HC says ReT, ad hoc, contractual teachers are entitled to leave


Srinagar, March 30: The High Court today ruled that an employee, either working on ad hoc or contractual or in any other temporary capacity, cannot be denied medical leave by employer.

Zohra Bano from Kargil was engaged as teacher on consolidated pay under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan vide an order dated October 17, 2005. Her selection was made on the pattern of Rehbar-i-Taleem scheme (ReT.)

However, during her engagement Zohra applied for medical leave which was denied by the Chief Education Officer, Kargil, on the ground that an ReT was not entitled to any kind of leave. She was then compelled to submit her resignation to the CEO concerned.

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