EA – SEA Merger ….. update

Some Individuals filed an OA in Principle Bench CAT Delhi for Merging EA with SEA in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- on the basis of Circular no. F.No.1/1/2008-IC, Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance , Deptt. of Expenditure, Implementation Cell dated 13th Nov 2009. Hon’ble Court asked the Department to Merge the Cadres. Min. of I & B delayed the matter and Applicants filed a Contempt Petition. In the Petition Govt. submitted that they have done the Merger of both the cadres and sought six months time to prepare RRs. As per information, Min. of I & B is decided to merge all EAs & SEAs in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- with a nomenclature of Junior Engineer in a very clandestine Manner. It is very alarming and will cause big damage to present and future prospects of all sub ordinate cadres including all cadres who have got the benefit of 25th Feb 1999 agreement.

We in central office are viewing all options including legal remedies and are determined to do everything which is possible. We appeal all the comrades to be United and prepared for any drastic step on emergent basis.

Anilkumar S.,                                                   Umesh Chandra,
Gen.Secy.                                                            President