AGARTALA, April 5 - The Left Front Government in Tripura has once again reiterated its decision to stand by the dismissed 10,323 teachers after the Supreme Court verdict.
The Council of Ministers in its meeting held here on Wednesday examined the verdict of the Supreme Court dismissing the State�s special leave petition (SLP) challenging the High Court�s order sacking 10,323 teachers of all categories, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the media after the meeting.
�The Council of Ministers observed that the judgment was unexpected. However, we will show respect to the verdict and comply with whatever directives it has given�, he said.
Sarkar made it clear that the government would initiate fresh appointment drive as per the directives of the apex court. �Side by side, the government will seek Union HRD Ministry�s help for relaxation if adequate number of eligible candidates are not found in the appointment process�, he pointed out. �We are with them come what may. We will ensure their future�, he continued.
Sarkar further said the government has constituted a three-member Pay and Pension Revision Committee for giving recommendations for revision of existing pay structure for the State Government employees and pensioners.
The panel includes GK Rao as chairman and Sushil Kumar and D Modak as members. The committee will submit its report before the State Government in 45 days to offer revised pay structure for employees and pensioners.
�After getting recommendations of the pay panel, the government will declare the new pay scales for employees and pensioners as early as possible�, he said.
In his budget speech, Finance Minister Bhanu Lal Saha had declared a provision of Rs 600 crore for new pay scales for the employees and pensioners for the year 2017-18.