Union of India Through Secretary & Ors. VERSUS Anju Jain




(arising out of SLP(C) No.1707 of 2014)

Union of India Through Secretary & Ors. … APPELLANT


Anju Jain & Anr. … RESPONDENTS


The case of the Respondent Nos. 1 and 2 is that they were initially appointed as Junior Machine Operators (JMO)/Key Punch Operators w.e.f. 05.05.1987 and 19.05.1987 respectively on temporary basis in the pay scale of Rs.950-20-1150-EB-25-1500.Later on, their services were regularized w.e.f. 19.05.1989.Subsequently, on the recommendations of the Economic Reform Commission and the Staff Inspection Unit, the posts of Junior Machine Operator, Senior Machine Operator and Comptometer Operator in the office of appellant no.2 were abolished w.e.f. 27.07.1995. However, on the request of the respondents, their services were adjusted against the vacant posts of Computor (feeder) which was a promotional post but with the condition that the respondents will draw only the salary and pay and allowances as admissible to the posts of Junior Machine Operator which they were holding prior to 27.07.1995.Later on, respondents were adjusted against the vacant post of Computor by way of ad hoc promotion w.e.f. 04.11.1997 in the pay scale of Rs.4000-100-6000. On 18.05.1999, at the time of granting First Financial Upgradation under ACP Scheme, the pay of the respondents was re-fixed in the same scale of Rs.4000-100-6000, which was the scale they were already granted. In the meantime, consequent upon the introduction of the Scheme of rationalization of pay scales for Electronic Data Processing cadre, the cadre was restructured and at the entry level Data Entry Operator (DEO) Grade A and above that thepost of Data Entry Operator (DEO) Grade B, etc. were created. Accordingly, the post of Junior Machine Operator in the prerevised scale of Rs.950-1500 was re-designated as DEO, Grade`A’ and was granted the scale of pay of Rs.1150-1500 w.e.f. 01.01.1986. Similarly, the post of Computor in the pre-revised scale of Rs.1200-2040 was re-designated as DEO, Grade ‘B’ in the scale of pay of Rs.1350-2200 effective from 01.01.1986….read more