P.N. Saluja vs State Bank Of India on 2 November, 2015

1. This case has a chequered history. The petitioner while working

with the respondent bank was proceeded under the Conduct Rules in

terms of charge-sheet dated October 26, 1983, whereby 9 charges were

framed against him. Eight charges were proved and one was partially

proved, which resulted in imposition of penalty of „removal‟ from

service on the petitioner vide order dated June 24, 1985. The appeal filed

against the order of the disciplinary authority was rejected by the

Appellate Authority on November 21, 1985. The petitioner filed Writ

Petition No.1300/1988 for the quashing of the departmental proceedings

from the stage of his suspension i.e. June 13, 1983 till the dismissal of

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the departmental appeal seeking reinstatement in service with all

consequential benefits. On January 13, 2011 the writ petition was

accepted to the extent that this Court finding the order of the Appellate

Authority dated November 21, 1985 being an unreasoned one remanded

the matter to the said authority for passing a reasoned order. The

Appellate Authority on May 20, 2011 passed a fresh order observing 6

charges as proved and 3 charges as partially proved. The petitioner‟s

appeal was once again rejected.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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