After the Delhi High Court stayed
the termination of Delhi Assembly Fellows under the Delhi Assembly Research
Centre, the Delhi Assembly speaker has issued an order to reinstate the
The order mandates the
reappointment of these fellows as well as directs the immediate payment of their
According to an official directive from
the Legislative Assembly Secretariat dated
September 26, it stated, "Whereas the
Hon'ble High Court vide its Order dated
September 21 in the matter of
Subhashini Ratan and Ors V. Legislative Assembly NCT of Delhi and Ors has
directed that the petitioners be not discontinued and be given their stipends
till the next date of hearing.”
In response to the court cases
mentioned above, the Delhi Assembly Speaker, Ram Niwas Goel, issued an order on
September 26, stating, 'Thus in view of the decisions of the Supreme Court and
Article 14 of the Constitution of India, and to avoid burdening the court with
unnecessary litigation, I hereby reinstate the Fellows, Associate Fellows and
Associate Fellows (Media) who are affected by the order dated August 8, and
further direct that due stipends be paid to them.
The letter mentioned, “This would
be subject to further orders of the High Court."
The Delhi High Court had granted the
injunction to temporarily halt the dismissal of
Delhi Assembly Fellows participating in the Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC) Fellowship Programme.
It stated, "Until the next
hearing date, the services of the petitioners should not be terminated, and the
petitioners should continue receiving their stipends."
The Delhi High Court's order was issued in response to a
petition lodged against the decision to dismiss individuals holding positions
as Fellows, Associate Fellows, and
Associate Fellows (Media) within the framework of the Delhi Assembly Research Centre Fellowship Programme (DARC).
The letter from the Legislative Assembly
Secretariat mentioned, "All the fellows, Associate Fellows and Associate
Fellows (Media) of DARC other than those who have resigned or whose tenure has
expired will report to the letter undersigned." The case's next hearing is
scheduled for December 6.
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