Shri C H Mahadevan has said (Reg. Ramanathan's Post) on 10-04-2016 in PC," We should also ponder over whether the focus has been given too much on the validity of Sec 48 & Sec 21, instead of the more fundamental issue of violation of Articles 14 & 16 of the Constitution."
Earlier on 06-02-2016, SN had recapitulated what Shri Mahadevn had said a day before, "Apart from examining the strength and weakness of Sec.48 -- whether LIC (Board of Directors) can act, in pension related matters, on its own or with the approval / at the directive of GOI, the Apex Court have to consider the aspects of anomaly in DR and pension disparity on the 'Touchstone of Article 14 of (equality....etc. the fundamental right enshrined in) the Constitution of India."If memory does not fail me that Shri.....had recalled what happened in S.C. on ...(a day) that the Hon. Judge enquired that he is required to decide validity of Sec.48 and some counsellors in one voice said (roared) 'Yes your honour'. The days report had appeared in PC.
Sec.48 or 21 of the Act could be disputed but cannot be overruled unless repealed. All pay revisions, DR on graded or 100% till date have been implemented after issue of Central Government Gazette Notifications under aforesaid Sec.48.
A draw back in tagged cases in S.C. as observed in our cases.
Available time too less when the cases are heard (after gap of many months). Some counsellors got little time or no time to put forth their pleas and in earnest.
Kindly all, adopt sound and pragmatic strategy.
I would like to quote with good intention from the learned. Let there be unity of purpose and unity of direction.
" Unity of Purpose - to come together to work towards mutual gain ; Unity of Direction - management principle based on the concept of that all team members involved in the same activities must share the same objective. Team members all work toward a common good using the same plan to reach the shared objective."
Kindly all, listen to the sincere advice of Shri. Mahadevan.
SN (a 1992 pensioner)