Issue of pay and allowance of Unit Run Canteen employees
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 of India dated 4th January, 2001, in the case of Union of India and ors. v/s. M.Aslam and ors.
Thereafter the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 28.4.2009, in the case of R.R. Pillai v/s the Commanding Officer HQ SAC(U) and ors., held that, employees of the URCs are not government servant.
The basic pay of URC employees was enhanced by 50% w.e.f. 1.2.2009, again 15% w.e.f. 1.12.2009 and by another 15% w.e.f. April 2013.
A Committee has been constituted by the Services for resolving the issue of pay and allowance of URC employees. The Committee has submitted its report for consideration of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) through QMG. Government has not received the recommendation of COSC.
The above information was submitted as a written reply to a question in Parliament by the Minister of Defence on 12th Feb 2014.