Superannuated employee liable for misconduct which he committed in discharge of his duties: SC


Chambers of Ishaan Garg

Ch. No. 217, Western Wing, District & Sessions Court, Tis Hazari, New Delhi, Delhi 110054

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The Division Bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Abhay S. Oka, while hearing an appeal, opined that merely because the employee stood superannuated in the meanwhile, will not absolve him from the misconduct which he had committed in discharge of his duties. The Bank employee always holds the position of trust where honesty and integrity are the sine qua non, but it would never be advisable to deal with such matters leniently.

The respondent employee joined service as a clerk­cum-typist and while in service committed serious irregularities, was placed under suspension. He was later served with the charge­sheet along with the statement of allegation. After the disciplinary inquiry was conducted, the inquiry officer found the charges proved. In consequence thereof, the respondent was dismissed from service and the appellate authority also rejected the appeal preferred by the respondent employee.