The committee has urged the governmentto take immediate action to resolve this issue and to ensure that all affected teachers are compensated fairly.
The government has a moral obligation to provide for the welfare of its retired citizens. The failure to pay these teachers their pensions is a breach of that obligation. It is also a stain on the government’s reputation.
The government must act now to rectify this injustice and to restore the dignity of these retired teachers.
In addition to the moral imperative, there is also a legal one. In 2008, the High Court ruled that the government was liable to pay the teachers their full pensions.
The government has appealed this ruling, but it has so far been unsuccessful. The Supreme Court is due to hear the case later this year.