Thursday, 18 September 2014
Avoiding Giving MoF, DoE a handle to beat us with
Avid readers and followers of the ongoing SAG-29 Pensioners Association Vs UoI saga through the OA 655 of 2010 till the Curative Petition and back to the implementation of the orders must have noticed the "teesra" the MoF, DoE has bowled by way of restricting the benefits to the members of the Association.
Avid followers/similarly placed officers of the Rank Pay Case would also have noticed that RDOA and it's advocates ensured that in IA No. 9 of 2010 in TP (C) No. 56 of 2007, every similarly placed officer, whether he approached the Courts, AFT or not, was made a beneficiary of the judgment dated 4th September 2012.
Perceptive readers and followers of both cases would have noticed that the order of the Apex Court in the Rank Pay case i.e. all similarly placed have not been given the advantage (as yet) in the SAG-29 Pensioners case.
It might be worth the while of those similarly placed officers who have not yet decided to become members of the RDOA whether they would like to wage their own legal battles, should the MoD/CGDA/MoF, DoE decide to confine implementation of any future favourable verdict only to members of the RDOA (which is the "Anr" part of Lt Col N K Nair & Anr Vs UoI) in Contempt Petition (C) No. 328 of 2013.