Employer Cannot Withhold Pension On Ground Of Proceedings By Third Parties: Karnataka High Court

Posted On - 13 December, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The petitioner employee retired from service upon attainment of age of superannuation. While in service, an FIR came to be registered against him at the instance of a third party under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. However, cognizance of FIR was taken after the retirement of the employee from office. The Hon’ble Karnataka High Court dismissed the appeal filed by the employer in Writ Appeal No. 100422/2023 against an order granting disbursal of all retirement benefits to the employee as proceedings instituted under the said Act was post-retirement of the employee.