Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 16
For virtually three many years, widow Ram Rati fought for her respectable dues. But justice evaded her even after she received a authorized battle towards the state. Asked to pay curiosity on the fee delayed since 1991, Haryana moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in search of the order’s evaluate on a “factually incorrect” plea — an act that resulted in a reprimand.
Rapping the state for harassing the widow by denying respectable pensionary profit to her for 28 years, Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi dismissed the state’s evaluate petition with Rs 50,000 prices. The quantity is to be paid by Haryana Roadways General Manager (GM) Amarinder Singh Manais from his personal pocket with out reimbursement by the state because the plea was filed by him.
Justice Sethi mentioned the fee was being imposed as “during the restricted hearing, the court time, which could have been used for deciding other urgent matters, has been wasted for this kind of frivolous petition”.
Justice Sethi ordered initiation of suo motu contempt proceedings towards the GM for not implementing the courtroom’s earlier order on fee of curiosity. The officer deliberately and willfully disobeyed the order, Justice Sethi mentioned. Ram Rati filed a petition greater than a decade in the past, in search of compassionate appointment for her son and financial advantages admissible to her after her husband’s loss of life, together with arrears. Allowing the petition in September 2010, the courtroom granted solely compassionate appointment to her son following which she moved the courtroom once more for the pensionary advantages.
The state, through the course of listening to, itself determined to grant pensionary advantages from 1991 to January 2017 to the petitioner for service rendered by her late husband. But it filed a evaluate petition, claiming that the grant of pensionary advantages together with curiosity was liable to be reviewed.