As many would know, the Delhi High Court had directed that the arrears of the rectification of pensionary anomalies of the 6th Central Pay Commission would flow from 01st January 2006 and not from 24th September 2012 as had been granted by the Government.
The same emanated from the controversy involving the interpretation whether pension would be based on the minimum of pay within the pay-band or the minimum of pay of the pay-band itself for various grades and ranks.
The Govt had challenged the decision of the Delhi High Court by way of an SLP before the Supreme Court and it is learnt that the Hon’ble Apex Court was pleased to dismiss the SLP today thereby crystallizing the payment of the arrears of revised pension from 01-01-2006 rather than 24-09-2012.
The above would be confirmed beyond doubt only after perusing the order passed today by the Supreme Court.
Heavy credit goes to Mr V Natarajan, President Pensioners’ Forum, Chennai, for continuing the fight for civilian pensioners.