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Letter to DEO says Global Indian International School in Ahmedabad forcing teachers to go on leave without pay

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Ten teachers of Global Indian International School at Godrej Garden City have allegedly been not paid a salary for five months.

A letter written by a sports teacher of the school on November 6 to the District Education Officer (DEO) has further alleged that they have now been asked to go on Leave Without Pay.

The letter that has also been addressed to education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama has so far got no response from either the DEO or the education department.

Amandeep Singh Gotra, a sports teacher and international Wushu player who works at Global Indian International School has in a letter to the DEO said that the school is forcing teachers to go on Leave Without Pay (LWP) for the period from October 31 to March 31.

Gotra has been working with the school for the last two years. Gotra said the school is forcing teachers to fill a form mentioning the LWP during the pandemic.

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The letter alleges that the school is forcing the teachers to go on LWP so that they wouldn’t have to pay them a salary.

The letter that was also emailed to the education minister said that many teachers had gone on LWP under pressure from the school management.

What the letter says about Global Indian International School?

But others, the letter alleges, decided to alert the authorities about the injustice. The letter said that the HR of the school, based in Noida, in a meeting
with the principal and teachers asked them to go on leave without pay from October 31 onwards.

A record of the meeting is also allegedly available the letter states. It further alleged that against a 3-month notice, the school has been relieving employees with just one or two days of notice.

The Global Indian International School had some years ago been in controversy over the FRC as it was accused of randomly charging school fees in violation of Fee Regulatory Committee norms.

The matter had eventually reached the courts and the school was asked to charge a fee decided by the FRC.

 

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