New Delhi: While giving judgment in a case, Delhi High Court reiterated that the Government aided minority schools have the right to appoint teachers without any compulsion of getting consent of the Directorate of Education (DoE).

The high court accepted the plea of the teacher who was dismissed from her job on the ground of not getting consent of DoE for her appointment.

Hearing the case, Justice S Muralidhar said that the dismissal order of DoE is not legal. He also issued directions to the DoE to disburse the due salary to the teacher.

Muralidhar did not buy DoE argument that the teacher was not eligible as she had not studied Mathematics and Science in 10+2. He said that the DoE approval is not required for appointing a teacher if he/she possesses more than the fixed eligibility criteria.

The woman teacher who filed case in the High Court to challenge the DoE dismissal order has got B Ed and M Ed degrees and was appointed as an assistant teacher in a government aided minority school in 1996.