IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM WP(C).No. 14805 of 2009(U) 1. MURALEEDHARAN.T.S.,S/O.SANKARAN NAIR, ... Petitioner Vs 1. KERALA STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD, ... Respondent 2. CHIEF ENGINEER (H.R.M.),KSEB, 3. EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, For Petitioner :SRI.SAJITH KUMAR V. For Respondent : No Appearance The Hon'ble MR. Justice P.N.RAVINDRAN Dated :29/05/2009 O R D E R P.N.RAVINDRAN, J. ------------------------------------- W.P.(C)No.14805 of 2009 -------------------------------------- Dated 29th May, 2009 JUDGMENT
Heard Sri.V.Sajith Kumar, the learned counsel appearing
for the petitioner and Sri.K.S.Anil, the learned Standing Counsel
appearing for the respondents.
2. The petitioner is presently working as Sub Engineer in
the Kerala State Electricity Board. His grievance is that though he was
promoted as Sub Engineer, his pay was reduced when the pay was
fixed in implementation of a settlement arrived at in 2007. The
petitioner submits that the Kerala State Electricity Board has now
issued Ext.P6 circular protecting the pay of promotees as personal pay
in order to avoid reduction in pay. He submits that relying on the said
circular, he has submitted Ext.P3 representation before the second
respondent. In this writ petition, the petitioner inter alia prays for a
direction to the second respondent to consider the request made by
him in Ext.P3 representation in the light of Ext.P6 circular issued by
the Board and to take a decision thereon within a time limit to be
fixed by this Court.
3. The pleadings disclose that the pay of the petitioner
stood reduced when the settlement arrived at in the year 2007 was
implemented. The Board has issued Ext.P6 circular to rectify the said
anomaly. I am therefore of the opinion that the request made by the
petitioner in Ext.P3 representation merits consideration at the hands of
the second respondent.
I accordingly dispose of this writ petition with a direction to
the second respondent to consider the request made by the petitioner
in Ext.P3 representation in the light of Ext.P6 circular and take a
decision thereon within two months from the date of receipt of a
certified copy of this judgment. It will be open to the second
respondent if he feels it necessary, to hear the petitioner in person
before passing orders as directed above.