HC upholds CAT order on IAS officers' case

HC upholds CAT order on IAS officers' case

 The High Court on Thursday upheld the Central Administrative Tribunal's (CAT) order on not considering the amendment to the Indian Administrative Services (Regulation of Seniority) Rules, 1987, retrospectively and to treat it prospectively in connection with three IAS officers.

Three IAS officers F R Jamadar, V Srirama Reddy and V Shankar were promoted from KAS to IAS in 2011.

In April 2012, the Central government amended the said Rules determining the seniority of the promotees. 

The Centre, however, treating the amendment retrospectively allotted the seniority to Jamadar from 2001 and to Srirama Reddy and Shankar from 2002.

This was challenged by IAS officers before the CAT, where they contended that Jamadar has to get the allotment from 2000 and Srirama Reddy and Shankar to get the allotment from 2001.

The CAT ruled in favour of the IAS officers stating that the amendment to the said Rules should be treated prospectively and not retrospectively.

Order challenged

The tribunal’s order was challenged by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Department of Personnel and Training before the High Court. 

A division bench comprising Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar and Justice KN Phaneendra dismissed the Central government plea upholding the CAT's order.

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