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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