I am a retired senior Government Officer. While in service, there had been many instances where I was required to be part of unlawful actions. I had avoided such instructions. In some cases, I had taken action contrary to the instructions. Such actions have been upheld by the Courts.
However, just a couple of months prior to my retirement disciplinary proceeding initiated. Enquiry officer was appointed only after two years when I approached the Tribunal. Enquiry took more than one year. But he did not submit Report. So, another officer was appointed. He also did not complete the proceedings even after two years. Finally, the Tribunal quashed the proceedings for total non-application of mind by the disciplinary authority.
I could not get pension, gratuity and other benefits in time because of the pending proceedings. I wish to proceed against the former superiors including the disciplinary authority and the inquiry officers and claim damages from for the deliberate harassment.
Can I file a civil suit in the civil court for the purpose?
I do not wish to proceed against the Government.