Anganwari Workers with 50% services are qualified for pension: HC

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Justice Tashi Rabstan decided common question of law “Whether the services rendered by an employee while working as “Anganwari Worker” prior to his/her substantive appointment to the post of Supervisor in the Social Welfare Department would count for pensionary benefits in terms of Rule 177-A of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Regulation, allowed the petition and directed respondents to count 50% of the Civil Services rendered by the petitioners as Anganwari Workers as qualified for pension together with the period of services rendered in the regular establishment.

Justice Tashi Rabsatn after hearing both the sides observed that It is true that Rule 177-A of J&K CSR does not per se provide for reckoning of services rendered by an employee as Anganwari Worker but the fact remains that such services cannot be said to be in any manner different from or inferior to the services rendered by an employee in his/her capacity as work charged employee/whole time contingent paid staff including daily rated worker(s). Rule 177-A was recast vide Notification/SRO 154 dated 28th April 1997.

Court directed the respondents to count 50% of the Civil Services rendered by the petitioners as Anganwari Workers as qualified for pension together with the period of services rendered in the regular establishment.

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