|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Mar 2: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Tashi Rabstan while disposing of the petition filed by employee of the High Court, directed Commissioner/Secretary law to consider the recommendations of the High Court for upgradation of the grade attached to the posts of Restorers working in the High Court from Rs 2610-3540 (pre-revised) to Rs 3050-4910 (pre-revised), notwithstanding the grant of ‘Special Pay’ having been granted in favour of the employees working in the High Court and pass appropriate orders thereon.
In the petition, the petitioners submitted that they are working as Restorers in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir (hereinafter referred to as “the High Court”) and that they have remained stagnated on the said posts as there are no promotional avenues available for them in terms of the rules governing the field. It is stated that apart from the above, the grade attached to the said posts of Restorers is Rs.2610-3450 (pre-revised) which is neither commensurate to the duties being performed by the petitioners nor at part with their counterparts working in the other High Courts of the country. Faced with this situation, the petitioners, as stated, in year 2008, filed a representation before the respondent No.2/ Registrar General of the High Court for seeking redressal of their grievances. The respondent No.2, in terms of communication No.16622/NG dated 3rd of August, 2016, requested the respondent No.3 to accord approval for upgradation of pay scale of Restorers working in the High Court from 2610-3450 (pre-revised) to 3050-4910 (pre-revised). It is pleaded that despite there being said recommendations for upgradation of pay scale from the respondent No.2, the respondent-Government is not considering the case for reasons not known to the petitioners. JNF