New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) The Supreme Court has directed the state of Karnataka and Mysore University to extend 1977 revised pay scales and subsequent revisions to the non-teaching staff and pay difference of monetary benefits to them within four months.
A bench comprising Mr. Justices B.N. Srikrishna and Lokeshwar Singh Panta vide judgment dated April 12 allowed appeals of non-teaching staff K.T. Veerappa and others.
The apex court set aside the impugned judgment of the division bench of high court dated March 8,2000 vide which judgment of ld.
single judge of high court was set-aside.
The pay scales of Karnataka government employees were revised w.e.f. January 1,1977 as per recommendations of Narayan Pai Pay Commission Report. The Mysore university and other universities in the state requested the state government to extend the revised pay scales to the university employees also. No satisfactory solution was found in the matter and a large number of employees especially teaching staff suffered heavily.
The ld single judge of the high court vide judgment dated Oct.29,1998 allowed the writ petitions of the appellants but the division bench allowed the appeal of the state and reversed the single judge order.
The pay scales were susequently further revised w.e.f. January 1,1982.
Earlier, the high court had granted similar relief vide judgment dated April 18,1990 to some of the employees who filed writ petitions but the appellants were denied the benefit as they were not the petitioners in those writs.
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