Chennai: The Madras High Court has held that
salaries of school teachers could not be governed by labour
laws and quashed two Tamil Nadu Labour department orders.
Partly allowing writ petitions filed by Tamil Nadu Tamil
and English Schools Association, Justice T Raja, however, held
valid a portion of the impugned government orders in respect
of non-teaching staff.
Citing various Supreme Court judgements, the Judge
observed that only non-teaching staff of the petitioner
schools could be covered by the minimum wages act.
The Judge pointed out that in respect of teachers, the
ratio laid down by the apex court clearly showed that the
provision of the act could not be applied.