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HC: Hapless that dependants of ex- govt. employees have to repeatedly knock doors of the authorities in order to receive service benefits

 The Punjab and Haryana Court recently ridiculed the State Government for their deferred inaction with respect to releasing of sums due to the dependants of deceased government employees.


Case of the Petitioner


A plea was instituted by a petitioner, a mother of a deceased servant. Petitioner pleaded to the officials to release the son’s pensionary amounts and other service benefits due.


Case of the Respondent


The counsel for the Respondent stated in one of the hearings that the payment procedure was deferred as the petitioner did not submit necessary documents.

Observation of the Court


In the words of the Court: “This Court is sad to observe that the officials have lost all the compassion. It is unfortunate that the dependant/heirs of an Ex-employee, who died in harness, are being made to run from pillar to post. It is, thus, apparent that the State of Punjab has to put its house in order lest the Court compelled to take a serious view of the matter”.


The Court further stated in disappointment towards the government officials, that they were given one month time to clear all the pending sums and other service benefits to the petitioner. However on the failure of compliance with the order of the Hon’ble Court by the government officials, the petitioner was reinstated with the right to appear before the Hon’ble Court

Case Details


Before: Punjab and Haryana High Court


Case Title: Balbir Kaur v. State of Punjab

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