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Expert Committee meeting on revision of seniority lists 1 to 5: The last meeting of the committee held today. It is expected that the report will be submitted by the Expert Committee to the Hon Supreme Court by 15th October, 2015. Now the case is listed for hearing on 31.10.2015. So far 17 sittings made by the committee.
It is expected that the expert committee report will be:
a) As per Hon SC order dated 20.01.2015, the seniority lists 1 to 5 is revised to old 1 to 17 (promoted upto 1994) followed by list 18 (those promoted in 1998 and subsequent years).
b) On revision of seniority, there will not be any reversion from Substantiate status. Those who promoted earlier and become junior on revision of seniority and may face reversion, the promotion and pay will be protected.
c) The seniors on revision /restoration of seniority list 1 to 17 will be given notional promotion, notional pay (without arrears), pension and the service will be counted for the next promotion.
d) The 147 officers will not be included in seniority list 1 to 17 as their names were not available in the original list. Assn strongly objected BSNL move to include their names in the original list 1 to 17 by inserting their names and giving seniority from 1990 onwards. Further Hon Ernakulam HC quashed their revision of seniority from 1994 to 1990 onwards also. Finally BSNL agreed to submit the original seniority lists of 1 to 17 to the expert committee without inserting the names of 147 officers which committee accepted. Now they are placed in the next seniority list of 18 (for those promoted in 1998 or later), giving seniority from 1994 to 1996 onwards till Hon SC decides the SLP.