Sanika Deshpande –
Published On: October 25, 2021 at 09:00 IST
Delhi High Court directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to pay Rs 50 Lakh to a former employee who was earlier illegally terminated.
Raj Singh, who was appointed as a driver by AIIMS sometime in the 1980s, will also be paid Rs 19,900 as pension every month.
As per the Petitioner, the employee was illegally terminated after which he had approached the Labour Court.
The Court in Dec 1998 had held that the termination of his service was clearly unfair practice.
The Labour Court’s order was then challenged before different forums and the Special Leave Petition which was filed by the AIIMS, was dismissed by the Supreme Court on June 3, 2016.
Justice Prathiba M Singh directed that the man be paid Rs 50,49,079 towards salary for the period from December 4, 1998, which is the date of award, and the date of superannuation, which is October 31, 2016, his leave encashment and his gratuity.
The Court had said that all the amounts due and payable shall be released by October 30.
The Court asked the petitioner’s counsel to give details of the workman’s bank accounts to the counsel for AIIMS for remitting the payment.