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Cabinet approves proposal for Grant of OGAS to Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre officers
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Cabinet approves proposal for Grant of OGAS to Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre officers

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New Delhi, Jul 3: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal for Grant of Organized Group ‘A’ Service (OGAS) to Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and extension of benefit of Non-Functional Financial Upgradation (NFFU) and Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG).

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar while briefing about the Cabinet meeting decisions here, said, 'this would result in grant of NFFU to eligible Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of CAPF; and the decision would also benefit Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of CAPF for availing the benefit of NFSG at an enhanced rate of 30 per cent as per guidelines.'

Several writ petitions were filed in Delhi High Court by Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of CAPF for grant of OGAS status and consequential benefits of NFFU and NFSG. Delhi High Court vide orders treated the Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of CAPFs as belonging to OGAS and directed for granting NFFU and NFSG to them.

The Special Leave Petitions filed by the Union of India and Others against the orders of Delhi High Court were dismissed by the Supreme Court on February 5, 2019. It upheld the judgement and orders of Delhi High Court for grant of NFFU and NFSG to Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of CAPF. (UNI)