As regards the up gradation of grade pay of Dos, ASG Sudershan has given a letter from central Excise commissionerate Chennai. On interacting with the senior officers in the Ministry, it is gathered that some interest is being shown by the Officers to solve this issue at the earliest. The Officers at the Sectary level officer are willing to merge STA and DOS, but the Joint Secretary is opposing the move on ground that STA is feeder cader for both the grades, i.e., Inspector and DOS . Therefore, due to this the matter is still pending before higher oficials. We need to pursue the matter vigorously to fulfill our goals..
3.CHENNAI HIGH COURT CASE:-
The chennai High Court matter which is pending in Supreme Court has been ordered to be posted before the Judge in the chamber due to non-service of notices. However it is yet to be listed for want of file as it is learnt that the file is misplaced in the Registry. The Officials of the Registry have been requested to trace and list it as soon as possible. It is expected that the same would be listed within a month's time.
The Recruitment Rules of the DOS has been notified, after much delay. However, the federation is disappointed at the manner in which it was delayed and issued without any change in the pay scale. The federation shall try and take necessary steps to challenge the same in a court after obtaining legal opinion. The federation is of the view that the grade pay of the feeder grade and the promoted grade cannot remain same if there has to be a promotion. The zones in which there are no vacancies of DOS left to be filled up can take up the matter to challenge the same in the Tribunal.