CSD – Unit Run Canteen : URC Employees are not Government employees…
More than 3700 Unit Run Canteens serves the services to retired Defence Personnel, their families and civilians paid out of defence service estimates in all the parts of the country from Ladakh in the North, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the South, Nagaland in the East, Rajasthan in the West and even Port Blair.
The Unit Run Canteen employees are getting paid as per the rules regulating the terms and conditions of the services of the civilian employees of the URCs, issued by Army Headquarters in April 2003. These rules were made as per the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court.
It has been held by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 28-4-2009, in the case of R.R. Pillai Vs the commanding officer HQ SAC(U), that employees of the URC are not government servant.
Unit Run Canteens (URCs) employees are not Government employees, hence recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission are not applicable to them.