Allahabad High Court awarded salary and payment of Rs 1 lakh to peon after 14 years.

Posted On - 13 April, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The Petitioner in Writ -A No. 2065 of 2010 was awarded salary and cost of payment of approaching the Court for being denied of full salary despite the fact that the petitioner was working as a full-time peon. In this case, the petitioner was hired as a full-time peon, but later the respondent authority withdrew the appointment citing lack of proper approval. The petitioner filed a case in the Hon’ble High Court seeking to receive her full salary because despite being entitled to a salary of Rs. 165 per month, she was only paid Rs. 15 per month. The court observed that although the order revoking the petitioner’s appointment was never contested, it was evident that she continued to serve as a full-time peon for a significant duration. Therefore, the original order appointing her as a full-time peon remained in effect. Furthermore, the Hon’ble High Court opined that the petitioner was never paid salary that she was entitled to and criticized the respondents for adopting a hyper-technical approach, which goes against the principles of welfare state. Hence, the Hon’ble High Court directed the payment of Rs. 1 lakh in favour of the petitioner.