The said case had emerged from a decision of the Ernakulam Bench of the CAT dated 16-08-2013 which had followed OA 655/2010 of the Principal Bench CAT at Delhi which in turn was limited to the subject of the controversy of the “minimum of pay within the pay band” versus “minimum of pay of the pay band itself”. The Erankulam Bench of the CAT allowed the case based on the decision of the Principal Bench CAT, however it mixed up the two issues of the “minimum within the pay band” and “full proportionate reduction”.
Sent: 21 September 2015 11:01
The situation would only change once there's an authoritative decision of the SC on it. The issue remains sub judice before the SC.