GOVERNMENT OF INDIA - RAILWAY DEPARTMENT LOST THE SLP IN APEX COURT
PUNJAB - HARYANA HIGH COURT ORDER FOR THE GRANT OF BENEFIT OF UPGRADED PAY SCALE OF THE SAME CADRE TO PRE-1996 / PRE-2006 PENSIONERS ALSO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED NOW AND IMPLEMENTED ONLY TO THE APPLICANTS!
GOVERNMENT ACTION DISCRIMINATORY BETWEEN RAILWAY PENSIONERS AS WELL AS PETITIONER RAILWAY PENSIONERS AND ALL OTHER CG PENSIONERS!
AIPRPA CHQ WRITES LETTER TO SECRETARY PENSION TO REMOVE THE DISCRIMINATION!
No.AIPRPA / 1/5/2016 Dated 23.05.2016
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
Government of India
New Delhi – 1100
Sub: Adoption of discriminatory treatment between Pensioners by the GOI – regarding.
Ref: Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) orders No. PC-III/2013/CTC-I/4 dated 07.02.2016 on grant of upgraded pay scale benefit to Pre-1996 / Pre-2006 Pensioners.
This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that several cadres of Central Government Employees in general and the cadres of HSG-1, ASPOs, IPOs, Postman etc in the Department of Posts in particular are continuously been denied the benefit of up-graded pay scales granted from 1.1.1996 and 1.1.2006 to the serving employees of the same cadre.
This being the case, this Association is surprised to see that consequent on the Supreme Court judgment on 05.01.2016 in the dismissal case of SLP filed by the Railway Ministry (SLP (C) CC No.22402/2015 Union of India Vs Darshan Lal Bali & Others) against the common order dated 29.01.2015 by the Punjab – Haryana High Court, the Government of India,, Ministry of Railways has issued the order cited under reference to extend the benefit of up-graded pay scale to the Petitioners of Pre-1996 / Pre-2006 Pensioners of the same cadre for whom the Government had upgraded the scales from a prospective date.
The stand of the Government of India is discriminatory between one section of Pensioners in Railways against the rest of Railway Pensioners on one hand and totally discriminatory between those Petitioner Pensioners and all other CG Pensioners including the Pensioners of Postal Department who for long are demanding unsuccessfully similar benefit of upgraded pay scales granted to their cadre prospectively from 1.1.1996 and 1.1.2006. The Central Government which is supposed to be a model employer cannot extend such a treatment to the majority of pensioners despite the orders of the Supreme Court of India striking down the decision of the GOI to deny the benefit of any such upgraded scales taken into account for fixing the revised pension to the Pre-1996 / Pre-2006 Pensioners of the same cadre.
This Association wishes to point out the assurance of the Secretary Pension given out during the course of the Periodical Meeting with the JCM Staff Side on 29.02.2016 to revisit and reconsider the earlier order of the DoP&PW issued to deny the of grant of upgraded pay scale benefit for fixation of pension to Pre-2006 Pensioners in addition to the above mentioned facts and urges for judicious treatment to all CG Pensioners on this important issue.