I worked for State Bank of India for 17 years . The service Rules says,employees or officers have to complete 20 years of service for becomng eligible for Pension.
I was suspended in the month of June 1987 and was removed from service in the year 1991. Due to non-supply of Enquiry Report, I approached High court which set aside the removal order quoting " this judgement does not perclude the Bank for conducting enquiry from where it faulted"
They served another letter saying that I was under "deemed suspension" and gave me the enqui ry report asking me to give reply. After i submitted my reply, the Bank reinstated me in service giving me and fixing me in 6 stages lower scale and said the suspension period does not count for service.
They served another removal ordert and removed me from service after keeping me in service for six months.
The first enquiry was closed and ended. The Second enquiry on different charges was started in between and closed.
Afte closing of the second enquiry, they have given punishment on first enquiry which was challenged for not supplying enquiry report and the Bank reinstated me. After six months, they removed me from service on the findings of second enquiry. which I fought in High Court, and lost (party in person)
I would like to ask the learned counsels, giving a punishment of 6 increments, and not counting the suspension period as service, -- will it not tantamount to the Doctrine of Double Geopardy?.
Two punishments for the same crime( if at all committed).
If the suspension period is counted into service, I shall be eligible for pension., as I would have completed
more than 20 years of service.
Kindly let me have your valuable opinion.