HC directs govt to release salaries

ITANAGAR, Sep 25: The Itanagar permanent bench of the Gauhati High Court has directed the state government to take immediate steps for payment of fixed remuneration, with effect from July 2016, to contractual employees serving under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in East Siang district.
Hearing the writ petition (civil) 75(AP)/2018 filed by 10 SSA contractual employees from East Siang district, Justice Manojit Bhuyan in his order issued recently said, “I find no reason to detain adjudication of this case any further.
Accordingly, the same stands disposed of with direction to the state respondents to take immediate steps for payment of fixed remuneration to the petitioners with effect from July, 2016. Let the required exercise be completed within an outer limit period of three months from today.”
According to a certified copy of the court order issued on 25 July, the grievance expressed by the petitioners, who were appointed in various capacities under the SSA way back in October 2013, was in respect of the inaction on the part of the state respondents to pay their monthly remuneration with effect from July 2016.
The court order further said “this state-of-affairs cannot be allowed to continue. The state respondents are legally bound to pay remuneration to the petitioners.”