Haryana Affiliated Colleges (Pension and Contributory of
Provident Fund) Rules, 1999, Rule 2(j), 6 - Defines qualifying service would make it apparent that the qualifying service will be taken into account with effect from the date an employee
starts contribution towards Contributory Provident Fund - It is such qualifying service as defined under Rule 2(j) that is to be reckoned while reading Rule 6 of 1999 Rules - Petitioner
started depositing his share of Contributory Provident Fund w.e.f. 1.1.1980 - Accordingly, he was called upon to deposit an amount - On such basis, the service rendered by the petitioner for
the period 1.1.1980 to 22.6.1992 in a private College prior to the same having been taken over by the State Government has been counted towards qualifying service for grant of pensionary
benefits - That the petitioner would be willing to deposit the employer share of Contributory Provident Fund for such prior period - Cannot be accepted - The scheme of 1999 Rules does not
permit such course of action to be followed - The language of Rule 2(j) is unambiguous and is couched in clear and categoric terms.(175) P.L.R.