Supreme Court warned the Kerala government that it would face a scrutiny of expenses on ministers and legislators if part-time teachers were not paid their arrears, pending for 17 years by this month.
Justice B.N. Agrawal and Justice G.S. Singhvi gave this warning to the state government, rejecting its argument of paucity of funds.
“We can’t go by your claims. If you do not comply with the order by Sep 30, we will have to review the expenses incurred on your ministers and MLAs,” the bench warned state counsel.
The bench made the observation while hearing a lawsuit by the Kerala’s Aided Higher Secondary Teachers Association seeking the arrears of the part-time teachers of the government and aided schools.