The Allahabad High Court has summoned the District Inspector of Schools (DIOS), Ghazipur for stopping the salary of a principal and a Class III employee without any valid reason. They have been asked to explain the reasons under which legal provision they have given such an order.
This order has been given by Justice Yashwant Verma on the petition of Arvind Kumar Sharma, Class III employee of Kirturay Inter College, Ghazipur.
The petitioner said the school’s principal suspended Anil Kumar Singh, a Class IV employee of the school. He was later dismissed. The employee did not file any appeal against this order. Despite this, the DIOS ordered the cancellation of the suspension order for about a year. And instructed the petitioner to apply for the salary of the dismissed employee.
Since the employee was dismissed before the order of the DIOS, the petitioner did not pay his salary. On this, the DIOS issued an order to withhold the salary of the school principal and the petitioner.
The petitioner further contended that the principal is the appointing authority of the Class IV employee hence he has the right to suspend. His order can be challenged only by filing an appeal before the Committee of Management and then with the DIOS. The employee did not file any appeal.
Despite this legal status, the DIOS issued an order withholding the salary of the petitioner. On this, the Court has summoned the DIOS to clarify the situation.
The Court has posted the matter for further hearing on December 14, 2020.