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Santosh Devi & Ors v. State of Haryana & Ors - CWP-18932-2006  RD-P&H 11401 (28 November 2006)
C.W.P. No. 18932 of 2006
Date of Decision: 30.11.2006
Santosh Devi and others
State of Haryana and others
CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M. KUMAR
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M.S. BEDI
PRESENT: Mr. Rajneesh Chadwal, Advocate, for the petitioners.
M.M. KUMAR, J. (Oral)
The prayer made in the petition is for issuance of a writ of certiorari quashing the condition that the Dearness Allowance be treated as Dearness Pay for the purposes of Retirement Gratuity/Death Gratuity under the relevant instructions dated 8.3.1996 (P-1). The matter is not res integra as this Court has already opined in favour of the petitioners in the judgments dated 23.9.2005 (P-2) and 25.7.2006 (P-4). The petitioners have already stake their claims by sending representation on 13.10.2006 (P-3), which is C.W.P. No. 18932 of 2006
pending consideration of the respondents and no decision on the same has so far been taken.
In view of above, we deem it just and appropriate to direct the respondents to take cognisance of the representation sent by the petitioners and decide the same expeditiously preferably within a period of three months from the date a certified copy of this order is presented to them. If the claim of the petitioners is found to be meritorious and decided in their favour then the benefit accruing to the petitioners shall be disbursed within a further period of four months thereafter. It shall be appreciated if the aforementioned judgments of this Court are kept in view and a speaking order is passed.
Petition stands disposed of in the above terms.
November 30, 2006 JUDGE
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