2. The petitioners were appointed as Laboratory Assistants in the
erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi between July, 2004 and October,
2004. After trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the
petitioners were assigned to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation
(Corporation for short).
3. The petitioners proclaim that they should be covered under the
Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 (herein after referred to as the
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Old Pension Scheme) and not under the New Contributory Pension Scheme,
effective from 1.1.2004 (hereinafter referred to as the New Pension
Scheme). The claim is predicated on the argument that they were appointed
to posts in which vacancies had arisen in the year 2002-2003. The date of
appointment being after 1.1.2004 would be inconsequential to decide the
applicability of the old or new pension schemes to the petitioners. They
attribute delay in appointment/joining to the respondents.
Source: Indian Kanoon