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Inclusion of add-on pay elements for determining Pension

Railway Board instructions on inclusion of Pay element for computation of Pension of Loco Supervisors who have filed O.A. before CAT praying for grant of 55% add-on pay element on basic pay for the purpose of computing their retirement benefits as admissible  to running  staff.

Railway Board has issued letter addressed to the GMs quoting Court Order on Litigation relating to including add-on Pay element for computation of Pension of Loco Supervisors.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

COURT MATTER
MOST   URGENT

No.E(P&A)II-2008/RS-32                                                                                        New Delhi, dated 27.07.2015.

The General  Managers(P), All Indian  Railways.
(Kind Attn:  CPOs of all Indian  Railways)

Sub :    Litigation :   Pay element for computation of Pension of Loco Supervisors.

Ref:     (i) Railway  Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2008/RS-32  dated  4-06-2009 and
No. E(P&A)II/2007/RS-01 dated 26-03-2009.

(ii) Supreme Court’s  order dt. 29-04-2015 in SLP(C)  11805/2009 of UOI Vs. R.D. Dixit & Ors.

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Please refer to Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-2007/RS-1 dt. 26.03.2009 and no. E(P&A)Il/2008/RS-32  dt. 04.06.2009 on the above noted subject. A background note was annexed with these letters  for general  guidance for officers and staff in handling such cases on the zonal railways.

2.          On this subject matter there was a total no. of 10 cases pending before the Hon’ble
Supreme Court of India as per the following details :

S.No. Case No. Name of Party Rly.
1 SLP(Civil) 7376/  2009 UOI vs. P.N. Prasad  and ors.  NR
2 SLP(Civil) 11805/ 2009 UOI vs. R.D.  Dixit and ors. NR
3 SLP(Civil) I   1806/ 2009 UOI vs. Yoginder  Lall   Sharma  and ors. NR
4 SLP(Civil) 11807/ 2009 UOI vs. Madan  Lal Sharma  and ors. NR
5 SLP(Civil) 11808/ 2009 UOI vs. Ganesh  Das and ors. NR
6 SLP(Civil) 11539/ 2009 UOI vs. K.  L. Mehdiratta   and ors. NR
7 SLP(Civil) 26010/  2010 UOI vs. Kundan  Lal and ors. NR
8 SLP(Civil) 17513/    2009 UOI vs. Vinod  Kumar  Saxena  and ors. WCR
9 SLP(Civil) 26386/  20 I  0 UOI vs. Habib-Ur-  Rehman   and ors. NER
10 SLP(Civil) 20917/  2013 UOI vs. K.  Jayaraman   and ors. SCR

3.         In all these cases the petitioners retired as Loco Running Supervisors and filed O.A. before CAT praying for grant of 55% add-on pay element on basic pay for the purpose of computing their retirement benefits as admissible  to running  staff.   Various  Benches of Central Administrative Tribunal  and High Courts had allowed the benefit of 55% as pay element  for computing pension to Loco Supervisors.   Ministry of Railways  had filed an SLP before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP(C)  11805/2009 of Mr. R.D.   Dixit. On the similar issue, nine more SLPs were filed before Hon’ble  Supreme Court of India. These SLPs  were tagged with SLP(C)  11805/2009.  The Hon’ble  Apex Court had given interim stay in these cases.

4.         The case was last  heard on 29-04-2015  and the following  order was passed:-

“Sh.  N. K. Kaul,  learned Additional  Solicitor  General, appearing for the  petitioners,  on  instructions,  sought  permission   of  this  Court  to withdraw  these special leave petitions  with liberty to file  appropriate petitionts  before the High Court.

Permission sought for  is granted.

The Special leave petitions are disposed of as withdrawn  with liberty to the petitioners  to make  appropriate petition(s)  before the High Court within one month from  today. If such a petition is filed  within the timeprescribed,    we  request   the  High   Court  to consider   the   same   in accordance with law, without reference to the period of limitation.The petitioners  are also permitted  to raise all such  grounds  that  are available to them,  including  the grounds  urged in these special  leave petitions.

Ordered accordingly.”

5.        The copy of the order can be obtained from the website of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and it is  also enclosed herewith. There are a number of cases pending before many Central Administrative Tribunals and many Hon’ble High Courts on this subject and the zonal railways were instructed to submit before the respective courts of law that the case of UOI vs. R.D. Dixit and ors.  along with 9 other tagged cases were pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and that it had granted interim stay in the matter.

6.          It is now informed that in pursuance of the order dt. 29.04.2015   review petitions have been filed before the Hon ‘ble High Courts of Delhi and Madras in the 10 cases mentioned in para (2) above.   It is now requested that  the above status may  be submitted  before the respective Courts of Law wherever similar cases are pending.   Action taken may be informed to this office.

 (K.Shankar)
Director  E(P&A) Railway   Board
Tele  No. 23378399

 

 

ITEM N0.22               COURT NO.l               SECTION XIV

S U P R E M E  C O U R T  O F  I N D I A

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (C)   No(s).11805/2009

(Arising out of impugned final judgment and order dated 18/09/2008 in WPC No. 8363/2007 passed by the High Court of Delhi at New Delhi)

UNION OF INDIA & ANR. Petitioner(s)

VERSUS

R.D.DIXIT & ORS.                                   Respondent(s) (with office report)

(with office report)

WITH

SLP(C) No. 7376/2009

(With prayer for interim relief and office report)

SLP(C) No.  11539/2009

(With prayer for interim relief and office report)

SLP(C) No. 11806/2009 (With Office Report)

SLP(C) No. 11807/2009 (With Office Report)

SLP(C) No. 11808/2009 (With Office Report)

SLP(C) No. 17513/2009 (With Office Report)

SLP(C) No. 26010/2010 (With Office Report)

SLP(C) No. 26386/2010 (With Office Report)

SLP(C) No. 20917/2013 (With Office Report)

These petitions were called on for hearing today.

CORAM

HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICES.A.   BOBDE

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ARUN MISHRA

For Petitioner(s)

Mr. N.K. Kaul, ASG

Ms.Vimla Sinha, Adv.

Mr. Samar Singh K., Adv.

Mr. Bhuvan Mishra, Adv.

Mr. Shreekant N. Terdal,Adv.

Ms. Sushma Suri,Adv.

Mr. Arvind Kumar Sharma,Adv.

For Respondent(s)

Mr. Mr. G.D. Bhandari, Adv.

Mr. S.  C. Patel,Adv.

Ms. Meera, Adv.

Mr. Sanjeev Bhandari, Adv.

Mr.Bhagwan Singh, Adv.

Mr.Kishore  Kumar Patel, Adv.

Mr.Satya Mitra Garg,Adv.

Ms. Meenu Mainee, Adv.

Ms. Priyanka  Sony, Adv.

For Mrs Rani Chhabra,Adv.

Mr. Mr. K.V. Mohan, Adv.

Mr.K.V. Balakrishnan,  Adv.

UPON hearing  the counsel the Court made the following

O R D E R

Shri N.K. Kaul, learned Additional Solicitor General, appearing for the petitioners, on instructions, sought permission of this Court to withdraw these  special  leave  petitions  with liberty to file appropriate petition(s) before the High Court.

Permission sought for is granted.

The special leave petitions are disposed of as withdrawn with liberty to the petitioners to make appropriate petition(s) before the High Court within one month from today.  If such a petition is filed  within the time prescribed, we request the High Court to consider the same in accordance with  law, without  reference  to the period  of limitation.

The petitioners are  also permitted to raise all  such grounds  that are available  to them, including the grounds urged in these special leave petitions.

Ordered accordingly.

                          (Neetu Khajuria)                                                           (Vinod Kulvi)

Sr.P.A.                                                                       Assistant  Registrar

Download Railway Board letter No.E(P&A)II-2008/RS-32 dated 27.07.2015

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