AP High Court sensational comments on PRC petition
The writ petition filed in the High Court by the chairman of the AP Gazetted Officers' Joint Action Committee, K.V. Krishnaiah, against the government employees' revised pay scales for 2022, which were notified by G.O. Ms. No. 1 on January 17, came up for hearing today. Krishnaiah claimed in his plea that the G.O. No. 1 violates the requirements of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and the Indian Constitution. He requested that the respondents (Chief Secretary, Principal Secretaries - Finance and Revenue, PRC Commissioner, and Secretary of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs) notify the pay scales only after considering their representations in order to ensure that their salaries are protected by continuing to pay existing emoluments such as HRA.
Following both parties' arguments, the High Court made key remarks. The petitioners were questioned by the High Court if their salaries had been decreased or enhanced as a result of the new PRC. How they can file a petition in the absence of complete information?. 'Employees have no right to question the government on PRC issue', the court has made it clear. 'If the PRC report is not released, they should contact the government,' the court stated.