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HC directives in petition for pay parity with Sanitary Inspectors

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[ June 24, 2017 ] Jammu: In a petition seeking direction to the respondents to take a final decision with regard to their claim for pay parity with the Sanitary Inspectors of the department. It is claimed by the petitioners that they have been working in the department in different capacities, like X-Ray, Laboratory, Dental, Theater Assistants/Technicians etc and earlier their pay scale was identical to the pay scale provided for Sanitary Inspectors of the department, however, subsequently the pay of the Sanitary Inspectors was enhanced and they were placed in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10200 (pre-revised) vide Govt. Order No.548-HME of 1994 dated 25.08.1994. The petitioners claim that they have been agitating their grievance before the authorities since then and the matter has also been placed before the Pay Anomaly committee, which is seized of the matter but no final decision in the matter has been taken by the competent authority.Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Justice Sanjeev Kumar after hearing Adv FS Butt appearing for the petitioner disposed of petition with a direction to respondent to take a final decision on the claim made by the petitioner with regard to pay parity with Sanitary Inspectors of the Department in whose case up-gradation was ordered by the Government vide Govt. Order No.548-HME of 1994 dated 25.08.1994. Needless to say that needful shall be done by respondent within a period of four weeks from the date of receipt of this order.