MOF (DOE) REFUSED TO ACCEPT PROPOSALS OF RAILWAY BOARD FOR HIGHER GRADE PAY FOR JEs & SSEs EVEN IN RESPONSE TO CAT DIRECTIONS
Struggle to be continued by IRTSA
IRTSA (vide OA No. 310/00706/2013 IRTSA-VsUnion of India & Others, filed in CAT Chennai), had prayed for higher Grade Pay for JEs & SSEs on Railways than the Staff working under them, to restore the vertical hierarchy as recommended by the Fifth and Sixth Pay Commissions but disturbed by the Railways, based on higher duties & responsibilities shouldered by them and based on decision taken by Railway ministry to upgrade the grade pay of JS & SSE, are some of the major points submitted by IRTSA.
CAT Chennai, in its judgment directed Ministry of Finance to take action on the proposal of the Railways and decide about it within 3 months on OM No.PC/VI/2009/DAC/1(Pt2) dated 11.06.2010 which was pending for approval of MOF for allotment of Grade Pay of Rs.4600 to JEs and Grade Pay Rs.4800 to SSEs.
IRTSA had submitted a copy of CAT Chennai’s orders to Secy. Finance Expenditure vide letter NoIRTSA/CAT Chennai/2016-13 and a Memorandum No. IRTSA/CHQ/ MEMO/2016-12 giving justification on the merits of the case and urged to upgrade the JEs & SSEs on the Grade Pay Rs.4600 & Rs.4800 respectively, as per decision of the Departmental Anomalies Committee
The Ministry of Finance vide their letter dated 29- 11-016, had rejected the proposal of Railway Board as well as the submissions of IRTSA – by not only falsely negating the facts but also referring to extraneous factors to deviate from the core issues involved in the matter.
IRTSA will be filling another OA in CAT Chennai to challenge the Finance Ministry order shortly.