Authority can take action against retired employee


The Supreme Court has held that an order to cut a pension is permissible after a person reaches the age of superannuation.

Authority can take action against retired employeeIn State of West Bengal v Aswini Kumar Mahato, the state filed an appeal against a decision by Calcutta High Court that under rule 10(1) of the West Bengal Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1971, once an employee is allowed to retire on attaining the age of superannuation, the concerned authority has no jurisdiction to pass an order in a disciplinary proceeding since the master-servant relationship ceases on retirement.

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