Co.Ltd.& Ors. Vs. T. Mahendran  INSC 116 (29 January 2010)
APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.998 OF 2010 (Arising out of S.L.P. (C)
No.27298 of 2009) National Insurance Co. Ltd. & Ors. ...Appellant(s) Versus
T. Mahendran ...Respondent(s)
O R D E R
consent, the matter is take up for final hearing.
learned counsel on both sides.
case, vide order dated 8th February, 2008, passed by the High Court of
Karnataka in Criminal Appeal No.1551 of 2001, the order of conviction passed by
the C.B.I. Court on 27th October, 2001, stood set aside.
upon the said judgment dated 8th February, 2008, the respondent herein, who was
an employee of National Insurance Company Limited, sought re-instatement with back
wages, which stands allowed by reason of the impugned order passed by the
Division Bench of the Karnakata High Court on 19th February, 2009 in Writ
Appeal No.1904 of 2008. As a result of the impugned order, the respondent
herein has made a claim on National Insurance Company Limited towards back
wages and other benefits [including promotion] for an approximate amount of
Rupees seventeen lakhs. Unfortunately, in the present case, the High Court has
not given detailed reasons for awarding backwages and other benefits. It may be
incidentally mentioned that the Management had passed an order of dismissal on
13th September, 2002. However, the Management has reinstated the respondent on
19th December, 2008.
grievance made by the appellants herein is that the High Court has not examined
in detail as to whether the respondent was automatically entitled to backwages
and other benefits consequent upon re-instatement, including promotion. We
agree with this submission.
circumstances, we remit this case to the High Court to consider the
above-mentioned aspect only in Writ Appeal No.1904 of 2008. We express no
opinion on the contentions raised by the parties before us. However, since this
is a limited aspect on which the High Court needs to give its opinion, we
request the High Court to expeditiously hear and dispose of Writ Appeal No.1904
of 2008, leaving all the contentions open, within a period of three months from
appeal is, accordingly, allowed with no order as to costs.
January 29, 2010.