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Thursday, August 25, 2016

CHQ News:- Filing of Contempt i/c/w Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006 in OA No. 289/2013

As everyone knows that Ministry of Finance has not taken any action so far for up-gradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f 01.01.2006, even after the specific order by Hon’ble CAT Ernakulum Bench in OA No. 289/2013 vide judgment dated 16.10.2015.

Now, we have no other option but to file contempt case against the inaction by Ministry of Finance. The matter has already been discussed with our counsel for filing of contempt in the first week of September 2016. CHQ will bear all the expenses of contempt case. Draft of contempt case is at final stage of finalization.

          Therefore, CHQ is expecting donations voluntarily from members and track-in-viewers to make the CHQ fund position healthy for its proper utilization as Court/CAT cases.

Views of Odisha Circle:-

At the time of filing of OA No.289/2013, most of the Circles had contributed financially towards the expenditure borne by the CHQ. Odisha Circle had also contributed Rs.10,000/- for the same. For filing the contempt, Circle branches can now also assist the CHQ financially. There is no disagreement that the fund position of the CHQ should be healthy to meet the unforeseen expenditures as and when required. But the Circle branches of the Association should not be free from the accountability of contributing to the CHQ.

Odisha Circle Branch Association is always contributing the due CHQ Quota of the subscription collected from the members regularly and, therefore, it is not encouraging its members for direct contribution to CHQ. There is also a growing demand from the members to conduct All India Conference in Odisha as the last All India conference was held at Bhubaneswar during the year-2002. A decision will be taken in the CWC at Puri scheduled to be held on 04-09-2016 to raise funds of the Association by way of special donation from its members.

Towards legal expenses for upgradation of Grade Pay of IPs to Rs.4,600/-, Odisha Circle Branch Association will contribute its share to the CHQ as per the necessity.      

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