HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT TODAY
(17.03.2015) HAS REPORTEDLY
DISMISSED ALL SLPs
DISMISSED ALL SLPs
FILED BY GOVERNMENT AGAINST
The Honourable Supreme Court of India has reportedly today dismissed all pending SLPs filed by the Government of India against implementation of CAT Principal Bench on the issue of Pre-2006 Pensioners. We also learn that the Government had reportedly requested for 4 months’ time for implementation to all pre-2006 pensioners.
All of you may be aware that the Government through its latest order of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare tried to clarify as to why it had implemented only for S-29 Scale retirees and not for all other pre-2006 pensioners. In that order it had stated that unless and until the remaining three SLPs are not disposed of finally by the Apex Court, the Government will not implement the judgment of CAT Principal Bench for all pre-2006 pensioners.
The Government has finally met its waterloo today wherein the Apex Court has categorically dismissed all pending SLPS in this matter. There appears to be no other way for the Central Government now but to implement the pensioners favourable judgment to all categories of Pre-2006 Pensioners.
We hail the judgments of Honourable Supreme Court of India.
We hope the Central Government will at least now understand that it cannot for ever cheat the senior pensioners who toiled throughout their life for the service of Government.
This marks a great victory for the persistent struggle launched by several organisations of pensioners against the unjustified stand of the Central Government.
Even though this judgment will not bring Full Parity in Pension to all past and future Pensioners as we are continuously demanding since the retrograde recommendations of 6th CPC were known, it is definitely a great victory on the face of misinterpretation of the 6th CPC recommendation by a section of bureaucrats after initially accepting and ordering for implementation of pay commission recommendations to the extent of calculating minimum pension on the basis of pay in the pay band of each cadre instead of minimum of pay band.
This judicial victory prior to conclusion of enquiries by the 7th CPC is expected to go a long way in favour of lakhs of pensioners in determining the pension for all past pensioners through the recommendations of 7th CPC. We wish all Pensioners Organisations while submission of their oral evidence before the Pay Commission shall underline the importance of this judicial victory as well as to impress upon the Chairman of 7th CPC for Full Parity in Pension to past and future pensioners.
General Secretary AIPRPA