Port Blair, 15 May 2023
CITU-affiliated Andaman Sarvajanik Nirman Vibhag Mazdoor Sangh (ASNVMS) has demanded to grant 1/thirtieth of pay plus DA advantages to the DRMs from twenty second September 2017, as ordered by the Calcutta High Court at Calcutta. In a letter despatched to the Lt Governor, A & N Islands, BC Bhattacharjee, Vice President, ASNVMS drew the eye of the Lt Governor to the order bearing No. 1283 dated ninth May 2023, issued by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration granting 1/thirtieth of pay plus DA to the remaining every day rated mazdoors working in APWD and different departments beneath the A & N Administration. He mentioned that this order was issued to implement the judgement and order dated nineteenth December 2022, of the Division Bench of the Hon’ble Calcutta High Court within the matter of Hon’ble Lt. Governor-vs-ASNVMS (MA/09/2020).
ASNVMS informed the Lt Governor that the Division Bench whereas disposing of the Appeal filed by the Appellant i.e. Govt. of India/A & N Administartion in opposition to the judgement dated thirteenth December, 2019 of the only choose of Hon’ble Calcutta High Court, had directed the Appellants to grant the monetary good thing about 1/thirtieth of pay plus DA on the related scale of pay to all of the every day rated mazdoors working beneath the A & N Administration inside 2 months with impact from twenty second September, 2017, the date on which the Administration had issued an OM bearing No. 289 to increase the 1/thirtieth of pay plus advantages to DRMs with sure circumstances.
The ASNVNS informed the Lt Governor that after a interval of almost 5 months from the date of judgement of the Division Bench, the Administration has issued the order No. 1283 dated ninth May 2023, extending the 1/thirtieth of pay plus DA to all DRMs with impact from the date of situation of the mentioned order (ninth May, 2023). In this order, the Administration has unnecessarily imposed a situation of acquiring an enterprise from every of the DRMs. Terming these circumstances are unwarranted and violation of the judgement of the Hon’ble High Court (Division Bench), CITU affiliated Union informed to the Lt. Governor that the employees are eligible for the mentioned profit from twenty second September 2017, as per the judgement of the Division Bench.
CITU-affiliated Union informed the Lt Governor that the mentioned profit has been achieved by the employees after conducting a protracted interval of agitation and courtroom circumstances spanning over a interval of three a long time. In truth, the employees are eligible for the 1/thirtieth of pay plus DA from 1988 or from the date of preliminary appointment because the case could also be as per the Govt. of India’s order of 1988.