New Delhi: After filing petition in the Supreme Court for probe against Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in 2G scam, Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has filed another plea in the civil court against Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) demanding an arrear of Rs 19 lakh.

In his plea, Swamy has mentioned that the IIT-D owes him Rs 19 lakhs for the services given by him during his tenure as an Assistant Professor from 1972 to 1991.

Swamy has informed that till December 1969, he was working as an Assistant Professor in Economics Department of Harvard University. During the time he was interviewed by the IIT-D Director and was asked to join as a Professor. He was appointed by the nine-member committee including the present Prime Minister of the country, Dr Manmohan Singh.

From October 1972, Swamy began to work as a Professor. After few months in a letter released by the institute it was claimed that his appointment was invalid and was expelled in December, 1972.

Thereafter, he fought legal battle which declared his appointment legal. In 1991 he left the job. As filed in his petition, IIT-D did not pay him the salary during his tenure from 1972 to 1991.

Additional District Magistrate Neelam Singh has given approval for hearing in Swamy’s case. Meanwhile the court has rejected the appeal made by IIT-D which claimed the time period to mount pressure on the institute for the payment has lapsed and the matter does not come under the jurisdiction of the court.

The next hearing in this case will be on April 27.

JPN/Bureau