High Court restrains mid-term transfer of teacher - ECAS Punjab

High Court restrains mid-term transfer of teacher

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Chandigarh, September 29

A day before her retirement on attaining the age of superannuation at 58, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today restrained the Punjab Education Department from relieving a teacher mid-term.

The order by Justice Manoj Bajaj came on a petition filed against the state of Punjab and other respondents by Jasbir Kaur through counsel Kapil Kakkar and Shreesh Kakkar. Working as math mistress at a government high school in Hoshiarpur, the petitioner had challenged the department's action of not granting her extension up to March 31 next year in terms of the Punjab School Teachers' Extension in Service Act, 2015.

It was contended by the counsels that the state government framed the Act to prevent disruption in studies of student in schools following the retirement of teachers on attaining the age of superannuation in the midst of an academic session.

Kapil Kakkar submitted the petitioner's case was duly forwarded for grant of extension in service up to March 31 by the head of the institute on June 18. But formal order granting extension in service to the petitioner was not issued in a typical bureaucratic manner. It was not only illegal and arbitrary, but also against the object and spirit of the 2015 Act. — TNS

from The Tribune https://ift.tt/2SaAqtF

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