We have all waited with suspense for a week now after the SC Bench dictated the orders on 31/3/2016.
Although we are restless and impatient, the longer it takes, the more hopes of a beneficial order may arise in my view.
When the judge goes through the draft for corrections, inconsistencies if any may be removed and perhaps aspects of justice in favour of the weaker party (i.e. the pensioners) may get reflected provided they are not contrary to what has been argued in the open court.
Also as it is almost a final disposal of the CAs at the SC barring keeping them alive for hearing at Delhi HC and order for IR, the Bench may like to be doubly sure that ambiguities are avoided and clarity is ensured on directions to be followed by the parties concerned.
Let us complete our remaining waiting period (hopefully not more than another 12 hrs) with a sense of optimism & hope.
C. H. Mahadevan