WG CDR AJAI BHALLA (RETD) Vs. UOI
ARMED FORCES TRIBUNAL
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SANJIV LANGER,MEMBER (A) -
(1.)SINCE common question of fact and law is involved in all the aforesaid five OAs, therefore, as agreed by the counsel for the parties (including
the petitioner in person), these OAs are being decided by a common order,
making OA 409/2013 as the lead case.
(2.)THE petitioner has come up before this Tribunal, aggrieved by the order of DCDA (AF), whereby his preceding service as a Provisional Short
Service Commission (PSSC) Officer, has not been accounted for towards his
total Commissioned Service, consequently affecting his pension, and
Brief facts of the case:
(3.)THE applicant joined 53 GDOC (MET Branch) on 15.01.1973 in the rank of Pilot Officer, having been granted PSSC. By virtue of this Commission in
the rank of Pilot Officer, the applicant was borne on the active list of
the IAF, and became subject to the Air Force Act from this date, onwards.
It is also beyond dispute that he was a full fledged Commissioned Officer
w.e.f. this date.
The applicant successfully completed his training, and was granted Permanent Commission in the same rank of Pilot Officer w.e.f. 29.12.1973.
The consecutive two Commissioned Services occurred without any break,
consequently from 15.01.1973 up to 31.05.1994, the applicant has served
the IAF for 21 years, four months and 16 days.
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