Deprivation of higher scale of salary and pay protection
I entered the West Bengal Police in the year 1983 as a direct Sub- Inspector of Police and got promotion as Inspector of Police in the year 2004 then I got my salary in higher scale from the date of joining. In the year 2010 I got another promotion as Deputy Superintendent of Police and got my salary from the date of my assuming higher post in the higher scale. Again, in August 2019 I got another promotion as Additional Superintendent of Police as per West Bengal seniority gradation list of Dy.SP/Addl.SP after completion of my tenure as Dy.SP for more than 8 years, but this time my department denied me to give a higher scale of salary for the higher post (Addl.SP post) and have fixed my salary in the lower grade scale of Dy.SP only. As a result of which I am also deprieved of approved service increment of Addl. SP post and also losing other monetary benefits of lower grade scale (Dy.SP scale) and other service amenities. So, considering all this I feel deprieved and also feel like I have been promoted to a position of less dignity in the same service. Hence, I have been deprived from my legal rights of natural justice because I will be losing monetary retirement benefits (retirement date 28.02.2021) though I am holding responsibility and discharging duties in a superior post (Addl.SP).
Hence, considering all this, kindly advise me whether such act of my competent authority is constitutionally valid and also will I not be able to get pay protection of the said superior post? kindly suggest.
Asked 1 month ago in Labour from Siliguri, West Bengal