Government staff who resign from job not entitled to pension: High Court
MADURAI: Madras High Court bench here has ruled that government employees who resign from service on their own volition are not entitled for pension.
The court was dismissing a petition by a Junior Assistant in Commercial Taxes department, who had resigned from service way back in 1978, seeking a direction for granting monthly pension along with arrears.
As the petitioner had resigned from service, he was not entitled to the relief sought for in the writ petition, Justice S Vaidhyanathan said in his order.
"As per the Tamilnadu Pension Rules, such a direction could not issued for servants who had resigned from service on their own volition," he added.
The petitioner said he made several representations to the government authorities seeking grant of pension but they went in vain.
The Accountant General said the benefit was only for those who attained the age of superannuation, die in harness or retire and those who had resigned were not entitled for pension irrespective of the number of years of service.