Sr. PM Examination - Filing of case before Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam

Dear Members

As all of you are aware, the interim orders passed by the Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad Bench was brought to the notice of the Circle Administration vide my letter dated 22.12.11 and it was requested to extend similar treatment to ASPs of our Circle also. However, the matter was referred to Directorate whose attitude from the very beginning has been against our cadre. Hence, it was decided that we also should move a case before the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam seeking a declaration that ASPs are also entitled for appearing in the examination and also similar interim relief as granted by the Hyderabad Bench of the Tribunal. I met our advocate on 26.12.11 along with a draft OA and other connected documents and held detailed discussions in the matter. The OA is proposed to be filed by the Association represented by the CS and 3 other members who have applied for the examination . We had planned to bring up the case before the vacation Bench of the CAT on 28th or 29th. This was when we received the news that the examination has been postponed until further orders.

In this scenario, the filing of the case has been put on hold for the time being for ascertaining the decision of Directorate in the matter. If they intend on sticking to the their earlier decision and take a view that CAT Hyderabad order would be applicable only to ASPs of Andra Circle, we would be going ahead with the filing of the OA. I request the support and co-operation of all our members in this battle for justice.