The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider a plea from 33 retired head constables (HCs) to revise and re-fix the pension and other benefits on the basis of GOs dated July 21, 1998 and January 7, 2010.
Justice KN Basha, who gave the direction while allowing a batch of two writ petitions from V Thanga Nadar and 32 others, also quashed the proceedings dated November 15, 2011 of the DGP.
Petitioner’s counsel V S Sivasundaram submitted that his clients retired from service as HCs after putting in 25 years of service. They had been deprived of their legitimate promotion as special sub-inspectors due to certain administrative exigencies and, thereby, subsequently found that some illegality had been meted out to them, he added.
In view of the earlier orders passed in respect of similarly placed persons, the petitioners herein were also entitled for the same benefit and relief as sought for by them, Justice Basha observed.
The judge directed the government to re-consider the claim of the petitioners as per their representations dated March 3, 2011 and April 26, 2011, based on the GOs passed in July, 1998 and January, 2010 and pass orders afresh within 12 weeks.