• Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, Rule 54(2) - Engagement of the deceased employee, conferment of `temporary status' or the fact that he served the petitioners for more than 17 years are not in dispute - Tribunal has rightly given a pragmatic construction to the Rules in force to hold that after completion of three years' satisfactory continuous service as a `temporary employee', the deceased ought to have treated at par with a regular employee for the purpose of drawing benefits admissible to Group-D employees on the regular establishment. (179) P.L.R.