All the relevant papers regarding CAT Case have been handed over to the Advocate on 21.03.2010 and the issues discussed. Draft for CAT Case will be ready by next week. The details of the discussion are as follows :
As per the Advocate view, if we claim that Inspector Posts also comes under preview of the MOF OM F.No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13.11.09, our case may be weak, as in that OM, it is clearly stated that higher Grade Pay of Rs.4600 is given to those Posts, which were having Pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500. It is the fact that Pay scale of Inspector Posts was Revised to Rs.6500 -10500 w.e.f 01.01.2006 and corresponding Grade pay was given. We can demand for the parity and ask for separate OM for Inspector Posts for higher grade pay as done for Assistants (CSS), as we are also coming through the same competitive examination, on the grounds that :
The 4th pay commission had recommended higher pay scale for inspectors only after introduction of direct recruitment. Higher pay scale could not be given to the Inspector Posts at that time, as the recommendation for Direct recruitment was not implemented by the Dept. of Posts (Para 10.44 ).
In the V CPC, the Dept. agreed for Direct recruitment at the level of Inspectors and hence the pay parity with Inspectors and analogous post in CBDT / CBEC were given and accordingly, the Pay scale of Inspector Posts was upgraded from Rs.1400 – 2600 to Rs.1640 – 2490 and corresponding new pay scale of Rs.5500 – 9000 was given w.e.f 01.01.1996. (Para 62.9). Dept. of Posts accordingly amended the Recruitment Rules for Inspector Posts in 2001.
It was the Finance Ministry, who disturbed the parity in April,2004 and in Nov,2009 and no action was taken by the Dept. also to set right the discrepancies. In no way, Inspector Posts can be treated lower in comparison with Inspectors in CBDT / CBEC. Historical Pay parity should be maintained and the discrepancy aroused should be settled immediately.