SURJEET SINGH BHAMRA Vs. BANK OF INDIA & ORS.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: MADHYA PRADESH)
Surjeet Singh Bhamra
Bank of India and Ors.
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ABHAY MANOHAR SAPRE, J. -
(1.) This appeal is filed against the final judgment and order dated 09.05.2007 passed by the High Court
of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur in Writ Appeal No. 171
of 2006 whereby the Division Bench of the High Court
dismissed the appeal filed by the appellant preferred
against the judgment and order dated 20.04.2006 of
the Single Judge of the High Court in Writ Petition No.
3842 of 2002 by which the Single Judge dismissed the writ petition of the appellant wherein the challenge
was to the order dated 20.03.2001 passed by the Chief
Manager, Bank of India (respondent No.3 herein)
imposing the punishment of reduction of his basic pay
by five stages on the appellant.
(2.) In order to appreciate the issue involved in this appeal, it is necessary to set out the relevant facts in
(3.) The appellant was an employee of the Bank of India. He was posted as Branch Manager, Panagar
Branch, Jabalpur Region from 04.07.1996 to
26.05.1999. According to the appellant, during his tenure, the profits of the said Branch were increased
from 2 lakhs to 30 lakhs, deposits were increased from
6 crores to 11 crores and advances were increased from 2 crores to 4 crores. The appellant also claimed
that the NPA of the Branch fell down from 57 lakhs to
20 lakhs. The appellant claimed that due to his good performance, his Branch won the award of Best
Branch of the Year.;
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