Pay full wages to DTC man sacked 18 years ago: HC
By Team Legistify / 2017-11-11
The man was appointed as a retainer crew conductor in Feb 1981 and removed in April 1999 after a fellow employee alleged his matriculation certificate was invalid

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Eighteen years after a Delhi Transport Corporation bus conductor was dismissed, on grounds that his matriculation certificate was from an institution not recognised by the Centre, the Delhi High Court directed the DTC to trace the man and pay him wages he would have earned till retirement.

The matter pertains to Chander Singh, who was appointed as a retainer crew conductor on February 11, 1981. Singh was removed from service in April 1999, after a fellow employee — who allegedly had a grudge against him — alleged that his matriculation certificate was invalid. Singh then moved the industrial tribunal.

Stating that his termination was “illegal and unjustified”, the tribunal in August 2003 directed the DTC to reinstate him. The DTC moved the High Court against the direction. Despite the court not granting a stay on his reinstatement, the DTC did not give him back his job. The matter remained pending for 14 years.

Pic Courtesy- Indian Express

The man was appointed as a retainer crew conductor in Feb 1981 and removed in April 1999 after a fellow employee alleged his matriculation certificate was invalid

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