Moral Turpitude

Dio non fa mai retromarcia con il suo amore! Offences involving ‘moral turpitude’ were in discussion recently in Union Bank of India v. C.G. Ajay Babu, [Civil Appeal No. 8251 of 2018]. You may read Section 4(6)(b) of The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.  ‘Moral turpitude’ describes conducts which are: inherently vile, depraved; immodest; shameful and wicked [Pawan Kumar, (1996) 4 SCC 17 and Sushil […]

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The Mayo College, Ajmer

  “The Mayo College, Ajmer is an educational institution founded in 1875 by Sir Richard Southwell Bourke, the 6th Earl of Mayo, who was also the Viceroy of India from 1868 to 1872. It is one of the oldest educational institutions which was set up as a public boarding school, offering admission to the then elite. […]

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Pension Cuts under Proviso (a), Rule 10(1) of The West Bengal Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1971

Justices A.K. Goel and A.M. Khanwilkar have allowed the Civil Appeal, State of West Bengal v. Aswini Kumar Mahato (Civil Appeal No. 4689 of 2011) against a Calcutta High Court order in which it was held that once an employee retires on attaining the age of superannuation, the concerned authority has no jurisdiction to pass […]

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Pension is Not a Bounty

My Lord, What is Pension? “It is a well known principle that pension is not a bounty. The benefit is conferred upon an employee for his unblemished career. In D.S. Nakara v. Union of India, (1983) 1 SCC 305 D.A. Desai, J. speaking for the Bench opined that: “The antiquated notion of pension being a […]

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