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Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace – 
Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee – regarding
F. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training Establishment Division North Block, New Delhi – 110001 Dated
July 11th, 2016 OFFICE MEMRANDUM 

Subject: Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace – Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee – regarding. The undersigned is directed to say that many references for clarification on the rank of the Chairperson of the Complaints Committee vis a vis the employees against whom the allegations have been made in accordance with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace [Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal] Act, 2013 has been examined. The draft instructions are attached. Before the instructions in the Draft U.M. are finalised, all stakeholders, Ministries / Departments are requested to offer their comments / views, if any, in this regard latest by 25th July, 2016 at the e-mail address dire-dopt@nic.in 
(Mukesh Chaturvedi) Director (E) Tel: 23093176 

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Central government in a petition filed by the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement seeking a declaration that non implementation of the One rank one pension scheme, violates Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution.
The matter was heard by a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan. Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani appeared for the petitioner.

The petitioner is a body of ex-servicemen’s organisations as well as individual military veterans from all three defence forces – Army, Navy and Air Force.

One rank one pension is the uniform payment of pension to ex-servicemen who retire in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement. It also involves future enhancement in the rates for recent pensioners being passed on to the past pensioners.

In the petition drawn by advocate Arunava Mukherjee and filed through advocate Balaji Srinivasan, the petitioners have given an exhaustive history of OROP. They have claimed that OROP was followed for 26 years after independence but was “unjustly changed” in 1973 on the recommendation of the Third Central Pay Commission.

The petition then goes on to criticise both the UPA government and the current NDA government for denying OROP to ex-servicemen.

According to the petitioner, the UPA government “astronomically enhanced the salary of civil servants” and introduced Non-functional Financial Upgradation scheme for civil servants but the same was not allowed for Defence services