The Supreme Court of India heard a case between Pancham Lal Pandey and Neeraj Kumar Mishra & Ors. regarding the payment of salary to teachers at Tripathi Ramroop Sanskrit Vidyalaya. The Government of Uttar Pradesh provided permanent recognition to the institution in 1999 and added it to the Grant-in-Aid list in 2015, providing for the payment of salary for five posts. However, a dispute arose when the Director Secondary Education bifurcated the posts of Assistant Teachers, directing payment of salary to Neeraj Kumar Mishra instead of Pancham Lal Pandey, who was more senior.

The High Court ordered payment to Pancham Lal Pandey, which was upheld by the Supreme Court. Neeraj Kumar Mishra’s appeal and the State’s review petition were also dismissed, with the liability of the State limited to the payment of salary to the Headmaster and four teachers up to the sanctioned strength.



Sanjiv Narang Adv. is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. His qualifications include an LLB from University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Panjab University,Chandigarh.In his more than 3 decades of experience, he has practiced law at the District, High Court and Supreme Court levels.He also has more than a decade of experience in the field of Management. He is the author of two books namely Laws for Women in India and Innovation, Why What and How.