Sunday, September 13, 2015

Therefore, following the above Decisions of our jurisdictional High Court, the applicants are held entitled to their respective claims regarding fixation of their pension with reference to the pay-scale of Rs. 5000-8000. The arrears due to them shall be released within three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this Order. CAT Chandigarh order dated 01.09.2015



CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
CHANDIGARH BENCH

Order reserved on: 27.08.2015
                          Order pronounced on:  01.09.2015

CORAM: HONBLE MS.  RAJWANT SANDHU, MEMBER (A)
                  HONBLE DR. BRAHM A. AGRAWAL, MEMBER (J)


1.        O.A. NO.  455/HR/2012

1.        Om Prakash s/o Ram Piara, H/Clk, R/o H.No. 53, Ranjit Garden, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar,   Haryana.   PPO   No.   0190120055.Date   of ratirement     31-08-1990.   Account     NO. 0715000300182715. Punjab National Bank. Jagadhri Workshop.
2.        Mulkh Raj, MCM, s/o Shri Ram Lubhaya R/o H.No. 323, Luxmi Garden, Yamuna Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-    Yamuna    Nagar,    Haryana    PPO    No.0190120054,Account    No.0715000300182955,    Punjab National bank,   Punjab National  Bank,   Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-12-1990.
3.        Inder Sain, H/Clk, s/o Shri Buta Mal R/o H.No. 327-R, Model Town, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, PPO No. 0191120057, Account No. 0471000301370943, Punjab National Bank(M.B) Yamuna Nagar. Date of retirement 30-11-1991.
4.        Sharda Kumar, Head Clerk, s/o Shri Nanaku Ram R/o H.No. B-2 Prithvi Nagar-A, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, PPO No. 0193120065, Account No. 0715000300185846, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement31-03-1993.
5.        Bachni Devi W/o Late Sh. Kishori Lal, MCM, S/o Shri Ganga Ram, R/o B-9/1298, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana being L.R. of Sh. Kishori Lal  (expired on 22.10.2011)PPO No. 0185120104, Account No. 0715000300020361. Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop Date of retirement 31-12-1985.
6.        Krishan Lal,  MCM,  s/o Shri Bihari Lal R/o H.No.30, Indra Garden, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.PPO No. 12934790, Account No. 550008213184, State Bank of Patiala(VSH.N) Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-08-1993
7.        Smt. Ram Ratti wife of Late Shri Faqir Chand, MCM, R/o H.No. 966-M-B14, Tara Puri, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. PPO No. 12924644, Account No. 071500300187914. Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri workshop. Date of retirement 31-12-1992.
8.        Gian Chand MCM, son of Shri Gonda Ram, R/o Jawahar Nagar, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.PPO No. 0189120003,  Account No.  071500030001465,  Punjab National   Bank,   Jagadhri   Workshop.   Date   of retirement30-06-1989.
9.        Smt. Prem Sharma wife of Late Balkrishan, MCM, R/o  H.No.   B-IX/1290,   Vishnu   Nagar,   Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0190120023,  Account No.  071500030018413,  Punjab National Bank. Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1990.
10.      Meera Joshi^W/o Late Sh. Satya Pal Joshi, MCM, s/o Shri Rattan Chand Joshi, R/o H.No. B-IX/1258, Vishnu  Nagar,. Jagadhri  Workshop,  Distt-  Yamuna Nagar,  Haryana being L.R. of Sh.  Satya Pal Joshi (expired on 18.12.2011)PPO No.  0193120005, Account No. 0715000300186155, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-08-1993.
11.      Krishan Lal, MCM, s/o Shri Bishan Dass R/o H.No. B-VI /1583, Prahlad Puri Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0191120064, Account No. 0715000300184263, Punjab National   Bank,   Jagadhri   Workshop.   Date   of  retirement31-12-1991.
12.      Mehar Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Gopal Singh R/o H.No. B-VI/1719,   Guru   Teg   Bahadur   Nagar,   Jagadhri Workshop,  Distt-  Yamuna  Nagar,  Haryana  PPO  No.0195120091,  Account  No.  0715000300013809,  Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-11-1995.
13.      Jai Prakash, MCM,  S/0 Shri Bishnoi Dass, R/o H.No.  B-VI/1383,  Modern  Colony,  Yamuna  Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0187120057,Date of retirement 30-04-1988.  Acct.  No.0715000300044705,  Punjab  National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop.
14.      Lal Chand, MCM S/o Shri Mool Chand C/o H.No. 53 Ranjit  Garden,  Jagadhri  Workshop,  Distt-  Yamuna Nagar,  Haryana  PPO.  No.   0195120117, Date  of retirement  31-03-1995. Account  No.1828000300141936, Punjab Natioa^al Bank/Ambala Road/ Saharanpur.
15.  Madan Pal Singh, MCM, S/o Shri Bahadur Singh, R/o   1801,  Ist floor.   Sector   17,   Mohali.   PPO No.0189120099,  Account No.0095030300478165,  Punjab National Bank/Secl7/CHD.
16.  Tirlochan Singh,  Head Clerk,  S/o Shri  Nahar Singh,  R/o  H.No.  1693  Guru  Teg  Bahadur  Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No.  NR/927203-1292045,  Account  No.  55008212828, SBOP/S.G.N.  Khalsa S.S.  School/Jagadhri  Workshop. Date of retirement 31.10.1992.
17.      Shiv Charan Das, MCM, S/o Shri Des Raj R/o H.No. 1704  Guru  Teg Bahadur Nagar,  Jagadhri  Workshop, Distt- Yamuna  Nagar,  Haryana,  PPO No.0194120039, Account No.  0715000300187206 Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-10-1994.
18.      Tikka Ram, MCM, S/o Shri Kadar Dutt R/o H.No. 18 Raja Garden Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0192120174, Account No. 55023267824, SBOP/Main   Gate/   Jagadhri   Workshop.   Date   of retirement 30-09-1992.
19.   Bhag Singh, MCM, S/o Shri Sital    Singh, R/o H.No. 128, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No.0195120087, Account NO. 55008223127, SBOP. Date of retirement 31-10-1995.
20.      Satya Pal, MCM, S/o Shri R.R. Phuli R/o H.No. 64 Ranjit Garden, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar,    Haryana    PPO.    0193120055,    Account N0.0715000300186261. Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-09-1993.
21.      Suraj Mani, MCM,   s/o Girdhri Lal R/o H.No. 8, Raja Garden Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana      PPO     No.      12934859,      Account No.55008213151,SBOP(VSH.N) Jagadhri workshop. Date of retirement 31-12-1993.
22.      Bachoo Ram, MCM, S/o Shri Hari Ram R/o H.No. 8, Raja Garden, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana   PPO.No.   17911372/DAO/UMB,   Account   No. 11311245042,  SOB,  PARTAP NAGAR,   (UP) . Date of retirement 30-09-1991.
23.      Sadhu Singh, MCM, s/o Sh. Piara Singh R/o H.No. B-V/1753, Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar,,Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 17940174, Account No. 0715000300187570, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement31-05-1994.
24.      Hari Chand, MCM, s/o Shri Kanshi Ram R/o H.No. B-IX/968/22-A,  Vishnu Nagar,  Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0194120092, Account No. 55008228872, SOBP (VSH.N), Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-08-1994.
25.      Mam Chand, MCM s/o Shri Ram Rattan R/o H.No. 198, Joginder Nagar    Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120121, Account No. 0715000300187419. Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 28-02-1995.
26.      Guru Bachhan Singh, MCM, S/o Shri Avtar Singh Ranjit Garden, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12944921, Account No. 55008213219, State Bank of Patiala (S.G.N. Khalsa S.S.School). Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30.04.1994.
27.      Darshan Singh, MCM, s/o Gurudayal Singh R/o H.No. 137 Nanak Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO. No. 0192120123, Account No. 55023267733. SBOP(M.G). Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-05-1992.
28.      Bachna Ram, MCM, s/o Shri Anttu Ram   R/o H.No. 2031, Sasauli Majri,  Jagadhri Workshop,  Distt  Yemuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. NR/91/5 4 28, Account No. 0715000300184023, Punjab National Bank. Jagadhri , workshop. Date of retirement 31-08-1991.
29.      Shanti Devi W/o Late Sh. Har Govind, MCM, s/o Shri Bhag Ram R/o H.No. B-IX/1311, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No.018712075, being L.R. of Sh. Har Govind (expired on 22.12.2011)Account No. 0715000300025126, Punjab National Bank Jagadhri workshop. Date of retirement 28-02-1987.
30.   Karam Singh, MCM, S/o Shri Mohan Singh R/o  H.No. 221, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0193120082, Account ;No.  55008213037,   State Bank of Patiala(VSH.N) Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1993.
31.      Ved Prakash, MCM, s/o Shri Rattan Chand R/o . H.No. 189, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0193120026, Account No. 071500030018597, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement31-05-1993.
32.      Dharma Nand, MCM, s/o Shri Chander man R/o H.No. 330, Prithvi Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120065, Account No. 0715000300187844, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhari Workshop. Date of retirement 31-08-1995.
33.      Shiv Charan, MCM, s/o Shri Chuna R/o H.No. 35-A Joginder Nagar,  Yamuna Nagar,  Haryana PPO No.0190120048, Account No. 55023268090, State Bank of Patiaia, (M.G),Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1990. 
34.      Ved Prakash, MCM, s/o Shri Des raj R/o H.No. 52 Harbana Pura, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0193120045, Account No. 07150003001186339, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-10-1993.
35.      Amar Nath, MCM, s/o Shri Okhar Dass R/o H.No. 1293, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120124, Account No. 0715000300187376. Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-01-1995.
36.      Gurbachan Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Man Singh R/o H.No. 1293, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0187120138, Account No. 07150003009795, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-01-1987.
37.      Jeet Kaur, wife of Late Shri Serwan Singh MCM I R/o H.No. B-VI/1835 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0185120091,  Account No. 0715000300312307, Punjab National Bank, E Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-07-1985.
38.      Om Prakash, MCM, s/o Shri Badhai ram R/o H.No.626, Gulab Nagar Camp, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12924438, Account No. 55122164565, State Bank of Patiaia,   (VSH.N)   Jagadhri   Workshop.   Date   of retirement 31-03-1992.
39.      Hero Devi wife of Late Shri Sher Singh, MCM, R/o H.No. 5, Arya Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0187120031, Account No. 55008215829, State Bank of Patiaia.  (VSH.N) Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 03-01-1987.
40.      Smt Balwant Kaur, wife of Shri Kartar Singh, MCM, R/o H.No. B-IX/928, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0185120113,  Account  No.   07150010049395,   Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-01-1985.
41.      Gurbaksh Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Bagga Ram R/o H.No. WZ-166, Ravi Nagar, New Delhi C/o H.No.53 Ranjit Garden, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120117, Account No.0715000300187482, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-03-1995.
42.      Ram Phal, MCM, s/o Shri Shakru Singh R/o H.No. 287/H, Railway Colony, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0191120020, Account No. 071500030032959, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-05-1991.
43.      Ram Sarup, MCM, s/o Shri Ramji Dass R/o H.No. B-IX/934, Tara Puri, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0191120123, Account No. 071500030018311,  Punjab National Bank,  Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement31-05-1991.
44.      Gobind Ram, MCM, s/o Shri Jeeva Nand R/o H.No. 6, Arya Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0188120045, Account No. 55008211585, State Bank of Patiala, (VSH.N) Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1988.
45.      Bhagwati Prasad, MCM, s/o Shri Ram Din R/o VPO Pras Tarab Ganj, Gonda C/o H.No.53 Ranjit Garden Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120052, Account No. 55008212884, State Bank of  Patiala(VSH.N)   Jagadhri  Workshop.   Date  of retirement 31-07-1995.
46. Tirlok Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Kartar Singh R/o H.No.  1746,  Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar,  Jagadhri  Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120061,  Account No.  071500030018785,  Punjab rational Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 51-08-1995.
47.      Girdhari Lai. MCM, s/o Shri Karam Chand R/o H.No. 2, Barrak No. 17 Camp Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. NR/91/7286, Account No.55122164543, State bank of Patiala,  Sugar Mill Area.     Date of retirement 31.12.1991.
48.      Bishan Dass, MCM, s/o Shri Gopal Dass H.No. 986, Model Town, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No.0189120059, Account No. 370130301254303, Punjab National Bank, (Model. Town.), Yamuna Nagar. Date of retirement 31-09-1989.
49.      Bisheshwar Dass, MCM, s/o Shri Dittu Ram H.No. 17, Indira Nagar, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0192120092. Account No. 0715000300185518,  Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-12-1992.
50.      Sneh Lata W/o Late Sh. Balbir Rai, C/Man, s/o Shri Anant Ram, being L.R. of Sh.Balbir Rai (expired on 10.04.2011)' R/o H.No. B-VI/1680-B, Guru Teg Behadur Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0192120087,   Account No. 0715000300184810, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1992.
51.      Suresh, MCM, s/o Shri Channu Ram R/o H.No. 361 Joginder Nagar, Yamuna Nagar,  Haryana PPO No. 0195120049, Account NO. 5502326990, State Bank of Patiala (MG), Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-07-1995.
52.      Chaman Lal, MCM, s/0 Shri Tulsi Dass R/o H.No. B-IX/760, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0190120058, Account No. 0715000300182432, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement    31-06-1990.
53.      Harbhajan Singh, MCM, s/o Tara Singh R/o H.No. 1658, Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, -Distt-    Yamuna    Nagar,    Haryana    PPO    NO. 12893687/WAO/JUDW State bank of Patiala S.G.N. Khalsa S.S. School Jagadhri Workshop. Account NO. 55008211744.Date of retirement 30-06-1989.
54.      Smt Pritam Kaur, MCM, w/o Shri Sawa Singh R/o H.No.1749,   Guru  Teg   Bahadur   Nagar,   Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0189120014. Account No. 550008213173, State Bank of Patiala   (VSH.N),   Jagadhri   Workshop.   Date   of retirement 31-12-1989.
55.      Smt Jyoti, MCM, W/o Shri Dolpat Rai R/o H.No. 1680 Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12944946, Account  number-0715000300186775  Punjab  National Bank, Yamuna Nagar. Date of retirement 31-05-1994.
56.      Krishan Kumar, Head Clerk, s/o Shri Feqir Chand R/o H.No. 1680, Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12924441/WAO/  Jagadhri   Workshop,   Account   No. 5502326759,   State   Bank   of   Patiala,   Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-12-1992.
57.      Sharwan Singh, MCM, S/o Shri Hari Singh, R/o H'.No. 292, Kamla Nagar, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO I'-'H No. 0188120074, Account No. 175000300032232, State : Bank of Patiala,   Jagadhri  Workshop.   Date  of retirement 31-12-1988.
58.      Santosh Kumar, MCM, S/o Shri Nanak Chand, R/o H.No. 332-B Railway Colony Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12955079/WAO/ Jagadhri Workshop.   Account   No.   55023267642,   Date   of ;! ' retirement 28.02.1995.
59.      Smt Karnail Kour MCM, W/o Sh Pritam Singh, R/o H.No. 71, Nanak Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0191120112, Account 'No. 550232..452,  State Bank of Patiala  (MG) , Jagadhri Workshop, Date of retirement 31-08-1991.
60.      Hari Singh, MCM, S/o Shri Kartar Singh R/o H.No. 8, Prithvi Nagar-A, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar. Haryana PPO No. 0192120100, Account No. 55008212691. State Bank of Patiala(VSH.N), Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 29-02-1992.
61.      Madan Lal, MCM, S/o Shri Gumani Mal, R/o H.No. 207-L, Model Town Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0193120090, Account No. 55121686470. State Bank of Patiala(IND. AREA), Yamuna Nagar. Date of retirement 31-05-1992.
62.      Smt Raj Lakshmi, W/o Late Madan Lal MCM, (Exp.27-3-10), R/o H.No. 50, Barrak No.4, Camp Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0193120090, Account No. 65082124464, State Bank of Patiala (SUGAR MILL), Yamuna Nagar, Date of retirement 30-06-1993.
63.      Prem Nath. MCM, s/o Shri Jagan nath R/o H.No. 1701, Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yarr.una Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0194120052, Account No. 55023270224, State Bank of Patiala(MG), Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1994.
64.      Wadhawa Ram, MCM, s/o Shri Ram Chand R/o H.No. B-IX/1094, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12903990, Account No. 5500821198,', State Bank of Patiala (MG) Jagadhri Workshop. Oate of retirement 30-06-1990.
65.      Nirmal Kaur W/o Late Sh. Joginder Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Aroor Singh, being L.R. of Sh.Joginder Singh (expired on 05.02.2012) R/o H.No. 2-B, Inder Puri,  Jaqadhri Workshop,   Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana    PPO    No.    12944945,    Account    No. 0715000300186827, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31.05.1994.
66.      Jagjit Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Niranjan Singh R/o H.No. B-VI/1838, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Dstt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0192120080, Account No. 550082, State Bank Of Patiala(VSH.N) Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-08-1992.
67.      Amar Nath, MCM, 3/0 Shri Kundan Lal R/o H.No. 105, Sector 17, HUDA, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No.0188120034, Account No. 0715000300029326, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-03-1988.
68.      Kartar Singh, C. Man, s/o Shri Sunder Singh R/o H.No. 400 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0183120031, Account No. 0715000300098928, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1983.
69.      Smt. Kalawati wife of Shri Bihari Lal, MCM, .R/o Harbans Pura Colony Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12924562WAO/   Jagadhri   Workshop,   Account   No.103121954010131,  Oriental Bank of Commerce. Date of retirement 31-08-1992.
70.      Manohar Lal, C. Man, s/o Shri Gumani Ram R/o 6.: ; H.No. 1 Labour Colony, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 10190120094, Account No. 0715000300182681. Punjab, National Bank, Jagadhri workshop. Date of retirement  dated 31-08-1990.
71.      Gurbachan Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Hari Singh R/o U'R/o H.No. B-IX/1098 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12944921, WAO, Jagadhri Workshop, Account No. 55008213219, SBOP (VSH.N), Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement  30-09-1993.
72.      Smt. Lajwanti wife of Late Shri Gian Chand, MCM,  R/o Hira Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0193120042, Account No.0715000100269807, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 07.06.2008.
73.      Sudarshan Kumar, MCM, s/o Shri Prithvi Chand, R/o H.No. 176 Model Town, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO  No. 019412C044, Account No. 14553. Punjab National Bank  (M.T), Yamuna Nagar. Date of retirement 30-09-1994.
74.      Kuldeep Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Sohan Singh, R/o C/0 Shri Gurbaksh Singh Walia, Plot No.4, Gali no.1, Harbana Plica,    Yamuna Nagar,  Haryana PPO No. RFC/19940183, Account No. 55008228930, State Bank of Patiaia   (VSH.N),   Jagadhri   Workshop.   Date   of retirement 31-08-1994.
75       Mehar Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Karam Singh R/o H.No. 90 Prithvi Nagar-B, Farakpur, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0194120045, Account No. 0715000300187297, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-12-1994.
76.      Raghubir Prakash, MCM, s/o Shri Chint Ram R/o H.No. 1419 Model Town Yamuna Nagar, Karyana PPO No. 019112005G, Account No. 55008212679, State Bank of Patiaia   (VSH.N),   Jagadhri   Workshop.   Date   of  retirement 30-11-1991.
77.      Amar Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Inder Singh R/o H.No. :119 Prithvi Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0193120016, Account No. 55023267846, State Bank of Patiaia, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-84-1993.
78.      Nasib Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Bakhtawar Singh R/o H.No. 130 Prithvi Nagar   Jagadhri Workshop Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120004, Account No.55023267529, State Bank of Patiaia (M.G.) Jagadhri ^workshop. Date of retirement 30-04-1995.
79.      Tirlok Singh, MCM, 3/0 Shri Karam Singh R/o B'H.No. B-IX/1121 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, .Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0184120059, Account No. 0715000300039101, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri workshop. Date of retirement 31-12-1984.
80.      Kimti Lal, MCM, s/o Shri Sita Ram R/o H.No.B-124 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna  Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0189120011, Account No.0715000300181619,  Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri workshop. Date of retirement 31-11-1989.
81.      Harbans Lal, MCM, s/o Shri LachhJnan Dass R/o H.No. 1497 Modern Colony, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120096, Account No. 55023267664, State Bank of Patiala  (M.G),  Jagadhri workshop.  Date of Retirement 30-11-1995.
82.      Surinder Kumari W/o Late Sh.Pyare Lal, MCM, Shri Anant Ram, being L.R. of Sh.Pyare Lal (expired  on 05.12.2011)   R/o H.No. B-IX/1090 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO 'So.: 0193120019, Account No. 071500030018647, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri workshop. Date of retirement
83.      Sudarshan Kumar. MCM, s/o Shri Lajpat Rai R/o Village Jorian, Aurangabad Distt- Yarouna Nagar, Haryana   PPO   No.    0187120052,   Account   No. 4710003001296003.  Punjab National Bank(M.B) Yamuna Nagar. Date of retirement 30-04-1987.
84.      Bhagat Ram s/o Kirpa Ram M.C.M. R/o H.No. B-90 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0180120045, Account No.0715000300064781, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri  Workshop. Date of retirement 31-10-1980.
85.      Roop Lal, C/Man, s/o Shri Surja Ram, R/o H.No. 15, Nanak Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana   PPO   No.    0185120075,    Account    No. 071500030051112,  Punjab National Bank,  Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-02-1985.
86.      Jatinder Pal Singh, Head clerk s/o Shri Atma H.No. 123 Raja Garden Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120075, Account No. 55023270462, State Bank of Patiala (M.G), Jagadhri Workshop. Date  30-09-1996.
87.      Lachhman Singh, MCM,PPO No. 0195120010 s/o Shri  Ujagar Singh R/o Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Yamuna Nagar  PPO No.   019512001,   Account  No.071500030 87598. Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workahop, date of retirement 30-04-1996.
88.      Akaljit Singh, MCM, s/o Shri Kharak Singh R/o  Plot No.9,    Prithvi Nagar-A, Jagadhri Workshop, District Yamuna Nagar,  Haryana PPO No. 0194120118, Account No. 55023268959, State Bank of Patiala (MG) Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 31-01-1994.
89.      Avtar Singh, M.C.M. S/o Sohan Singh, R/o H.No. B-VI/1751 Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamun Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0190120025/ SBOP/ Vishnu NAGAR/ Jagadhri Workshop, Account No.550082165 . Date of retirement 30-06-1996.
90.      Sukhdev   Raj, M.C.M. S/o Shri Haveli Ram, C/o Devgan Medical Agency, Yamuna Nagar, Plot No. 16, District Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. PPO No. 0188120038, Account No. 0715000300161493, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop, Date of retirement 31-01-1988.
91.      Amar Nath,  Head Clerk, S/o Sh Munnu Ram, R/o Vishnu Nagar,  Jagadhri Workshop,  Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana,   PPO   No.   0194120074,   Account no.55008213220, State Bank of Patiala (VSH.N) . Date  of retirement 31-03-1994.
92.      Smt.Charan Kaur, wife of Ajit Singh, C/Man, R/o H.No.730 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-    Yamuna    Nagar,    Haryana    PPO    No. 2903915/WAO/PNB/JUDW, Account No. 0715000300312264 Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of Retirement  31-03-1990.
93.      Smt Balbir Kaur, w/o late Sh Mahinder Singh, MCM, R/o  H.No. B-IX/1022 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 12945007/WAO, Account No. 071500030031354, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30.09.1994.
94.      Kailash Rani W/o Late Sh.Inder Lal, C/Man, S/o Sh Chuni Lal, being L.R. of Sh.Inder Lal (expired on l6.10.2011) R/o H.No. 1103 Navi Abadi Camp Yamuna Jagar, Haryana PPO No. 12914153 WAO, Account No. 551221164430,     State     Bank     of     Patiala JS/Mill) Yamuna Nagar. Date of retirement 31-01-1991.
95.      Joginder Singh, M.C.M., S/o Sh. Arjan Singh, R/o No. B-IX/929 Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, p.Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0195120036, Account No. 091500300187747, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1995.
96.      Bachan Singh, M.C.M., S/o Sh Harnam Singh, R/o No. 45, Jawahar Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt-Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0190120038, Account No. 55008211857, State Bank of Patiala, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of retirement 30-06-1990.
97.      Gian Singh, M.C.M., S/o Sh Lachman Singh, R/o H.No. 1343 Modern Colony, ITI Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0188120046, Account No. 071500300144256, Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop. Date of  retirement 31-12-1988.
98.      Kesho Ram, M.C.M., R/o H.No. 134 Nanda Colony, Farakpur, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana PPO No. 0186120059/PNB/JUDW Account No. No.71500030020459,  Punjab National Bank,  Jagadhri  Workshop. Date of retirement 30-11-1986.
APPLICANTs

BY ADVOCATE: SHRI SARJIT SINGH, SENIOR ADVOCATE WITH                              SHRI T.S. SIDHU

VERSUS

1.        Union of India through Joint, Director  Finance (Estt), Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi.
2.        Senior Accounts Officer (S&W), Northern Railway, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt. Yamuna,  Nagar, Haryana.
3.        Chief  Manager,   Punjab   National   Bank, .-Jagadhri Workshop, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
4.        Senior Manager, State Bank of Patiala, Vishnu Nagar,  Jagadhri Workshop,  Distt. Yamuna-Nagar, Haryana.
5.        Chief Manager, Punjab National Bank, Sector 17    Chandigarh.
6.        Manager, State Bank of Patiala, Main Gate, Jagadhri Workshop,  Distt. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
7.        Chief Manager, State Bank of India, Partap  Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.
 8.       Chief Manager, Punjab .National Bank, Model Town, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
9.        Chief Manager, State Bank of Patiala, SGN Khalsa, Senior Secondary School, Jagadhri Workshop, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
10. Chief Manager, State Bank of Patiala, Industrial Area, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
11.                  Chief Manager, State Bank of Patiala, Sugar Mill, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
12.      Chief Manager, Punjab National Bank, Ambala Road,        Saharanpur.
13.      Chief Manager, Oriental Bank of Commerce, ITI, Yamuna            Nagar, Haryana.
RESPONDENTS
BY ADVOCATE: SHRI R.T.P.S. TULSI


2.  O.A No. 979/HR/2012

1.        Gurbachan Kaur W/o Late Sh. Resham Singh, MCM R/o   H.No.B-VI/1840, Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop,          District           Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, Date of Retirement             31.12.1988,            PPO No. 0188120063 of 11/1999, Account No.      0715000300335317  of Punjab National Bank,             Jagadhri        Workshop, Yamuna Nagar.

2.        Kailash Rani W/o Late Sh. Parma Nand, C/Man R/o Plot No.14, Hira, Near Vishnu Nagar, Jagadhri Workshop, District Yamuna Nagar, Haryana Date of Retirement 30.11.1991, PPO No. 0191120015 of 5/99, Account  No. 0715000300335283 of Punjab National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop, Yamuna Nagar.

3.        Vijay Laxmi W/o Late Sh. Ram Chand, Head Booking Clerk R/o H. No.50-A, Krishna Colony, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, Date of Retirement 09.07.1966, PPO  No. 0166020006 of 2/2000, Account No. 0471000301383275 of Punjab National Bank, Main Branch, Yamuna Nagar.

4.        Charan Dass S/o Sh. Banu Ram, C/Man/JE-II R/o     H.No.B-         VII/1600, Prahalad Puri, Yamuna Nagar,       Haryana, Date of    Retirement 30.04.1991, PPO     No.     0191120017 of 5/99,             Account No. 55023263528 of   State Bank of Patiala,        Jagadhri Workshop, Yamuna             Nagar.

APPLICANTs

BY ADVOCATE: SHRI SARJIT SINGH, SENIOR ADVOCATE WITH                              SHRI T.S. SIDHU

Versus

1.        Union of India through Joint Director Finance (Estt),          Railway         Board, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi.

2.        Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,     through Director (PP), Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003.

 3.  Senior Accounts Officer (S&W), Northern Railway, Jagadhri Workshop, Distt. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.

...RESPONDENTS
BY ADVOCATE: SHRI R.T.P.S. TULSI


3.        O.A. No. 1198-HP-2013

1.        Moti Ram s/o Sh. Darshan Singh, MCM r/o Village Jangala          PO Gehriwin,           Bilaspur (HP), PPO     No.12944986,  Date         of  Retirement  31.08.1994,       Pension Account             No.002298,             UCO Bank, Gehriwin,        Bilaspur (HP).
2.        Mam Raj  s/o Sh.  Puran Chand,  MCM r/o Village               Golanpur      PO      Harnaual,     PPO No.0195120112,      Date of          Retirement 31.12.1995/Pension Account              No.55023270542,             S.B.P.  (Main Gate).
3.     Veg Raj  s/o Sh.  Massadi Lal,  MCM r/o H.No-2,  Ram           Nagar,           Govt. H/S      School,  Jagadhri Workshop,          PPO    No.12893588/W AO JUDW,  Date       of Retirement              31.03.1989,Pension Account No. 07150003000722780,            PNB Jagadhri Workshop. .
4.   Mohan Singh s/o Sh. Gurbachan Singh, MCM r/o  H.No.25,             Nanak Nagar  Farkhpur,  Jagadhri Workshop, PPO             No.0195120043, Date of            Retirement 30.06.1995,               Pension  Account  No.55008228952, SBOP              Sh.      G.N-  Khalasa  S.School,   Jagadhri Workshop.
5.        Sohan  Singh,  MCM  r/o  Village  Tukhani Post Bani            Barsar,           Hamirpur,    PPO No.12934752/W AO JUDW,      Date of          Retirement 30.04-1993, Pension Account             No.55126553159, SBOP Barsar (HP).
6.        Joginder Kaur w/o Sh.Mohinder Singh, MCM , r/o Village            Kandli            Ferozepur  Chumera Chowk, Gurdaspur, PPO       No. 12934754/W AO       JUDW, Date of Retirement             31.05.1993, Pension Accoutn    No.55023244580, SBOP             Jagadhari Workshop.
7.        Sita Devi w/o Late Sh.Parduman Singh, MCM, R/o  House            No.130,         Prithvi Nagar, A Farkhpur Jagadhari           Workshop, PPO      No.129241512/W AO JUDW, Date of             Retirement   30.06.1992, Pension        Account        No.0715000300335070,  PNB Jagadhari Workshop.
8.        Om Parhask s/o Sh.Narayan Dass, MCM, r/o  House          No.28,           Prithvi            Nagar, Farkhpur,  Jagadhari Workshop ,          PPO    No.0193120078, Date of            Retirement 30.09.1993,            Pension Accoutn No.55023270111, SBOP    (Main Gate)             Jagadhari Workshop.
9.        Acchar Singh s/o Sh. Kapoor Singh, MCM r/o  B  VI             1750-E,         Guru  Teg      Bahadur  Nagar, Jagadhri      Workshop,  PPO     No.018712007,  Date  of             Retirement                30.11.1987,            Pension    Account             No.0715000300148429,            PNB    Jagadhri Workshop.
10.    Ujagar  Singh,  C/man  r/o  112,  Nand Colony,  Jagadhri    Workshop,  PPO No.0189120072, Date of Retirement            31.12.1989, Pension Account No.        0715000300181789,  PNB             Jagadhri Workshop.
11.      Smt.Raj  Rani  W/o  Late  Sh. Bhader  Sain C/man r/o         House No.89,          Pirhladpur, Yamuna Nagar PPO           No.0187120037    date    of        retirement 30.11.1987,               Pension           Account        No.0715000101816484,            Punjab   National   Bank, Jagadhri Workshop.
12.      Sardul Singh S/o Sundar Singh, MCM r/o House      No.B6/1813, Vishnu         Nagar,  Jagadhri    Workshop                PPO No.0185120106  date  of  retirement  31.05.1985, Pension  Account  No.0715000300122519,            Punjab           National Bank, Jagadhri Workshop.
13.       Darshan Lal S/o Sh. Ram Chand, MCM r/o House   No.165,         Krishna          Nagar,  Chandpur,  Yamuna Nagar '        PPO    No.0195170235  date  of            retirement             30.09.1995,Pension         Account No.0715000300188001,       Punjab           National Bank,             Jagadhri Workshop.
14.      Sh.Ganpat Lal s/o Sh.Palten, MCM, R/o Ex.Railway             Employee Vishnu   Nagar, JUDW, Small Street             Opposite  217         PNB JUDW. PPO     No.12934860. D/o            Retirement              31.12.1993.  Account       No.071500030018646. PNB, Jagadhari         Workshop.

15.   Miss Leena Rani d/o Late Sh Mohan Lal, C/MAN  JE-II           r/o      H.No  44       Jawahar  Magar Jagadhri, Workshop.         PPO No.        0181120045. Date of       Retirement     31-07-1981.                  Account     No. 0715000100292814. PNB,    Jagadhri        Workshop.

16        Raj Nath Mishra Head Booking Cleric s/o Sh.  Ram             Narain,          MCM  r/o House  No.42,  Hira . Nagar,  Jagadhri  Workshop, PPO No.019017002/08.03.2011, Date  of              Retirement 31.12.1990,   Pension        Account        No.55041385593, SBOP (Main Gate) Jagadhri Workshop.

17.        Balwant Singh s/o Sh. Babu Singh,  MCM R/o #29,            Chopra  Garden      Near  kanhiya Chownk, Yamuna  Nagar.            PPQ  No.  0192120115.  Date    of retirement  31-03-        1992.   Pension  Account  NO. 2971000300003717.            PNB    Grain  Market,  Yamuna Nagar.

18.      Gobind Ram s/o Sh Gurdas Ram, MCM r/o #BIX/1266,     Vishnu Nagar,         Jagadhri workshop. PPO No.  12924431.           Date of retirement  29-02-          1992. Pension Account No.             55008212680. State Bank of Patiala, S.G.N.Khalsa            Sr.Sec School.

19.  Sahib Singh s/o Sh Nanak Singh,  C/MAN ,r/o  #1521-5,       Abduliapur  Pinjore.   PPO  No. 0192120075.   Date          of        retirement  30-09-1992.             Pension  Account  No.              0715000300185271.   PNB, Jagadhri Workshop.
20.      Smt. Ram Rakhi w/o late Sh.Faqirchand, MCM r/o # 228             Sarojani        Colony Yamuna Nagar. PPO No.10189120093.              Date of Retirement 31-    07-1989. Pension Account             No.0715000300311487. PNB, Jagadhari       Workshop.

21.       Harish Chander S/o Sh Mangal Sain, MCM r/o Shanti       Colony,  Chita          Mandir Road,  Yamuna Nagar.  PPO  No.            0195050230  issued  by  Sr.       D.A.O/F2R Ferozepur.      Date of             retirement 30-09-1995.  Pension         Account  No.            0301199523.  PNB, Model Town, Yamuna Nagar.

22.    Smt Vidya Devi w/o Late Sh Rasila Ram, MCM r/o Vill PO   Lili       Teh &             Distt. Kangra. PPO No. 0191120027. Date of retirement 30-09-1991. Pension  Account  No.               0715000100230762.   PNB, Jagadhri Work-            shop.

23.   Raj Pal Soni s/o Sh Meia Ram, MCM r/o #B IX/1357-A,        Vishnu Nagar,         Jagadhri Workshop, PPO No.  12944873            W.A.O/Jagadhri workshop         .Date of retirement  31-01-            1994.  Pension  Account  No. 55008212465.            SBOP S.G.N.  Khalsa Sr.S  School, Jagadhri Workshop.
24.      Smt. Tara Devi w/o Late Sh.Garib Dass, MCM, R/o #          Bix/1273, Vishnu    Nagar, Jagadhari  Workshop, PPO         No.0193120048.   Date of retirement             30-6-1993. Pension  Account No.071500010131925. PNB Jagadhari      Workshop.
25.   Smt Radha Rani w/o Late Sh Sant Ram, MCM r/o  1154,      Plot  No.  58,            Prithivi  Nagar  B, Farakpur,    Jagadhri    Workshop.  "  PPO    No. 0193120057.  Date  of     retirement  31-12-1993. Pension  Account  No.      0715000300187507.   PNB Jagadhri Workshop.
26.      Gainda Ram s/o Sh Koora Ram,  MCM r/o HNo. 29C,        Takkia,           Mustafabad, Teh.Jagadri. PPO No.        0193120047.          Date of retirement 31-     07-1993. Pension              Account  No.            55023268192.  SBOP,  (MG) Jagadhri             Workshop.
27.   Smt Poorni w/o Sh Behari Lal, C/MAN r/o #441,  Vishnu     Nagar,           Jagadhri Work  Shop.  P'PO No.0178090365      W.A.O/N.Rly  Amritsar.    Date  of retirement  28-05-         1978.  Pension  Account  No. 674704. Post         Office,           Jagadhri Workshop.
28.      Smt.Inderjeet Kaur w/o Late Sh Kirpal Singh,  C/MAN JE- II          r/o  #217,     Jawahar Nagar, Farkpur,    Jagadhri            Work             Shop. PPO No. 12862913/0186120051. Date of             retirement 24-10-1986.  Pension         Account No.             0715000300140302.  PNB, Jagadhri Workshop.
29.      Smt. Bhagwanti w/o Late Sh Bishan Dass, MCM r/o H.No.            12, B Block   Shiv Puri, Near ITI, Yamuna  Nagar.           PPO  No.  0187120034.  Date  of          retirement  30-06- 1987.  Pension  Account  Mo-0715000300148304.     PNB,   Jagadhri Workshop.
30.   Smt.  Pushpa  Devi  w/o  Late  Sh.  Kevel Krishan, MCM        r/o      99 Nanda      Colony Farakpur JUDW. PPO Mo.           0192120076.          Date of Retirement            31-12-1992.              Pension  Account  no.  0715000300333249. PNB,            Jagadhri        Workshop.
31.   Smt. Leela Devi w/o Late Sh. Roop  Singh, MCM r/o H.         No. 197 Ram           Nagar Jagadhri Workshop. PPO No.          0188120126.  Date of Retirement        31-03-1988. '          Pension              Account  No.  0715000100050498. PNB,      Jagadhri Workshop.                                                                                                                                                                                                          APPLICANTS

BY ADVOCATE: SHRI SARJIT SINGH, SENIOR ADVOCATE WITH                              SHRI T.S. SIDHU

VERSUS

1.        Union of India through its Secretary to Government  Ministry of Railway, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
2.        Ministry of Personnel, Public  Grievances & Pensions,  through Director (PP), Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare,  Lok Nayak Bhawan,  New Delhi- 110003.
3.        Senior  Accounts Officer (S&W), Northern Railway, Jagadhari Workshop, District Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
                                                                                                            RESPONDENTS
BY ADVOCATE: SHRI R.T.P.S. TULSI


4.        O.A. No. 060/00364/2014

Attar Chand, son of Shri  Jiwan Dass, resident of House    No. 219, Old Hamida, Near Water Tank, Yamuna Nagar.
..APPLICANT

BY ADVOCATE: SHRI JITENDER SINGH CHAHAL

Versus

1.        Union of India through Secretary to the Government of   India, Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.

2.        General Manager, Northern Railway, Baroda House, Head Quarters, New Delhi.
3.        Chief Works Manager, Northern Railway, Jagadhri             Workshop, Distt. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
...RESPONDENTS
BY ADVOCATE: SHRI R.T.P.S. TULSI


ORDER

HONBLE DR. BRAHM A. AGRAWAL, MEMBER(J):-


            The above four O.As. are being disposed of by this common Order, as the legal issue involved in all of them is the same.

2.1      The 133 applicants in the first three O.As., either themselves or their husbands were  Master Craftsmen or Chargemen or Head Clerks in the employ of Northern Railway in Jagadhri Workshop, District Yamuna Nagar (Haryana), who all retired before 01.01.1996, i.e., the date of effect of the recommendations of the V Central Pay Commission. Their pay-scale before the said date was Rs. 1400-2300/-. Their pension w.e.f. 01.01.1996 was revised taking the corresponding pay-scale as Rs. 5000-8000/-, which is sought to be re-revised taking the corresponding pay-scale as Rs. 4500-7000/-, vide the Railway Boards letter dated 18.03.2010; this also had its effect on revision of pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006, i.e., the date of effect of the recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission.

2.2      The applicant in the last O.A. retired as a Mistri in Jagadhri Workshop on 31.07.1996. His pay-scale was Rs. 1400-2300/- +Rs. 100 as special pay. The corresponding pay-scale was Rs. 4500-7000/- w.e.f. 01.01.1996 and his pension fixed accordingly. He seeks revision of his pension w.e.f. 01.11.2003 on the basis of revised pay-scale of Rs. 5000-8000/-, because w.e.f. the said date equivalents of his became Junior Engineers-II, on restructuring, in the pay-scale of Rs. 5000-8000/-.         

3.1      All the first three O.As., dismissed by this Tribunal, vide its Orders dated 14.12.2012, 11.01.2013 and 09.04.2014, respectively, are before us on remand from the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana, vide its identical Decisions dated 29.01.2015. The one in the first O.A. reads as under:
            For the reasons stated in our order of even date passed in CWP No.8563 of 2014 & other connected cases titled as Union of India vs. Darshan Lal Bali & others we are satisfied that the matter requires reconsideration by the Tribunal.

            Consequently, the order dated 14.12.2012 (Annexure P-17) is set aside and the case is remitted to the Central Administrative Tribunal, Chandigarh Bench, Chandigarh, for fresh adjudication keeping in view the order passed by us in the above-said case. 

3.2      The last O.A. is virgin.

4.        We have heard the learned counsel for the parties, perused the pleadings as well as the rulings cited at the Bar, and given our careful consideration to the matter.

5.        The Decision of the Honble High Court passed on 29.01.2015 in CWP No. 8563 of 2014 and connected cases titled as UOI Vs. Darshan Lal Bali & Ors upheld the claim of the applicants in the relevant O.As. before the Tribunal, relying on its own earlier Decision dated 24.08.2011 in CWP No. 9581-CAT of 2011 titled as Agia Ram & Ors. Vs. UOI & Ors.            

6.        Certain extracts from the Honble High Courts Decision in Agia Ram are  reproduced hereunder:  
           
3. A perusal of the aforesaid letter would show that the post of Supervisor/ erstwhile Mistry in the pay scale of  4500-7000 + 100 special allowance has been upgraded to the post of Junior Engineer-II in the pay scale of  5000-8000. The effect of restructuring was that the nomenclature of the post of Mistry-cum-Supervisor had undergone change and it came to be known as Junior Engineer-II in the pay scale of  5000-8000/

              

4. From the aforesaid facts, it is clear that the post of Mistry-cum-Supervisor has acquired new name of Junior Engineer-II, which was also in the same scale of  1400- 2300, in the pre-revised pay scale. However, the case of the respondent was that on the restructuring the pay scale granted to the post of Junior Engineer-II would be available only to the Mistry-cum-Supervisor who are working as such and has enjoyed the designation of Junior Engineer II.

5. Having heard learned counsel for the parties, we are of the considered view that once the post of Mistri-cum-Supervisor has acquired a new nomenclature and it has also been given higher scale of pay then the cosmetic cover which has been put forward by the respondent cannot be permitted to hide the real face of the erstwhile Mistri/ supervisor. For all instants and purposes, they would all be treated as Junior Engineer-II. Once the pay scale of the post of Mistri/ supervisor is deemed to be revised then their pension is also  required to be re-fixed w.e.f. 1.11.2003.

 6. As a sequel to the above discussion, the writ petition is allowed. The judgment of the Tribunal is set aside. It is directed that respondents shall re-fix the pay of the petitioners in the pay scale of  5000-8000 by treating them under new nomenclature given to the post of Mistry-cum-Supervisor i.e. Junior Engineer-II. Accordingly, their pension be revised w.e.f. 01.11.2003. However, arrears of pension shall be confined to three years from the date preceding the date of filing of the original application i.e. November, 2009. 

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7.        Now, it will be apt to note the following extracts from the Honble High Courts Decision in Darshan Lal Bali:
 

[15]. We have given our thoughtful consideration to the rival submissions and perused the record. The Competent Authority can undoubtedly classify the retirees for the purpose of admissibility of retiral or other incidental benefits by fixing the cut-off date under a new Pension Scheme save that such classification is reasonable and can sustain the rigours of other Constitutional provisions. But such a recourse to divide the retirees in two groups may not be permissible while granting the benefits under a liberalised Pension Scheme (Re: V. Kasturi vs. Managing Director, State Bank of India, Bombay & Anr. (1998) 8 SCC 30). These principles need not be elaborated further as the point in issue appears to be slightly different.

[16]. Suffice to say that the above summarised principle(s) will not be applicable in the instant case for more than one reason. Firstly, in Agia Ram's case (supra) this Court was conscious of the fact that some of the writ-petitioners had retired before the Circular came into force yet after taking notice of that fact, they were held entitled to upgradation of their post(s) for upward revision of retiral benefits. The benefit of refixation or consequential revision of pension was, therefore, restricted only from the date the Circular came into force on 01.11.2003. Secondly, this Court did not give any retroactive effect to the Circular to relate it back to the date when the writ-petitioners retired from service on attaining the age of superannuation. Thirdly and most importantly, the petitioner(s) themselves took a categoric stand before the Hon'ble Supreme Court on 27.09.2012 (Annexure A-3) and 'instructed' their Ld. counsel to make a statement that the Authorities were willing to implement the order dated 24.08.2011 passed by this Court in Agia Ram's case.

[17]. Having taken a conscious decision to implement the decision of this Court in Agia Ram's case (supra) and after granting the resultant benefits to some of the writ-petitioners who were admittedly pre-1996 retirees, the question that arises for consideration is whether the petitioner-Authorities can deny the same benefit to other similarly placed persons only on the ground that the left out pre-1996 retirees had not earlier approached the Tribunal or this Court?

 [18]. The petitioner(s) cannot, in our considered view, restrict the benefit of their decision qua those pre-1996 retirees only who were parties before this Court in Agia Ram and others' case (supra). Once the petitioner(s) acknowledged that the decision in Agia Ram and others' case has laid down correct statement of law, they are obligated to extend the benefit of their such voluntary decision uniformly qua all the pre-1996 retirees.
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[20]. The petitioner(s) are a welfare State. They cannot and ought not to expect the respondent-retirees to roam in the corridors of Courts. The conscious decision taken by the petitioner(s) to extend benefit of their 2003 Circular to a batch of pre-1996 retirees amounts to shift in their policy, therefore, also the respondents being similarly placed retirees, are entitled to the benefit of revised Policy decision, even if such decision has emanated out of the command issued by this Court in Agia Ram and others' case. The denial of benefit of revised higher pension etc. to the respondents when it stands granted to other similarly placed retirees, certainly does violence to Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution.

[21]. Since the Tribunal vide its orders dated 19.11.2013 (Annexure P-3), 10.10.2013 (Annexure P-1), 11.02.2014 & 08.07.2014 (Annexures P-3 & P-4) respectively, has directed what the petitioner(s) ought to have themselves volunteered, we do not find it a fit case to interfere with the impugned orders. However, keeping in view the facts and circumstances, petitioner(s) are granted three months time to give effect to the orders passed by the Tribunal.

 [22]. Ordered accordingly.


8.        While the learned counsel for the applicants contends that this Tribunal has now no option but to grant the claim of the applicants, the contention of the learned counsel for the respondents is that the Honble High Courts Decision in Agia Ram, on which is based its Decision in Darshan Lal Bali, is per incuriam.

9.        We are of the view that the aforesaid contention of the learned counsel for the respondents is without substance and is also against the principles of judicial discipline.

10.      Therefore, following the above Decisions of our jurisdictional High Court, the applicants are held entitled to their respective claims regarding fixation of their pension with reference to the pay-scale of Rs. 5000-8000. The arrears due to them shall be released within three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this Order.

11.      The O.As. are allowed accordingly. No order as to costs.                                             

                                                                (DR. BRAHM A. AGRAWAL)
                                                                         MEMBER(J)


                                                                                    (RAJWANT SANDHU)
                                                                          MEMBER(A)
Dated:  01.09.2015
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(OA No. 455/HR/2012
O.A No. 979/HR/2012
O.A. NO. 1198/HP/2013
                                                                                                O.A. No. 060/00364/2014)
                                     






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