IMPHAL, September 24: The Gauhati High Court has ordered the Commissioner and Director of Veterinary and Animal Husbandary department, VAHD to appear before the court in a case related to the non payment of provisional pension of an employee, LDC clerk of VAHD.
IFP sources said, the LDC, Md Kamaruddin, 61, son of (late) Md Angou of Lilong Chaobok Mairenkhul, Thoubal district retired from service after superannuation in February 2009 and since then his provisional pension were not paid by his department.
Md Kamaruddin filed a writ petition in Imphal bench of Gauhati high court earlier on 28 April seeking his rightful pension and the court on 10 August 2011 had directed the department to release and pay his pension within three months.
When the department failed to pay Md Kamaruddin, he then filed a contempt case earlier on 22 March 2012 and today Justice YNK Singh past a ruling that the Commissioner, L Lakhar and Director, Th Jeevan Singh of VAHD to appear before the court on 5 November 2012 at 10:30 am.
The court`s directive stated “This court has no alternative except to direct the respondent no. 1 L. Lakher, IAS, the Commissioner (Vety) Govt of Manipur, Imphal and the respondent no. 2 Th Jeevan Singh, director, vety and animal husbandary services, Govt of Manipur to appear in person before this court.”
IFP sources informed, the respondents includes DP (Pension Cell) and AG/Manipur.