Principle Of Equal Pay For Equal Work Cannot Be Applied Merely On Basis Of Designation: Supreme Court

By – Khan Ahmad Darvesh

The Supreme Court noted that the principle of equal pay for equal work cannot be applied solely on the basis of appointment.

In this case, the court must review the claim filed by the private secretary (second level) (“PSII”) employed by the East Central Railway (regional / field rail), requesting equal remuneration for the clerk stenographer service ( “CSSS”) / Stenographer Service of the Secretariat of the Directorate of Railways (“RBSSS”) / Central Administrative Court (“CAT”).

In interpreting the sixth report of the Central Remuneration Commission, the court noted that the differences between the Secretariat and the higher-level office were issues that the commission itself noted when making recommendations. “But to some extent, separate recommendations are made for secretarial organizations and non-secretarial organizations. Once these recommendations are made separately, Direct Absolute Equality will be a separate recommendation for non-secretarial organizations. If it can be said that if everyone is treated equally in all respects, there is no need to make these recommendations individually. “The court observed that one of the allegations made by was that due to equality, at the assistant level (which would make them rank as 4200 rupees (later 4600 rupees)), they will automatically get a higher grade as a higher position.

The bank rejected this argument and pointed out that the report stipulates that equivalence must be absolute until the assistant degree, “maybe It is impossible or even no reason to grant complete equivalence, because taking into account all functions and relevance considerations, the level and career development must be different in the field. “

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