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The action of the respondent authorities in withholding 10% pension and 10% gratuity of the petitioner is not tenable under Rule 43(c) of the Bihar Pension Rules: Patna High Court.

This case was filled by Sudhir  Kumar  Sinha  son  of  Late  Chhatradhari  Prasad  Singh  resident  of  A/8, Ashokpuri  Colony,  Khajpura,  Bailey  Road,  P.S.-  Shastri  Nagar,  DistrictPatna- 800014 against the State of Bihar. The Judgment in Sudhir Kumar Sinha v. State of Bihar (Citation: CWJC  No.3824  of  2021) was delivered by HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE ANIL KUMAR  SINHA.

FACTS OF THE CASE:

This case was filled under Article 226 9f the Constitution of India, 1950. Through this petition the petitioner seeks the court to direct the respondents  authorities  to  pay  10%  pension and  10%  gratuity  to  the  petitioner,  which  has  wrongly  been withheld by the State. According to the petitioner the he is retired  from  the  post  of  Executive  Engineer,  Flood Control  Division,  Samastipur,  Water  Resources  Department  and  at the   time  of  retirement  no  departmental  and  /  or  any  criminal proceeding  was  pending  against  the  petitioner.  Further the respondent provided only 90%  pension  and  gratuity  was  paid  to  the  petitioner  after retirement,  however,  without  any  departmental  proceeding  and  /  or any  order  passed  by  the  respondent  authority,  10%  pension  and gratuity has  been withheld arbitrarily.

JUDGEMENT:

After going through the facts and arguments submitted by both the parties the Court observed that in   the   present  matter   no   departmental proceeding   and   /  or  criminal  case  was  pending  against  the petitioner  on  the  date  of  retirement,  and hence the action  of  the  respondent  authorities  in  withholding  10%  pension and  10%  gratuity  of  the  petitioner  is  not  tenable  in  law,  further the court directed the  respondents  authority to  issue  sanction  order  for release  of  10%  pension  as  well  as  10%  gratuity  to  the  petitioner within a  period  of  two  months  from  the  date of  receipt  /  production of  a  copy of  this  order.

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