New Delhi: Working experience as a daily
wager whose service was subsequently regularised in a
government establishment cannot be calculated for deciding the
requisite minimum period for availing the pensionary benefit,
the Central Administrative Tribunal has said.
The Tribunal said no law has been laid down "to treat
daily wage engagement as qualifying service for pension in
Delhi Transport Corporation."
While refusing to give any relief to a DTC employee, it
said that the applicant failed to show that there was any rule
or judgement which permitted inclusion of daily wage
engagement for pension purpose in the corporation.
The Tribunal noted that the applicant was working as
retainer crew driver on a daily basis from June 4, 1985 and he
was given regular employment on December 4 the same year.
It agreed with the DTC that he was in regular employment
for a period of nine years and 27 days of qualifying service
in the DTC which was less than the mandatory 10 years period.
The applicant availed the facility of VRS scheme on
health grounds on April 30, 1995.
Earlier, the applicant approached the Tribunal
complaining about not receiving pension despite provision in
the scheme for voluntary retirement.