Non-implementation of Justice Shetty Commission recommendation
FROM A COPRRESPONDENT
DHUBRI, March 2: In response to a Contempt Petition filed by the All India Judicial Employees Confederation (AIJEC) for non-implementation of Justice Shetty Commission Recommendation, the Supreme Court of India consisting the bench of Chief Justice, show caused Assam Government and sought explation as to why the benefits of the recommendation of the Justice Shetty Commission had not been extended to the staff of the Sub-ordite Judiciary. It may mentioned that the Justice Shetty Commission recommendation in respect of the staff of Sub-ordite Judiciary in Assam yet to be implemented.
In view of non-implementation of Justice Shetty Commission Recommendation, the AIJEC filed Contempt Petition no. 1/2016 arising out of W.P © 1022/1989 and I.A.no.297/2012, I.A.no.71-A.
General Secretary of All Assam Judiciary Employees’ Association (AAJEA), Anta Prasad informed The Sentinel that several representations with memorandums were submitted before Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, Fince Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as well as Chief Secretary of Assam, Registrar General, Gauhati High Court and Secretary to the Government of Assam, Judicial Department in this regard but in vain.
“Moreover, in spite of representation and submission of memorandum before the Anomaly Committee, the Seventh Pay Commission of Assam regarding non-inclusion of pay scale as well as posts of the staff of the sub-ordite Judiciary in Assam as well as the demands for Graduate Pay Scale, Advance increment to the Law Graduate Employees, Bench Assistant Grade-1, Grade-2, Grade-3 , Re-desigtion of Sheristadar of
DJ and other legal statutes as Chief Administrative Officer, Regular T.A of Process Server, 5% of the Basic pay as duty allowance in Lok-Adalat still remained unimplemented,” Prasad alleged.
Prasad also alleged that Revision of Pay (ROP) 2017 was also silent about the compliance of the report published in page no.157 Para 1.20 by the Seventh Assam Pay and Productivity Commission against the post of the judicial employees revised pay scale except only the post of Sheristadar of District Judge Court/Additiol District Judge Court/Munsiff Court, that too not reflected correctly which was still unimplemented in spite of memorandum submitted by the Association.
AAJEA while expressing its dissatisfaction for unusual delay in publishing the Service Rule of the Sub-ordite Judicial Courts employee of the State despite the fact that the Gauhati High Court had already forwarded the Service Rule in the me and style ‘The Assam District Court Employees Service Rule 2014’ on July 13, 2015 to the State Government for its publication in the Assam Gazette but the same was also not published yet. In view of this, association decided to take up agitation programme after due notice to the concerned authorities within a month if their legitimate demands were been fulfilled within March this year.