The Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi government and three municipal bodies to regularise all Kashmiri migrant teachers, who have been working in municipal and government schools on contract for over two decades.
A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma said the Kashmiri migrant teachers were entitled to all the benefits being given to the other regular teachers.
It also said that those Kashmiri teachers, who have retired, should also be given pensionary benefits and kin of those who have died should also get the benefits. Several Kashmiri teachers, who were present in the court, broke down as the judgement was pronounced.
The court dismissed the city government’s appeal challenging a 2015 order of a single judge of the High Court directing regularisation of the Kashmiri migrant teachers employed on contractual basis in government and municipal schools in the national capital since 1994.