Misconduct No Basis To Deny Pension

A misconduct of an employee can not entitle the government to cut pension and other post-retirement benefits, the Delhi high court has held. Only when the misconduct is” grave ” can the employer slash benefits.

The bench was hearing a retired CRPF commandant’s petition challenging the decision of higher authorities to slash his pension for using government vehicles while on casual leave. The HC not only quashed the move bit also restored the gallantry medal awarded to him.

source the times of India , New Delhi, 02-04-15, page 7