SC stays High Court judgement on fix wage scheme for Vidya Sahayak

Sanjay Trivedi
Supreme Court has stayed Gujarat High Court’s judgement about fix wage scheme. Bench of justice D.K.Jain and Justice A.R.Dave ordered to file reply of concerned parties. The scheme includes thousands of Vidya Sahayak, the teachers of fixed wage.

SC observed that there is nothing wrong in fix wage scheme of Gujarat Government as it generates employment. Earlier, Gujarat High Court directed the state government to pay wages as per the recommendations of the sixth pay commission to its fixed pay workers from the date of recruitment. Acting on a PIL filed by R.R.Shukla of Yogkshema, the HC had deemed the state government’s  scheme of hiring people on fixed wage for five years and denying full salary to them as per the norms as illegal.

Government had filed a petition in the HC inquiring if the order should come into effect from the date of pronouncement or it will have a retrospective effect. HC had made it clear that since the scheme of fixed wage has been declared illegal, it becomes invalid from its time of introduction.

HC had asked government to stop fix wage scheme and start employing people on regular salaries. High court has also asked government to pay full salary from the date of their appointment to those employed under the fixed-pay scheme for five years. This judgement was  to cause an additional burden of Rs 3,900 crore on the state exchequer as arrears. State was also have to shell out Rs 2,300 crore every year towards increased salary of the employees. Moreover these employees will also enjoy the benefits of continuity of service.

Praful patel
State gov. Ne jisko 15000 salary deni thi usaki jagah 2500 di then at the time of their appointment till today gov. Not pay their 12500 from that money they do vikas and now time for their payment gov said if we paid their salary full, extra burden on stat gov. Shame to this state gov.
is Supreme court is going to deemed goverments policy legal. whatever it may be but deside it quickly.
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