The Delhi High Court was informed by the Commissioner of MCD on Thursday that the civic body had paid salaries and pensions to its employees and retired staff members until December and that payment for January would be made promptly.
A bench consisting of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad acknowledged the statement made by the MCD Commissioner and scheduled the matter for another hearing after four weeks.
The court observed that despite repeated promises from authorities, the salaries of Class III and Class IV employees, teachers, and other employees of the MCD remained unpaid.
On January 30th, the Delhi High Court characterised the non-payment of salaries and pensions to MCD employees as ‘unfortunate’ and ordered the Commissioner of the civic body and senior officials of the city government to appear before it.
The court’s order stated that during a hearing on December 12, the counsel for both the Delhi government and MCD jointly promised that all payments would be promptly made, yet no action was taken.
The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), who was summoned to appear in court due to the non-payment of salaries and pensions in recent months, stated that they would be more cautious in the future. He reported that all employees, including Class III, Class IV, and teachers, had received their payments until December.
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