Case No: Civil Appeal No. 890 of 2009 with C.A. No. 891 of 2009)
Punjab State Electricity Board and others Appellants versus Jagjiwan Ram and others Respondents
Date of Decision(mm/dd/yy): 2/12/2009.
Judge(s): Hon'ble Mr. Justice B.N. Agrawal and Hon'ble Mr. Justice G.S. Singhvi.
Subject Index: Promotional scales/increments scheme introduced by Punjab State Electricity Board to give relief to employees on completion of 9/16/23 years of regular service — the Punjab State Electricity Board have been seized of the problems of stagnation prevailing amongst the various cadres of regular employees and its consequent effect on their efficiency — the benefit of time bound promotional scales was to be given to the employees only on their completing 9/16 years regular service. Likewise, the benefit of promotional increments could be given only on completion of 23 years regular service. The use of the term `regular service' in various paragraphs of the scheme shows that service rendered by an employee after regular appointment could only be counted for computation of 9/16/23 years service and the service of a temporary, adhoc or work charged employee cannot be counted for extending the benefit of time bound promotional scales or promotional increments — the order passed by the High Court was binding and the same had to be given effect to and in the absence of any stay by this Court, the Government was bound to give effect to the same. Even if the benefit of that order was extended to some other employees, the same cannot be relied upon for interpreting the scheme framed by the Board.