As an ex-banker resignee, I am interested in seeking legal justice and my writ petition is already in the court for more than 4 years now and it is doubtful if it would see the light of the day before I breathe my last..
The courts in India are already cluttered with so many civil and criminal cases and it is common knowledge that many times, they have a natural death on the death of the aggreived party.
Case relating to Pension calls purely for an administrative decision. This being the case, when the CAT is able to come out with landmark judgements in the matter of pension, is it not injustice to exclude a particular category of employees, viz., bankers from the purview of CAT simple for the reason that banking industry is not covered by the scope of CAT? In fact, those associated with CAT are by and large unbiased in their views whereas court judgments are always pro-Govt. or highly biased ones.
Denying pension especially for those who had to resign on health grounds just for the reason that they had not completed 20 years of pensionable service is against the Constitution. Natural justice which CAT is trying to render as a matter of policy would very much appreciate that when VRS optees with just 15 years of service could be granted pension, why not those with similar service or less than 20 years of service. such a pragmatic view is never taken by the regular courts in our country.
So, the pertinent question now being posed is, why not banking industry too be brought within the ambit of CAT for speedier disposal of banking related cases?
V K N. Waran