#Kolkata: Salary increase returned after 15 years of service! Teachers who suffered some relief after Friday. Besides, the Department of Education pushed the High Court. The Chapal High Court on Friday granted an interim stay on the decision to seek an increase in the increment. Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay gave an interim stay on the decision of the education department. The next hearing of the case is on November 11. The High Court has made it clear that the increased salary of the plaintiff cannot be deducted till the case is disposed of.
After 15 years, the school education department wants increment of many teachers. Hundreds of teachers filed a case in the High Court. In 2004, 2005, 2006, that is, the teachers who were appointed more than 15 years ago fell into a dilemma due to the decision of the Department of Education. Teachers’ salaries have increased over time. This salary increase in proportion to the price increase is an increment at all. The school education department is now seeking the return of the increment received for 15 years. Why? The rule was that teachers would take a training degree within 5 years of getting the job. Due to various legal complications, this degree has not been awarded to the plaintiff teachers. The High Court litigants also claimed that the training degree was extended after an initial observation by the Supreme Court. But now hundreds of teachers are facing the extreme problem of taking a U-turn in that position. Most of them are in ninth, tenth and eleventh and twelfth classes.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs, Vikram Bandopadhyay and Sudipta Dasgupta, said, “The school education department has clearly instructed that all these teachers will have to pay back the increment as they have not completed their training degree on time. The teachers challenged the decision of the education department and approached the Calcutta High Court. Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay on Friday granted an interim stay on the Education Department’s decision after hearing the appeal. Lawyers Vikram Bandopadhyay and Sudipta Dasgupta further said that in one case, the High Court had given an interim stay but the court’s order was a stay on the decision of the education department.