The Allahabad High Court has issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Mathura District Magistrate Navneet Singh Chahal and directed the police to “disobey” the court’s order on payment of pension. They should be produced on the next date of hearing.
New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court has issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Mathura District Magistrate Navneet Singh Chahal and directed the police to “disobey” the court’s order on payment of pension. for the same to be produced on the next date of hearing.
Hearing a contempt petition filed by Braj Mohan Sharma and three others, Justice Saral Srivastava observed that the April 18 order passed by the district magistrate of Mathura on payment of pension was nothing but “gross contemptuous act” by them. because it cannot be relied upon that an officer cannot understand the intent and simple language in which the order of the court has been passed.
The court had on September 6, 2021 set aside an order passed by Chahal on July 22, 2016, wherein the defendants had refused the payment of pension to the applicants on the ground that the pension granted by them before the date of regularization Services will not be counted as eligibility. So that they can get the benefit of old pension scheme.
The court had held that the services provided for a very long period cannot be taken into account while computing the qualifying service. Directions are issued for computation and payment of pension by the Petitioners since 1996, taking into account the services rendered as qualifying service.
The applicants filed contempt petition for non-compliance of the court order.
On February 11 this year, the court had issued notice to the opposition party to comply with the order. A compliance affidavit was filed with the order dated April 18 passed by the District Magistrate, Mathura refusing the benefit of service rendered by the applicants before their regularization.
Hearing the contempt petition on April 26, the court said, “It is very surprising that despite a clear order issued by this court, the District Magistrate, Mathura sat on the appeal of the order passed by this court. Hopefully the District Magistrate should know the basic principle of law that till the order is stayed, the order will remain in force and the authority is bound to comply with the order.”
“Notwithstanding this fact, the District Magistrate, Mathura, knowingly passed the order on 18th April, 2022, which is nothing but an abuse of power on the part of the DM and gross disrespect of the order of this Court,” the court said. ”
The court has fixed May 12 as the next date of hearing.