"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well."

-Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Seniors rejoice! SC says you cannot be paid less than your juniors even if the difference is because of increments.

Er. Gurcharan Singh Grewal & Anr. v.Punjab State Electricity Board & Ors. Civil Appeal Nos. 65-67of 2009. Date of Judgment 09-01-09
Court finds it against accepted principles of law that a senior is paid less than his junior, "even if, there was a difference in the incremental benefits in the scale given". Any "such anomaly should not have been allowed to continue and ought to have been rectified so that the pay of the senior is also stepped up to that of the junior"

1 comment:

MLSK Mukilan said...

If so, it would perhaps mean that the performance based increment system under sixth pay commission recommendation landing in trouble.