PUNJAB: Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the salary of the Home Secretary, Punjab, to remain stayed till the entire amount of the pensionary benefits is released to her. The plea was moved by the widow of a Class IV employee of the State, contending her right to pensionary benefits.
In order, it is said –
It is ordered that the salary of the Home Secretary, Punjab, shall remain stayed till the time the entire amount of the pensionary benefits is released to the petitioner.
Later, the court said that the court has to take such drastic decisions because a widow who is only dependent upon the pension she received was forced to come to the court.
Significantly, before signing the order, it was brought to the notice of the bench headed by Justice Anil Kshetarpal that the claim of the petitioner has been satisfied, and the payment has been transferred into her bank account. Upon which, the court ordered the State to disburse the salary of the Home Secretary
Therefore, the court disposed of the present petition and ordered the State to be at liberty to disburse the salary of its Home Secretary.
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