HC seeks reply of Delhi govt over delay in confirming appointment of 17,000 teachers

Justice V P Vaish issued notice to the government on the plea seeking quashing of April 18 termination letter served on petitioner Praveen Kumar who claimed he was removed without being heard.

PTI| Updated: May 12, 2016, 18:41 PM IST

New Delhi: The High Court on Thursday sought response of Delhi government against removal of a guest teacher and delay in confirming 17,000 such teachers in the national capital.

Justice V P Vaish issued notice to the government on the plea seeking quashing of April 18 termination letter served on petitioner Praveen Kumar who claimed he was removed without being heard.

The petitioner, represented through senior advocate Salman Khurshid and advocate Aman Panwar, contended that since he was "putting pressure on Delhi government for regularizing/ confirming the 17,000 guest teachers in Delhi schools, they have abruptly" terminated his services.

Seeking reinstatement, the petitioner contended that he has got an unblemished track record and has been teaching in Delhi government schools since 2010.

Further, Kumar produced his attendance record to prove that he has not missed a single lecture in the last six months of his service nor has there been a single complaint against him.

He said in his plea that he was removed by Delhi administration in order to silence the movement/demands of regularization of guest teachers, which was a poll promise of AAP government.

To which, the court sought to know from the government as to why the 17,000 guest teachers have not been confirmed yet.

The court has fixed the matter for May 27 by when the government has to file its reply.