Compensation Awarded in the Case of Shukla v. District Inspector of Schools

In a recent landmark judgement by the Supreme Court of India, a significant decision was made in the case of Shukla v. District Inspector of Schools. The court has directed the appellant to pay the first respondent an amount of Rs. 4,00,000/- as compensation. This ruling marks a crucial moment in the legal battle between the parties involved. Stay tuned for more updates on this case!


  • Ali Hussain Ansari was recommended for appointment as Assistant Teacher on ad hoc basis in Satya Prakash Vivekanand Inter College, Musahari, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Division Bench affirmed the finding of continuation of service from the initial date of appointment as 08.06.1987.
  • The period between 8.6.1987 till the actual joining date of 30.06.2006 was directed to be counted for consequential benefits, excluding payment of back wages.
  • The judgement regarding post-retirement benefits needed modification based on the peculiar facts and balance of equities.
  • Shesh Mani Shukla preferred Writ Petition No 11131 of 2010 seeking consequential benefits including pension benefits from 08.06.1987
  • The District Inspector of Schools, Deoria initially declined approval citing violation of certain orders and later refused financial approval for Shukla’s appointment
  • Shukla filed Writ Petition No 14530/1988 challenging the Inspector’s orders and was granted interim relief for payment of salary till April 2004
  • Despite working and receiving salary as per interim directions, Shukla’s Writ Petition was eventually dismissed in 2004
  • A Special Appeal filed by Shukla was also dismissed in 2006 based on the High Court’s interim directions
  • Shukla retired in 2009, having joined as Assistant Professor in 2006 after a long legal battle for appointment
  • The District Inspector rejected Shukla’s representation for arrears of salary citing ‘no work no pay’ principle
  • Shukla was recommended for a post in 1987 but faced delays and challenges in being appointed until 2006
  • Shukla’s appointment as Assistant Professor was finally approved in 2006 and worked until retirement in 2009

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  • The appellant is directed to pay the first respondent an amount of Rs. 4,00,000/- as compensation.
  • This compensation is in addition to any other benefits payable to the first respondent with the date of appointment as 30.06.2006.
  • The payment of Rs. 4,00,000/- must be made within six weeks from the date of this order.
  • If there is a delay in payment, the appellant will be liable to pay interest at the rate of 10% per annum from the date of this order.

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Case Number: C.A. No.-000314-000314 / 2020

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