Controversial BJP MP and former union minister Dr Subramanian Swamy today won his decades-old battle against Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. A Delhi court ruled in his favour, directing the IIT to pay the salary owed to him, going back to between 1972-1991. The amount to be paid is estimated at Rs 40 to 45 lakh, according to Swamy’s lawyer.
IIT Delhi’s authorities have said the matter will further be decided by the institution’s Board of Governors. “We will inform the board and let them further decide on what should be done,” said IIT-Delhi director V Ramagopal Rao.
Prior to joining politics, Swamy taught economics at the institute for three years between 1969 to 1972, but what removed from his position due to disputes with the administration. In 1991, a Delhi court asked for him to be reinstated.
“After 47 years the IIT Delhi lost to me In The Saket Court and has to pay my back salary at annual 8% interest compounded. Earlier they had to restore me to my Professorship of Economics.which I resigned after a day. Let this be an example to all perverts in the academic world”, Swamy tweeted.
Swamy was triumphant about his court victory on Twitter, and said this case should be an example to “all perverts in the academic world.”