Justice Rajiv Narain Raina of the Punjab and Haryana high court issued a notice to the government and University Grants Commission (UGC) after picking up the petition alleging of the inequality in retirement age of teaching staff and faculty of both Government as well as Private colleges in Haryana.
Justice Rajiv Narain Raina heard the petition submitted by a working associate professor, Om Prakash Wadhwa of a government college of Rohtak.
His Petition stated the “ arbitrariness is so writ large that in spite of UGC mandate for superannuation age as 60, Haryana has been compulsorily retiring government college teachers at the age of 58”.
It also mentioned about the teachers of government-aided private college liable to the retirement at the age of 60 years, and questioning that even though their salaries are also paid from the state government exchequer and both government-aided private college and fully Government College stand equally in every aspect, then why not the retirement age.
The petitioner Wadhwa is seeking the state government to justify the current biased attitude in retirement age of Government College teachers mandated at 58 years, while 60 years decided for the government-aided private college teachers.
The Next hearing upon this matter is to be scheduled on February 17, 2014.