New Delhi: A retired assistant post master
has successfully challenged a government decision of not
accepting his voluntary retirement (VR) in the Central
Administrative Tribunal, which directed it to pay all
retirement benefits to him.
The Tribunal ruled the applicant had filed his voluntary
retirement by following due procedure and exempted him from
taking any further permission from the authorities.
"The applicant has served a proper notice under Rule 48
of the Pension Rules and being eligible on July 17, 2009, the
same attains finality and does not require any permission,"
the Tribunal bench comprising members V Chhotray and S Raju
Citing Rule 48 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, it said VR is
effected after completion of 30 years of service if an
employee gives a prior three months notice period with the
condition that he should not be under suspension.
The government had contended that his request for VR was
rejected due to a contemplated disciplinary case against
applicant V P Sharma.
Sharma contested the contentions, saying after completion
of 30 years of qualifying service, acceptance of notice for VR
was not required.
While accepting the argument of Sharma, the CAT directed
the government to grant him all pensionary benefits.