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Delhi HC notice to former education director

PTI
Published : Sep 14, 2017, 2:13 am IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2017, 2:14 am IST

The order had come on a plea filed by those educators who were rejected for the post of special educator (primary) in MCD schools.

Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi high court has issued a contempt notice to a former Director of Education for disregarding its 2014 order relating to relaxation of age for appointment of special educators in the city schools.

A bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli initiated the proceedings on its own against the former director of education of Delhi when it was informed that despite the court’s July 2014 order, the officer had rejected a candidate’s request for age relaxation for appointment as special education teacher in September 2014.

“In our view, prima facie, the order dated September 17, 2014 has been passed in complete disregard and disobedience of our decision  taken in July 2014. Accordingly, we take suo motu cognisance of the situation and issue notice to show cause as to why proceedings for civil contempt under the Contempt of Courts Act be not initiated against her,” it said. The bench also asked the lieutenant governor (L-G) to consider the matter in three weeks as it has been pending for long.

The high court had in July 2014, asked the Delhi government to consider relaxing age norms of candidates, while recruiting special educators in schools here. The order had come on a plea filed by those educators who were rejected for the post of special educator (primary) in MCD schools. Advocate A. Agarwal told the court that despite its 2014 order, the plea for relaxation of age was rejected. 

Tags: delhi high court, lieutenant governor
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi