Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Reconstituted SCOVA meeting held on 20th September 2013.


The reconstituted SCOVA met on 20.09.2013 under the chairmanship of Honourbale V.Narayanasamy MOS. In the background of the judgments in various Courts especially in the background of rejection of SLP filed by the Government of India in the Supreme Court, expectations were rife amongst the pre-2006 HSG-I pensioners that their pension will be upgraded to 4600 GP corresponding to the elevated scale of 7450. However, the trend shows that the Official Side had stated that Whether the grade pay of Rs.4600/- is to be treated as the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay-scale of Rs.6500-10500/- or it is to be treated as upgraded grade pay. (ii) In case, Grade Pay of Rs.4600 is to be treated as grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500/-, the pre- 2006 pensioners who retired before 2006 would be entitled to the benefit.  Everyone know that the Grade Pay corresponding to the pay scale 6500-10500 is only 4200/- and not 4600/-. The Government is sticking on its earlier position that as like after V CPC, pre-2006 pensioners will be entitled only to equivalent pay scale to the pre-revised scale and not to the upgraded pay scale if any. The benefit of upgraded pay scale will be extended only to post-2006 cases. This appears to be the stand of the Government. We cannot accept this interpretation. The battle must go on.

We are providing the link below for those who are interested to view the entire subjects discussed in SCOVA and the trend of discussions thereon.

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