Delhi High Court important judgement on EPS 95 Cases,W.P.(C) 7653/2014 and 23 other Writ Petitions tagged together

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THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
CORAM: HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE DINESH KUMAR SHARMA
W.P.(C) 7653/2014 and 23 other Writ Petitions tagged together
O R D E R

05.09.2022

Learned counsel for the respondents submits that these writ petitions have been filed challenging the constitutionality of the amendments made in Employees’ Pension Scheme, 2014.

Learned counsel submits that in the identical matter, the Supreme Court has reserved the order on 11th August 2022.

In view of the submissions made, list on 16th December 2022.

In the meantime, pleadings be completed.

DINESH KUMAR SHARMA, J

SEPTEMBER 5, 2022

Click Below Link for Complete pdf order Copy

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI

3

+ W.P.(C) 7653/2014

RAM MANORATH SHUKLA & ORS. ….. Petitioner

versus

SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF LABOUR & ORS. ….. Respondents

6

+ W.P.(C) 548/2020

MUKUL GAUTAM AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS

….. Respondent

11

+ W.P.(C) 6974/2022

DHEER PAL SINGH ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS ….. Respondents

12

+ W.P.(C) 8999/2022

UMA SHANKAR BHARDWAJ ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS ….. Respondent

13

+ W.P.(C) 7029/2022

DHARAM SINGH ….. Petitioner

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS …. Respondents

14

+ W.P.(C) 8934/2022

B R DEOGHARE ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND OTHER ….. Respondent

15

+ W.P.(C) 8987/2022

JAGBIR SINGH ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND OTHER ….. Respondents

16

+ W.P.(C) 6526/2017

AJAY CHANDRA ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION (EPFO) &

ORS. ….. Respondents

17

+ W.P.(C) 8312/2017

SHADEY LAL RAINA & ORS ….. Petitioners

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATIONS & ORS

….. Respondents

18

+ W.P.(C) 13758/2018

DEEPAK KANT AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION AND ORS.

….. Respondents

19

+ W.P.(C) 3730/2018

RADHAKRISHNAN NAGARAJAN AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS.

….. Respondents

20

+ W.P.(C) 4139/2018

ALL INDIA ONGC EX-EMPLOYEES WELFARE ASSOCIATION

….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ….. Respondents

21

+ W.P.(C) 5302/2018

PDIL PENSIONERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION THROUGH ITS

PRESIDENT ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS.

….. Respondents

22

+ W.P.(C) 8927/2018

U.P. SCIDCO RETIRED EMPLOYEE SAMITI ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION (EPFO) & 

ORS ….. Respondents

23

+ W.P.(C) 2669/2019

TCIL RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS.

….. Respondent

24

+ W.P.(C) 3645/2019, CM APPL. 19132/2022

MR. PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA … Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ….. Respondents

25

+ W.P.(C) 4807/2019

KARAN SINGH GARBYAL ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS.

….. Respondents

26

+ W.P.(C) 8937/2017

DINESH MOHAN SHARMA ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA & ORS ….. Respondents

27

+ W.P.(C) 8989/2017

NARESH KUMAR SHARMA & ORS ….. Petitioners

versus

UNION OF INDIA & ORS ….. Respondents

28

+ W.P.(C) 8623/2017

SABYASACHI BANNERJEE ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYMENT PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION & ORS

….. Respondents

29

+ W.P.(C) 10564/2017

BRIJENDRA KUMAR SINHA ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ….. Respondents

30

+ W.P.(C) 10985/2017

CHANDURI SURYA SUBRAHMANYA SARMA AND ORS

….. Petitioners

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS

….. Respondent

31

+ W.P.(C) 11400/2017, CM APPL. 2711/2020

UDAI SINGH SISODIA AND ORS.

….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ORGINISATION (EPFO) AND

ORS. ….. Respondents

32

+ W.P.(C) 9650/2017

JAI PRAKASH SRIVASTAVA & ORS ….. Petitioners

versus

UNION OF INDIA & ORS ….. Respondents

33

+ W.P.(C) 1089/2018

ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM PENSIONERS ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA & ORS ….. Respondents

34

+ W.P.(C) 11896/2018

RATIKANTA SAMANTA RAY ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS.

….. Respondents

35

+ W.P.(C) 1268/2018

ALOK SINHA AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION AND ORS.

….. Respondent

36

+ W.P.(C) 1298/2018

RITA GOYAL AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION AND ORS.

….. Respondents

37

+ W.P.(C) 10735/2019, CM APPL. 44391/2019

ALL INDIA NHPC WORKERS AND EMPLOYEES FEDERATION

….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS.

38

+ W.P.(C) 11139/2019

RAKESH KUMAR KHANNA ….. Petitioner

versus

REGIONAL PROVIDENT FUND COMMISSIONER & ANR

….. Respondents

39

+ W.P.(C) 7095/2019

PRADIP RAMKRISHNARAO DAHAKE ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND ORS.

….. Respondents

40

+ W.P.(C) 563/2019

VINOD ZUTSHI AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. …. Respondents

41

+ W.P.(C) 3142/2019

JAYANTA KUMAR CHAKRAVORTY ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVINDENT FUND ORGANISATION AND

ORS. ….. Respondents

42

+ W.P.(C) 3179/2019

NBCC RETIRED EMPLOYEES WELFARE ASSOCIATION

(REGD) ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA & ORS ….. Respondents

43

+ W.P.(C) 9162/2019 & CM APPL. 10120/2020

AMRISH KUMAR AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

REGIONAL COMMISSIONER EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND

ORGANISATION AND ANR. ….. Respondents

44

+ W.P.(C) 13156/2019, CM APPLs. 22878-79/2021

RAJ KUMAR SRIVASTAVA ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEES PROVINDENT FUND ORGANIZATION (EPFO)

AND ORS. ….. Respondents

45

+ W.P.(C) 423/2020, CM APPL. 1153/2020

SYED ZAFARULLAH HUSSAINI AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ….. Respondents

46

+ W.P.(C) 7092/2020

SANJEEV KUMAR SRIVASTAVA AND ORS. ….. Petitioners

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS ….. Respondents

47

+ W.P.(C) 9593/2020

TELECOM PENSIONERS WELFARE ASSOCATION THROUGH

ITS GSN SCRETARYE ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA THROUGH ITS SECRETARY & ORS.

….. Respondents

48

+ W.P.(C) 3285/2021

PRABIR KUMAR DUTTA ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION & ORS.

….. Respondents

49

+ W.P.(C) 11175/2022, CM APPL. 32837/2022

BRAJENDRA SINGH ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND OTHER ….. Respondent

50

+ W.P.(C) 4504/2021

CONCOR EMPLOYEES CPF TRUST ….. Petitioner

versus

EMPLOYEES PRODENT FUND ORGANIZATION AND ANR.

….. Respondents

51

+ W.P.(C) 6881/2021, CM APPL. 38432/2021

TELECOM EMPLOYEES WELFARE ASSOCIATION…. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ….. Respondents

64

+ W.P.(C) 12787/2022, CM APPL. 38907/2022EXEMPTION, CM

APPL. 38908/2022PERMISSION TO FILE A LENGTHY LIST OF

DATES

SUBHASH CHANDER PANWAR ….. Petitioner

versus

UNION OF INDIA AND OTHER ….. Respondent

Present:

For petitioner:-

Mr.Gaurav Malik, Adv. for petitioner in item no.29.

Ms.Monika Aroraand Mr. Yash Tyagi, Advs. in item- 24.

Mr.H.D.Tanvi, Mr.Nikil Kumar Singh, Mr.Achal Singh and

Mr.Mahendra Singh in item no.27.

Mr. Ranjeet Pandey, Adv. for petitioner in item No.51

Ms. Mahamaya Chatterjee, Adv. for Petitioner in item 41.

Mr. C. M. Sundaram Iyer, Advocate for petitioners in W. p. (c)

Nos. 1089/2018, W. p. (c) no. 4139/2018 and W. p. (c) no.

7092/2020

Mr. Deepak Tyagi, Adv. for petitioner in item No.47.

Mr.Vishweshwar Mishra and Ms.Surabhi Bhaskar, Advocates

for petitioner in item no.17.

Mr.Vibhor Verdhan, Mr.Zaid Raza, Mr.Rahul Mishra and

Ms.Sebhasan, Adv. for the petitioners in items no.11 to 15, 49,

64.

Mr.Rajesh Gupta, Mr.Harpreet Singh, Mr.Ajay Chandra and

Mr.Sumit, Advocates for petitioners in items No.6, 16, 19, 21,

22, 30 & 44.

Mr. Rishi K Awasthi, adv; Mr. Piyush Vatsa, advs for

Petitioners in item Nos. 50.

Ms. Priyanka Das, Adv. in item No,. 33.

Mr. C.K. Bhatt, Adv in item No. 19.

For respondent:-

Ms.Inderjeet Sidhu, Advocate for respondent EPFO in items

no.23, 24, 25, 28, 31,34, 36, 37, 44 & 46.

Mr.Sidharth, standing counsel with Mr.Amit Kumar Agarwal,

Adv. for EPFO in item nos.3, 6, 1 to 16, 32, 38, 40, 42, 43, 45,

48 to 51, 64.

Mr. Gaurav Malik, Counsel for Respondent No. 3, NTPC in

item No. 29.

Mr. Nikhil Mundeja , Adv. for respondent in item Nos. 31 and

32.

Mr. Vivek Goyal, Advocate, CGSPC for UOI in item No. 26, 3 MR. Rahul Sharma, Central Government Counsel (Senior

panel) with Mr. C.K. Bhatt, Advocate for Respondent/ Union of

India in item No.13

Mr.Rajesh Kumar, standing counsel for EPFO with Mr.Harshit

Garg, Adv. in items no.17, 18, 28, 32, 19, 27, 29, 35, 39, 41,

47.

Mr. Vijay Joshi and Mr.Gurjas Singh Narula, Advs. for R-1 and

4 in item No. 64.

Mr. Satish Kumar, Adv. for R-5 in item No. 64

Mr. Sandeep Vishnu, Adv. for R-1 in WPC 8391/2018

Mr.Aman Bhalla, Adv. for R-5 in item 6.

Mr.Girish Chaudhary, Adv. for R-4 for NTPC in item no.6.

Mr.T.P.Singh, Sr.Central Govt. counsel for UOI with

Mr.Jitendra Kumar Tripathi, Adv. in items 11, 12.

Mr.Ranvir Singh, CGSC with Mr.Vinod Tewari, GP for

respondent no.1 in item no.12.

Mr.Anurag Ahluwalia, CGSC with Mr.Danish Faraz Khan,

Adv. for R-1, R-3 & R-4 in item no.15.

Mr.R.K.Kapoor and Mr.Rajat Kapoor, Advts for respondents

no.18 to 25 in items no.18 & 35.

Mr.Vikram Jetly, CGSC with Ms.Shreya Jetly, Adv. for R-1 in

item no.20.

Mr. Jitesh Vikram Srivastava and Mr. Arajesh Vikram

Srivastava for Adv. in item No, 28.

Mr.Rakesh Sinha, Mr.Md.Gulam Akbar, Mr.Jeemon Raju and

Mr.Narendra Mohan and Mr.Rajesh, Advts. for R-3 & 4 in item

20.

Mr.Jitesh Vikram Srivastav, Sr.Panel Counsel for UOI with

Mr.R.M.Tripathi, GP in item no.21.

Mr.Sunil Kumar, Adv. in item no.25.

Mr.S.K.Das, adv. in item no.26.

Mr.Gulshan Chawla, Adv. for R-5 in item 27.

Mr.Nikhil Mundeja, Ms.Angeli Kora Dayal and Mr.Nirbhay

Narain Singh, Advts. for IOCL in item no.31 and 32.

Mr.Puneet Taneja and Ms.Laxmi Kumari, Advts. for NTPC ltd.

in item no.32.

Mr.Ruchir Mishra, Sr.Panel counsel with Mr.R.M.Tripathi, GP

and Mr.Mukesh Tiwari, Adv. for UOI in item no.37. Mr.Gudipati G.Kashyap and Ms.Srishti Aggarwal, Advts. for

NBCL in item no.40

Mr.Vinod Zutshi and Mr.S N Kaul for item no : 42 for NBCC

Retired Employees Association vs EPFO

Mr. K.P. Singh , Appearing for – Respondent No. 3

Mr. Judy james, Adv for EPFO in Items No(s )20, 21, 22, 26,

30 & 33

Mr. Adarsh Tripathi, Mr. Ajitesh Garg and Mr. Vikram S. Baid,

Advs. for NTPC.

Mr. Tanmoy Majumdar and Mr. Amit Tyagi, Advs. for R-3 &

4. In item No. 37

Mr. Sanjay Rawat, Adv. for R-3.NTPC in item No.39.

Mr. Harish Kumar Garg, Adv. for R-1 in Item No. 40.

Mr. KP Singh, Adv. for R-3, in item No. 41.

Mr.Amol Sharma, Ms. Jagriti Ahuja, Advs.R-3 and 4 in item

No. 45.

Mr. Siddharth Khatana, Sr. Standing counsel, R-1/UOI item

No. 46.

Mr. Sonia A. Menon, Mr. Ankit Kumar and Mr. Nishchint

Rawat, advs. for R-4 -5 in item No, 46

Mr. Rishabh Sahu, CGSC with Mr. Abhishek Khanna, G.P. and

Mr. Sameer Sharma,Adv. for R-1, 4 5 in item No. 49.

Mr. Saker Sikri and Mr. Arun Sanwal, Adv. for MTNL in item

No, 47 and 51.

Mr. Satish Kumar, Advocate for respondent No.5 in item

Nos.11 to 15 and 49

Mr. Rahul Sharma, CGSC with Mr. C.K. Bhatt and Mr. Ayush

Bhatt, Advocates for respondent Nos.1 and 4 in item No.13.

Ms. Archana Gaur, Advocate for UOI in item No.14.

Mr. Abhighyan Siddhant, G.P. for respondent Nos.1, 3 and 4 in

item 15.

Mr. Utsav Jain, Advocate for respondent Nos.4 and 5 in item

No.19.

Mr. Sandeep Prabhakar, Advocate for Mr. Vikas Mehta,

Advocate for respondent Nos.3 and 4 in item No.17.

Mr. Arvind Kumar Singh with Mr. Mahdenra Ram, Advocates

for respondent Nos.4 and 5 in Item No.21.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CGSC with Mr. Sunil, Advocate for UOI 

in item Nos.22 and 31.

Mr. Ajay Digpaul, CGSC with Mr. Kamal Digpaul and Ms.

Swati Kwatra, Advocate for UOI in item No.24

Mr. Sunil Kumar, Advocate in item No.25.

Mr. S.K. Das, Advocate for Item No.26.

Mr. Bhagvan Swarup Shukla, CGSC for UOI in Item No.28.

Mr. Gulsahn Chawla, Advocate for respondent No.5 in Item

No.27.

Mr. Sanjeev Uniyal with Mr. Dhawal Uniyal, Advocate for

respondent No.1 in item No.28.

CORAM:

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE DINESH KUMAR SHARMA



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