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DAV College, Pundri, Haryana
Address:Karnal-Kaithal Road
Pundri (District Kaithal)
Haryana, India
Pin Code : 136026


DAV College, Pundri Haryana is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of DAV College, Pundri Haryana is Dr Subhash Tanwar 01746-270247(R) (Mobile 09896372235, 98966-86589).

DAV College is situated in Pundri of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Pundri comes under Kaithal Tehsil, Kaithal District.

Contact Person(s) of the DAV College, Pundri Haryana is (are): Mrs. Sunita Gupta(offg.) (Mobile 99964-17335).

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College, Pundri Haryana is (are) : 01746-270247.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College, Pundri Haryana are 9416170163, 9896372235.

email ID(s) is DAV College Pundri Haryana

Website of DAV College, Pundri Haryana is http://davcpundri.com/.

Chairman : Sh. G.P. Chopra, (Phone 011-23556397).
General Secretary : Sh. R.S. Sharma (Phone 011-23515952).

Contact Details of DAV College, Pundri Haryana are : Mrs Sunita Gupta, Economics Lecturer
Sh Ashok Kumar, English
Dr Bhan Singh, English
Dr SK Dubey, Commerce

01746-270235, 271614(O)


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Courses

DAV College, Pundri Haryana runs course(s) in Computer Applications, Degree stream(s).
PGDCA, B.Com

Approval details: DAV College is affiliated with Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana)


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NAAC report of DAV College

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
D.A.V. College, Pundri was established in 1969 at Pundri, Kaithal, Haryana under the banner of DAV College, Managing Committee, New Delhi which is a one of the largest non-government society running 665 educational institutions including Arts, Science, Commerce, Technical, Aurvedic, Professional Colleges, Centers for study of vedic ideals and philosophy, public and other schools all over India and abroad. The college campus is developed on 4.7 acres land. The college has two spacious double storied buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush green lawns. The campus is well protected with a compound wall and houses college buildings, Principal's residence, playgrounds, vehicle stand, seminar hall, library, canteen and a powerhouse. The college is recognised by UGC under 2f in 1972. It is a semi-urban grant-in-aid college funded by state government and UGC. It is a co-educational institution imparting education to rural public including weaker sections, scheduled caste and other backward classes.

The college offers two under-graduate programmes in Humanities and Commerce leading to B.A. and B.Com. Degrees awarded by Kurukshetra University to which it is affiliated. Total number of subjects taught in Arts is 08 and in Commerce is one. Physical Education and Computer Applications are courses offered on self-financing basis. Total strength of the college is 911. The teaching programmes are conducted under annual system and evaluation is done as per the rules and regulations of Kurukshetra University. DAV college society started this college with the aim of providing value based education to population of Pundri and surrounding areas and its mission is to inculcate moral & ethical values, sense of dedication and spirit of selfless service to humanity among students. Since its inception college is imparting value based education to first and second generation learners.

DAV college, Pundri approached National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Banglore for its assessment and submitted Self-Study Report in the month of November, 2002. On the request of the college, NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprising the following members.

Dr. M. Abdul Rahiman, Chairman
Former VC, Kannaur and Calicut Universities
'Halcyon' Kaprigudda New Road
Mangalore 575001
Karnataka

Dr. D.S. Jagnade, Member
Principal
Govindrao Warjukar Arts & Commerce College
Nagbidh, Distt. Chandrapur-441205
Maharashtra

Dr. N.N. Saste , Member
Principal
Shri Shivaji Education Society
Amravati's Science College,
Congress Nagar, Nagpur - 440012
Maharashtra

Dr. K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant, NAAC coordinated the peer team visit to the college.

The Peer Team visited the college on 31st January and 1st February 2003 and held extensive discussion with Principal, Management, Teaching staff, non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. Peer Team visited various departments, computer laboratory, office, playgrounds and other infrastructural facilities with a view of validating the self-study report. All aspects given in criteria I to VII of the Self-Study Report were analysed and validated by the team. A detailed report is given in the following paragraphs.

SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE EVALUATION
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college conducts under graduate courses in the faculty of Arts and Commerce leading to award of degrees (BA & B.Com.) of Kurukshetra University to which college is affiliated. There are eight departments in faculty of Art and one department in the faculty of Commerce. In Arts faculty students have elective options such as Political Science, History, Physical Education, Sanskrit, Economics and Mathematics. English and Hindi are compulsory subjects. In Commerce faculty College has recently introduced Computer Application as an optional subject. The Commerce stream students do not have elective option. Physical Education and Computer Application are courses offered on self-financing basis. The college does not have freedom to frame syllabus. It has to follow the syllabus and examination pattern framed by Kurukshetra University. Though there is a limited scope for making dynamic changes in the syllabus as it is designed by the university, the teachers of the college contribute to some extent as the members of the Board of studies and Academic Councils. During seminars orientation/refresher courses teachers have interaction with academic peers. For effective implementation of syllabus and other academic activities departmental meetings and staff council meetings are held and decisions are taken to make the college education meaningful to the students.

To attract students and to reduce dropout rate, college may introduce additional subjects like Science, Psychology, Music, Craft, Functional English at UG level. College may also start a few useful applied subjects in Science. To make academic program compatible, the college can supplement regular curriculum with Agro based job-oriented diploma courses in Apiculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Fertilizers and Pest Management, Farm and Farming Techniques etc. Prior to introducing, new courses feedback may be collected from various stakeholders, Peers, educational experts and employers. Regular mechanism may be introduced to get feedback by arranging seminars and conferences such as syllabus, academic innovations etc. English has become a link language of National and International communications. To improve communicating skill, Functional English laboratory may be established.

CRITERION: II TEACHING- LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The students are informed about the courses and subject of study, evaluation method, rules and regulations and fee structure through prospectus of the college. The students are admitted to the course in the college on the basis of academic record. The syllabus is unitized and annual teaching plan is prepared by the teachers. The syllabus is divided in three parts and taught well before university examinations. To update and improve subject knowledge of students guest lectures are arranged. To judge the understanding of the subject verbal and written tests are conducted in classes. Though there is no centralised media facility, chalk and talk teaching method is supplemented by audio-video aids like OHP and slide projector by some of the teachers. More use of modern teaching audio-video aids like OHP, Computer, TV, VCR, LCD should be encouraged. Right from the inception of the college some students secure merit positions in the university examinations.

Teachers are selected by the management through duly constituted selection committee as per the state government and university norms on the basis of academic merit and personal interview.

There are 16 permanent teachers and 06 temporary teachers in the college. Seven teachers are with Ph.D. degrees and 6 with M.Phil. During the service tenure fourteen teachers have participated in Refresher/Orientation course etc. and 7 teachers have improved their qualification. Some of the teachers have presented papers in Seminars and Conferences. Few teachers have authored Textbooks.

Principal evaluate the Annual Confidential Report (ACR) of teaching and research work of the teachers on the basis of results and contributions towards development of the college.

The college can visit to research institutions, university departments and other institutions of higher learning to expose students to the recent developments in their subjects of study. To widen knowledge and to improve communication skills of the students the debate and literary society of the college can organise debate competitions, quiz competitions, essay competitions, guest lectures etc.

Remedial teaching in English and Mathematics may be extended to all weaker students. There is no special programme for advanced learners and there is no access to National and/or International linkage. The college may involve some formal mechanism to get feedback from students on compatibility of teaching programmes.

CRITERION III:RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The management of the college encourages teachers to pursue research by giving them study leave. Some of the teachers have improved their qualification by securing M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. Principal and other teachers have authored textbooks for B.A and B.Com classes. The college teachers have not only participated in several conferences and seminars but also contributed to research activities by organizing four state level seminars including a seminar under COHSSIP on 'Perceptiveness on India's foreign policies in 1990's'. Economic department of the college conducted a useful survey on impact of IRDP in local Pundri block. Teachers of the college publish articles in newspapers and magazines. However, to inculcate a research spirit and to encourage research activities, it is necessary to constitute a research cell. This cell can help teachers to prepare research projects to seek funds form UGC, DST, CSIR, the local industries and other agencies. It can also organise seminars, conferences and workshops to interact with researchers and experts in academic field. The management can earmark some seed money for research work.

There is no defined cell in the college for providing consultancy to outside agencies and to publicize the expertise in the form of consultancy services.

Teachers take keen interest in cultural and extension activities. In association with Zilha Gyandeep Sangathan, NSS department conducted 275 literacy classes with the help of 35 students

NSS unit of the college organized one day and ten days camps for Tree Plantation, Blood Donation, Literacy drives, Environmental Awareness and village development etc. A driving license camp was organised by the NSS unit of the college and about 300 driving licenses were issued. It is heartening to note that the NSS volunteers of the college have collected funds for relief and rehabilitation work for earthquake victims of Gujrat.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is located at semi-urban place having 4.7 acres of land area. It has well-maintained buildings surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens. Due to planned development and growth, college has been able to create various physical and infrastructural facilities. The college has provided sufficient classrooms, boys common room, laboratories, recreation room, computer laboratory and seminar room for students. Canteen facility is available in the campus for students and staff. Sufficient office space, stores and staff rooms are provided. Principal's residence and four staff quarters are provided in the campus.

To keep pace with modern ways of teaching Audio-Video facilities like OHP, Slide Projector, are made available to staff and student. Computer laboratory has only five computers. To provide adequate computing facilities to students, college should purchase more computers.

The college building is being used only between 9.00 AM and 2.00 PM. The college can start additional job-oriented, vocational self-financing courses and generate resources by putting infrastructure to optimum use.

NSS unit organises camps to keep the campus clean. There is a central library with 13533 books. A separate reading hall having capacity of 80 students is very useful to students. Library committee helps the librarian in procuring new books. Every year books and magazines costing about Rs. 55,000 are purchased. Access to local persons and catering the needs of society are the special feature of the library. Library is partially computerised. To facilitate lending books and to provide easy access to students, it may be fully computerised. Internet and reprographic facilities may be provided in the library.

There is a separate physical education department in the college. Department of physical education and sports is well equipped and provide necessary play ground and sport facilities for football, kabaddi, kho-kho and 200 meter athletic track. Several students of the college have participated in inter collegiate, university, state level and national level competitions and brought laurel to the college by winning medals at different levels.

The college does not have Health Service and Hostel facility. To attract more students, college may create hostel facilities in the campus.

CRITERION V: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Sufficient and relevant informations about the college is published in prospectus giving details of admission procedure duration of terms, timings, programmes offered, college fees, rules and regulations, various prizes, sports and list of extra curricular activities. The information is continuously updated. Results of the college are satisfactory. However, high dropout rate is a matter of concern and needs proper immediate attention. Number of students in final year is far below the allotted strength. Financial aid in the form of fee concession, student aid fund, national and state merit scholarships and free-ships from central and state governments are provided to the students. To motivate and encourage students seven scholarships are instituted by the college for meritorious and needy students. In last two years, financial aid worth Rs. 3,20000/- was given to weaker and meritorious students.

For the optimum use of infrastructural facilities, to attract students and to minimize dropout rate, college may offer need base job oriented diploma and certificate courses like Floriculture, Apiculture and farming techniques etc.

For the horizontal mobility college may add subjects like Psychology, Music, Computer Science etc. Starting of few PG courses can provide vertical mobility to students.

The college has a Career Guidance Bureau to help and guide the students, which needs to be formalised. This bureau can establish formal linkages with industries and other organization in the region and organize campus interviews on regular basis. To prepare the students for state and national level competitive examinations, a career and counseling center may be created.

Various subject societies may be formed in the college, which provide platform to students for personality development and curricular activities. It is appreciable to note that every year talent search competition and Youth Festival are organized by the college. To imbibe moral and ethical values, college has provided Dharmshiksha to students. Physical Education and Sports department in the college have adequate facilities. Every year several students of the college participate in Inter collegiate, University and State level sports competitions. Some students have won medals and brought laurels to the college. Two NCC cadets of the college have participated in Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.

The college has initiated the formation of Alumni Association. The college should initiate steps to activate Alumni and Parents.

CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college is one of the 665 institutions run by DAV College Managing Committee, Chitra Gupta Road, New Delhi. It is a public trust registered under Societies Registration Act. DAV College, Pundri is managed by a governing body having 21 members including four elected members, 11 nominated members, Principal, two teaching staff members, one non-teaching staff member, a nominee of the university and a nominee of the state government. There is a local managing committee and advisory committee for the college.

Governing body deals with all financial, academic, developmental matters and future plans of the college. Principal is authorized to make appointments on temporary and Ad-hoc basis and enjoys full freedom in academic and administrative matters. The office and library is partially computerised.

There is no well-defined system to assess the work efficiency of the administrative staff, nor there is any provision for teaching staff. However, assessment of teaching and non-teaching is done on the basis of Annual Confidential Report written by the staff.

For effective administration and smooth functioning of the college there are Committees like, Staff Committee, Advisory Body, NCC and NSS Advisory Committees, Sports Committee, S.C.Cell Committee, Audio-visual Committee, Subject societies etc.

Principal and account section of the college prepares budget every year and look after the financial operations of the institution. Proper books of accounts are maintained.

The management generates additional funds by way of donations from the local people. These funds are properly utilized for development of the college and it had a surplus budget. Internal auditor appointed by the society and also by state government audits all accounts. Loan facility is provided to the teaching staff and non-teaching staff and wheat loan facility is given to class IV staff. There is no formal grievance cell for staff and students but grievances of students are redressed by Advisory Committee, Dean of Students Welfare and by the Principal.

SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The academic atmosphere of the college provides an excellent opportunity to its members to improve managerial skills and leadership qualities in them. As a result, many of the faculty members have got promotions in their respective fields.

To impart value based education they hold special classes to moral education. The extension lectures by eminent social reformers and academicians are arranged for the students regularly. Their students play an active role during natural calamities.

The NSS activities like tree plantation, cleanliness drive, family planning awareness, anti-drinking and anti smoking drives make the students aware about problems related to the society and give them a direction to deal with that.

A large number of students have got B and C certificates and have attended CAT camp, ATC Camp, NIC Camp, Pre-Republic Day Parade Camps. It is a matter of great honour and pride for this college that for the last two years their cadets are being selected for the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.

The college also performs various community-based activities like blood donation camps and various social reforms awareness and action programmes.

The College is offering value-based education to its students. This is a healthy system to build-up strong minds and to introduce ethical values and to create disciplined life among young growing generation of students, so that values of life like love, fellowships, ahimsa, peace, justice etc., will prevail in their day-to-day life. This will recondition the minds of young students to grow up into noble human beings.

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
DAV College, Pundri is one of the oldest rural colleges of Haryana. It is catering to the needs of higher education of Pundri and the surrounding villages. In the last 33 years the college has been providing higher education to the rural youth. As a result, number of the students of this college have achieved prestigious positions in their profession.

The college has developed an impressive, beautiful and spacious campus with the passage of time. The college offers degree courses in Humanities and Commerce.

In near future the college proposes to introduce the subjects like Functional English, Punjabi, Geography, Psychology, Rural Economics, Tour and Travel Management, Income Tax and Vocational Course in Computer Application. These courses are practical and job oriented. By this the college will be able to impart vocational education along with the basic education. These courses are also useful for the rural society, as these will make them understand their day-to-day problems.

They propose to improve the playground of the college by adding separate specialized courts/grounds for different games. To channelise the energy and to improve the physical fitness of the rural students they propose to build a gymnasium in the college.

In Audio-Video facilities they would like to add Multimedia Projector.

They also got proposal to add a hostel for Scheduled Caste Students so that they can get a proper environment for education.

The College does not collect any donation for admission and appointment. Complete transparency in admission & appointment is a healthy practice followed by Management.

The philosophy of the institution is directed towards educating the Weaker Sections of the Society and for creating Socio-Cultural awareness among budding student generations.

The teachers attend seminars/conferences from time to time related to the reviewing of the existing education system. Teachers have attended the workshops organized by the Director, Higher Education, Haryana, Chandigarh for the New Policy on Education.

SUGGESTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS
The college is having a partially computerized library facility with adequate number of books. They are subscribing to 23 magazines, 13 newspapers and 2 journals. A few more journals may be subscribed in different subjects.

The computer facilities are available in the department of commerce having 5 PC and a Printer. There is a teacher with MCA qualification. More numbers of computers should be added for conducting regular classes for the commerce students. This facility can be used not only for the regular classes but also for the training of other students, teaching and non-teaching staff.

Evening classes in Computer Science may be offered to students and staff by utilising the existing facility.

Internet facility is not available in the college. Urgent step should be taken to install Internet facility with at least one computer in the Central Library for the benefit of all.

The college is not having Health Care facilities. Hence, care should be taken to open a Health Center.

Office is partially computerized. It may be computerized fully to meet the demand of the day-to-day work.

There is no research activity in the college. The qualified staff may be encouraged to apply to state/central agencies for financial assistance. Management should encourage the teachers to publish their research work and to write textbooks by rendering possible financial assistance to them. Such help may be monitored by a committee.

The college may organise at least few seminars in the popular topics by inviting experts with different subjects.

The existing information guidance center should take the counseling and guiding of the students in topics related to employment opportunities and higher education avenue in the centers of higher education.

Sports facilities are good and there is a B.P.Ed subject offered in the college. Students demanded facility for games such as Table Tennis and Badminton. They also requested to get the services of coaches in these fields. Hence, Peer Team is of the opinion that necessary assistance may be given to students in these games.

Remedial courses are only for SC students. It should be extended to all students with special reference to those who are academically backward.

There is a Seminar Hall but no auditorium facility is present. Hence, auditorium may be built with all facilities.

At present college is not offering any self-financing courses. College may start a few need-based self-financing courses at Diploma, Degree and Post-graduate level by utilising existing infrastructural facilities of the campus.

During our interaction with students, parents and old students, they expressed the need to start new courses in the following subjects i.e. Psychology, Music, Computer Applications and Science subjects. Attempts should be made to meet this demand.

They also asked the college to start center for coaching of students to appear for state and national level competitive examinations. Coaching and guidance center for all competitive examinations may be opened.

Alumni Association formation is in the initial stage. Step should be taken to form a full-fledged active Alumni Association at the earliest.

Few teachers have attended seminars and conferences in their respective subjects. More teachers should be encouraged to attend seminars to enable them to get exposure and contact with the experts in their subjects.

All teachers should use audio-visual facility for the benefit of students. Modern teaching aids such as TV, VCR, Computer, LCD may be provided.

Facilities in the canteen may be improved by adding more furniture.

Hostel facility may be provided to attract more students to the college.

Dr. M. Abdul Rahiman
(Chairman)

Dr. D.S. Jagnade
(Member)

Dr. N.N. Saste
(Member)

STATE OF HARYANA Vs DR B S SHARMA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

CASE NO.: LPA No.216 of 2009 (O and M)

DATE OF DECISION: March 31, 2009

STATE OF HARYANA ...PETITIONER
VERSUS
DR. B.S. SHARMA ...RESPONDENTS

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE UMA NATH SINGH.

PRESENT:
MR. S.K. BISHNOI, DAG, HARYANA.
MR. K.L. DHINGRA, ADVOCATE FOR THE CAVEATOR.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J.(ORAL)
C.M. No.680 of 2009
There is a delay of 26 days in filing the appeal.

For the reasons mentioned in the application, the delay is condoned.

LPA No.6208 of 2005
The State of Haryana has filed this Letters Patent Appeal impugning the judgement dated 5.12.2008, passed by the learned Single Judge vide which the respondent was held entitled to switch over from the Contributory Provident Fund to the pension.

The facts giving rise to this Letters Patent Appeal are that the respondent Dr. B.S. Sharma retired as Lecturer from DAV College, Pundri (Kaithal) on 31.12.1998. A pension scheme was introduced by the State Government vide notification dated 31.5.1999, called Haryana Affiliated Colleges (Pension and Contributory Provident Fund) Rules, 1999 (for short 'the Pension Rules'). As per the notification, the Government of Haryana introduced a pension scheme for the employees working in non-Government aided colleges. These Rules were made effective from 11.5.1998 and the same were in lieu of the Contributory Provident Fund (Employer's share) as per provision made in Rule 3(b) of the Pension Notification issued on 31.5.1999. The employees who retired before the publication of the Notification were required to furnish their option within a period of 3 months as to whether they are willing to be governed by the these Rules or not. The petitioner who had retired on 31.12.1998, gave his option on 12.7.2000, stating that he was not willing to opt for the pension scheme.

Accordingly, in view of the option exercised by the respondent, he was given both the shares of Contributory Provident Fund, i.e. of employee as well employer's share.

Subsequently, in the year 2001, the Pension Rules were amended, and as per the amendment, service upto the age of 60 years was to be considered for computing the pension. This amendment was also made with retrospective effect, i.e. from 11.5.1998.

The respondent filed representations (Annexures P-7 and P-8) wherein he prayed that he be permitted to revise his option and be allowed to adopt the pension scheme under the Pension Rules. It was further averred that he is ready and willing to abide by all the conditions as laid down in the amended Rules, 2001 which are applicable w.e.f. 1998.

The representations filed by the respondent were rejected. The respondent filed CWP No.6208 of 2005 which has been allowed by the learned Single Judge.

Counsel for the State of Haryana has submitted that once the respondent has exercised his option that he was not willing to opt for the scheme under the Pension Rules, therefore, he cannot be allowed to change his option. It has further been averred that the respondent has already been given both the shares of Contributory Provident Fund, i.e. of employee as well employer's share and therefore, the respondent cannot be allowed to change his option at this belated stage.

A perusal of the impugned judgement shows that learned Single Judge placed reliance on Krishna Arya vs. State of Haryana and others, reported as 1998 (2) RSJ page 584, wherein it has been held:

After hearing learned counsel for the parties, we are of the view that there is substance in the arguments of learned counsel for the petitioner. Recently, in CWP Mo.17996 of 1997 (Des Raj and others vs. State of Haryana and others), decided on March 21, 1998, a similar matter had come up for consideration. In the aforesaid writ petition, in which one of us (R.S. Mongia, J.) was a member, it had been held that once pay scales are changed with retrospective effect and the incumbent had already given an option, then on retrospective change of the pay scale etc. he should be given another opportunity to opt for the date with effect from which the revised pay scale should be given effect to.

In Mangat Ram Nain and others vs. State of Haryana and others, reported as 2002(2) RSJ page 601, it was held as follows:

Learned counsel for the petitioners are relying on the judgment of this Court in CWP No.17996 of 1997, Des Raj and others vs. State of Haryana and others, dated March 21, 1998.

The Division Bench, in which one of us (S.S. Sudhalkar, J.) was a member, observed in the said case as under:

The main stand of the respondent is that once the options were exercised, the petitioners cannot be allowed to change their options. After hearing learned counsel for the parties, we are of the view that once by a subsequent order passed by the Government itself or on the basis of a judgment of a competent Court, the pay scales of a particular individual would lose its significance and such an incumbent would be entitled to give fresh option by which he can get the maximum advantage. As observed above, the petitioners had given their options for the revised pay scales much prior to the filing of the writ petitions and it was only on the writ petitions having been allowed and they having been fixed in the higher pay scale that they got another right to give
their options for the revision of the pay scales.

It is a settled law that an option once exercised can be changed if any such benefit is released on a later date with retrospective effect. As a result of the amendment in 2001 Rules, the entire superannuation benefits have undergone a change, and therefore, the respondent cannot be put to loss by not permitting him to exercise his option afresh. Obviously, the respondent can only be permitted to switch over from the Contributory
Provident Fund scheme to the pension scheme if he deposits both the shares of the Contributory Provident Fund, i.e. of employee as well as employer's share alongwith all the statutory interest and thereafter he would be entitled to pension under 2001 Rules. The present case is squarely covered by the judgements in Krishna Arya's case (supra) and Mangat Ram Nain's case (supra).

In view of the above discussion, we find no merit in this Letters Patent Appeal and the same is dismissed.

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(UMA NATH SINGH)
JUDGE

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

CASE NO.: LPA No.216 of 2009 (O and M)

DATE OF DECISION: March 31, 2009

STATE OF HARYANA ...PETITIONER
VERSUS
DR. B.S. SHARMA ...RESPONDENTS

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE UMA NATH SINGH.

PRESENT:
MR. S.K. BISHNOI, DAG, HARYANA.
MR. K.L. DHINGRA, ADVOCATE FOR THE CAVEATOR.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J.(ORAL)
C.M. No.680 of 2009
There is a delay of 26 days in filing the appeal.

For the reasons mentioned in the application, the delay is condoned.

LPA No.6208 of 2005
The State of Haryana has filed this Letters Patent Appeal impugning the judgement dated 5.12.2008, passed by the learned Single Judge vide which the respondent was held entitled to switch over from the Contributory Provident Fund to the pension.

The facts giving rise to this Letters Patent Appeal are that the respondent Dr. B.S. Sharma retired as Lecturer from DAV College, Pundri (Kaithal) on 31.12.1998. A pension scheme was introduced by the State Government vide notification dated 31.5.1999, called Haryana Affiliated Colleges (Pension and Contributory Provident Fund) Rules, 1999 (for short 'the Pension Rules'). As per the notification, the Government of Haryana introduced a pension scheme for the employees working in non-Government aided colleges. These Rules were made effective from 11.5.1998 and the same were in lieu of the Contributory Provident Fund (Employer's share) as per provision made in Rule 3(b) of the Pension Notification issued on 31.5.1999. The employees who retired before the publication of the Notification were required to furnish their option within a period of 3 months as to whether they are willing to be governed by the these Rules or not. The petitioner who had retired on 31.12.1998, gave his option on 12.7.2000, stating that he was not willing to opt for the pension scheme.

Accordingly, in view of the option exercised by the respondent, he was given both the shares of Contributory Provident Fund, i.e. of employee as well employer's share.

Subsequently, in the year 2001, the Pension Rules were amended, and as per the amendment, service upto the age of 60 years was to be considered for computing the pension. This amendment was also made with retrospective effect, i.e. from 11.5.1998.

The respondent filed representations (Annexures P-7 and P-8) wherein he prayed that he be permitted to revise his option and be allowed to adopt the pension scheme under the Pension Rules. It was further averred that he is ready and willing to abide by all the conditions as laid down in the amended Rules, 2001 which are applicable w.e.f. 1998.

The representations filed by the respondent were rejected. The respondent filed CWP No.6208 of 2005 which has been allowed by the learned Single Judge.

Counsel for the State of Haryana has submitted that once the respondent has exercised his option that he was not willing to opt for the scheme under the Pension Rules, therefore, he cannot be allowed to change his option. It has further been averred that the respondent has already been given both the shares of Contributory Provident Fund, i.e. of employee as well employer's share and therefore, the respondent cannot be allowed to change his option at this belated stage.

A perusal of the impugned judgement shows that learned Single Judge placed reliance on Krishna Arya vs. State of Haryana and others, reported as 1998 (2) RSJ page 584, wherein it has been held:

After hearing learned counsel for the parties, we are of the view that there is substance in the arguments of learned counsel for the petitioner. Recently, in CWP Mo.17996 of 1997 (Des Raj and others vs. State of Haryana and others), decided on March 21, 1998, a similar matter had come up for consideration. In the aforesaid writ petition, in which one of us (R.S. Mongia, J.) was a member, it had been held that once pay scales are changed with retrospective effect and the incumbent had already given an option, then on retrospective change of the pay scale etc. he should be given another opportunity to opt for the date with effect from which the revised pay scale should be given effect to.

In Mangat Ram Nain and others vs. State of Haryana and others, reported as 2002(2) RSJ page 601, it was held as follows:

Learned counsel for the petitioners are relying on the judgment of this Court in CWP No.17996 of 1997, Des Raj and others vs. State of Haryana and others, dated March 21, 1998.

The Division Bench, in which one of us (S.S. Sudhalkar, J.) was a member, observed in the said case as under:

The main stand of the respondent is that once the options were exercised, the petitioners cannot be allowed to change their options. After hearing learned counsel for the parties, we are of the view that once by a subsequent order passed by the Government itself or on the basis of a judgment of a competent Court, the pay scales of a particular individual would lose its significance and such an incumbent would be entitled to give fresh option by which he can get the maximum advantage. As observed above, the petitioners had given their options for the revised pay scales much prior to the filing of the writ petitions and it was only on the writ petitions having been allowed and they having been fixed in the higher pay scale that they got another right to give
their options for the revision of the pay scales.

It is a settled law that an option once exercised can be changed if any such benefit is released on a later date with retrospective effect. As a result of the amendment in 2001 Rules, the entire superannuation benefits have undergone a change, and therefore, the respondent cannot be put to loss by not permitting him to exercise his option afresh. Obviously, the respondent can only be permitted to switch over from the Contributory
Provident Fund scheme to the pension scheme if he deposits both the shares of the Contributory Provident Fund, i.e. of employee as well as employer's share alongwith all the statutory interest and thereafter he would be entitled to pension under 2001 Rules. The present case is squarely covered by the judgements in Krishna Arya's case (supra) and Mangat Ram Nain's case (supra).

In view of the above discussion, we find no merit in this Letters Patent Appeal and the same is dismissed.

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(UMA NATH SINGH)
JUDGE

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