HC orders payment of pension dues
The high court on Friday directed the Bengal school education department to disburse pension and other retirement benefits due for 21 years to the family of a clerk who had retired from a North 24-Parganas higher secondary school, along with 18 per cent interest, in three weeks.
A division bench of Justice Soumen Sen and Justice Saugata Bhattacharya also directed the department to file a compliance report before the court after three weeks.
The clerk had died in 1997 within a few days of his retirement. But his wife did not get family pension even after a division bench of the high court had ordered in 2018 to clear the dues to the widow of Ranajit Ranjan Roy, the clerk.