It would be a matter of pleasure for Punjab government pensioners to know that Supreme Court has rejected Punjab government appeals / petitions. Through its short order issued on 31 March 2014, The Supreme Court has dismissed as many as 270 appeals / petitions of the Punjab Government against the orders of High Court / Service Tribunal regarding grant of increase in pension on the commuted part of pension, upon restoration of that commuted part.
Year wise numbers of appeals / petitions dismissed is
Text of the short order is reproduced below:-
TASADDUQ HUSSAIN JILLANI CJ.- For reasons to be recorded later in the detailed judgment, we are persuaded to hold that the interpretation being accorded to rule 8.1 read with rule 8.12 of the Punjab Civil Service Pension rules vide the office memorandum issued by the Government of Punjab dated 22.10.2001 is not only violative of those Rules but also of Article 25 of Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. These appeals and petitions are therefore dismissed with no orders as to costs.
Special Thanks to Mr. Amir Agha (Canada).