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Subramanian Swamy wins salary battle with IIT-Delhi, to get Rs 40 lakh in dues

Saket court orders IIT-Delhi to pay Swamy his salary for the period between 1972 and 1991. BJP leader had taught economics in the institute in the late 1960s.

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New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has won another round in his longstanding battle with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, as a local court Monday ordered the premier institute to pay his salary for the period between 1972 and 1991.

The court has directed the institute to pay the dues at an interest of 8 per cent per annum, which his lawyer told ThePrint, was roughly around Rs 40 to 45 lakh.

On their part, authorities at IIT-Delhi said the matter will now go to the institute’s Board of Governors, which will further decide on the matter. “We will inform the board and let them further decide on what should be done,” IIT-Delhi director V. Ramagopal Rao told ThePrint.

Before joining politics, Swamy had taught economics at IIT for three years from 1969 to 1972. In 1972, he was sacked by the institute following several confrontations with the administration. While he was reinstated by a Delhi court in 1991, he has been claiming that his removal was politically motivated, and has been seeking his dues.

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‘Example to all perverts in the academic world’

Following the court order, Swamy tweeted that it should be an example to all “perverts in the academic world”.

“After 47 years the IIT Delhi lost to me In The Saket Court and has to pay my back salary at annual 8% interest compounded… Let this be an example to all perverts in the academic world,” Swamy tweeted.

While he had demanded that he be paid his salary at an interest of 18 per cent per annum, the court has directed IIT to pay him at 8 per cent interest.

All these years, IIT-Delhi resisted paying his dues arguing that Swamy never furnished information about his earnings from the period 1972-1991, for which he was seeking dues. The institute further said that he continued teaching economics at Harvard summer school at that time.

After years of fighting with the institute when no result was in sight, the Human Resource Development ministry had reportedly asked IIT to opt for an out-of-court settlement but the institute refused.

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  1. swamy subran is a maverick genius …… he single handedly screwed the corrupt communal UPA he needs to ebt aken seriously as he has pHD in economics from harvard ……

  2. Centre Govt. employees governing Nodal agency DOP&T issues guidelines circulars Memos for functioning and dealing court orders. Though Govt. is role model employer but cooly DOP&T issues guidelines which are arbitarary unjust unfair and colourable and double standarded.
    As a result thousands of serving and retired Govt employees are in Various Administrative Tribunals High Courts and Supreme Court.
    A few such guidelines are

    Prior to 14.5.2009 ACR gradings Good and Average when bench mark for promotion is Very Good will not be communicated to concerned employee even though these below bench mark ACRs may render him unfit for promotions or empanlements.
    As a result hundreds of case in various courts.
    Then came OM of 13.4.2010 in response to land mark judgement of Dev Dutt Vs Union of India of 12.5.2008 which established that every ACR be Very Good , Good , Average or Adverse be communicated at right time irrespective of past present or future.
    But OM of 13.4.2010 diluted the SC judgement by making it applicable to future DPCs promotions neither retrospective not even retroactive as a result another Hundreds of Cases in various courts.

    Earlier CAT Judgements were at par with High Courts but now one has to be in CAT + contempt then HC+ Contempt and finally SC+Contemt whether you win or loose in CAT.
    There is no time limit for Govt to file WP or SLP period of delay is always condoned by Courts. But in case of individuals one may have to loose even if delay is on part of Govt.

    Some times artificial clouds are created to show courts that particular case will bring about administrative choas and heavy finicial burden on Govt exchequer and some cases of individuals gets adversely influenced. DOP&T Urgent OM of 20.6.2016 / reminder of 8.7.2016 is such attempt.

    The judgements of CATs are only advisory and not mandatory and if any judgement of any court is not in arbitary guidelines of any court then the concerned deptt has to file appeal against it.
    Dr Swamy is without parallels .
    Ministers Samiriti Irani and Prakash Javedkar may not write to DOP&T and concerned deptts to look into cases of common man where Govt/its Deptts force individuals repeatedly to the doors of Courts.
    Those awaiting any relief in pay/ pension arrears may has to taste DOP&T guidelines of 21 (or 25 ) Nov 2018.

  3. Whatever ppl may have the opinion about swamy but one thing is for sure that he is sticking to his principles .IIT being institution and Mr. Swamyji has given his services in the first place should have pd him his dues forthwith. Even now without a second thought and when the court has analysed and given it’s ruling should pay Mr. Seamy his dues. He is a real hero with clear political thoughts

  4. Unable to understand why any organization fights with individual, organization fighting their employees, college fighting student. Shouldn’t it be College vs college, organization vs organization, individual vs individual. Recenty Ignou rejected my wife’s application for Post graduation because her undergraduation was from Sikkim manipal university. Now Ignou(an organization) will NOT fight with SMU(organization), it will harass student(individual). Why can’t Ignou fight SMU directly….because then mukabla takkar ka hoga. (It will be a fight between equals).Yahan kamzor ko daba rahe hain(Here harassing the weak).

  5. Messiah in action of this objective world,
    U r a Head bolt most revered person , 🙏👍.

    We are worried about who will be torch bearer to carry on ur installed legacy to fight legal battles in hope to “win war of truth. “

  6. ThePrint is another anti National anti Hindu. Agency to target the Hindus,,
    It’s Chief Shekhar Gupta is one of the beneficiaries in the Augusta Westland scam along with the Congress.. And anyone with the Congress is bound to speak against Hinduism

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