MANISH VERMA Vs. STATE BANK OF BIKANER AND JAIPUR
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
STATE BANK OF BIKANER
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MUKUNDAKAM SHARMA, C.J. -
(1.) By this application the appellants pray for condonation of delay in
filing the appeal.
Heard the learned counsel appearing for the parties on this application.
For the reasons stated in the application, the same is allowed. Delay in filing
the appeal stands condoned. The appeal is taken on record.
The application stands disposed of.
This appeal deals with the issue of giving appointment on
compassionate ground by the respondent Bank. The appellants have also prayed
for enhancement of compensation of Rs.1,00,000/- awarded by the learned Single Judge.
(2.) Father of the appellants was a Head Clerk with the respondent
bank and while working in the bank he was shot dead by the security guard of the
bank. The security guard was convicted and was awarded rigorous imprisonment
for life. The appellants thereafter lived with their grandfather as their
mother had expired six months prior to the aforesaid shooting of their father.
The aforesaid incident took place on 20th July, 1997. It is stated that the
respondent also informed the grandfather of the appellants that they would
consider appellant No.1 for compassionate appointment on his attaining majority.
(3.) On 3rd March, 2002 the grandfather of the appellants expired
leaving behind the appellants. Consequent thereto, appellant No.1 was not only
to look after himself but also appellant No.2. In the year 2002, on attaining
majority, appellant No.1 submitted an application to the respondent bank
requesting for compassionate appointment. However, by order dated 10th May,
2002, the request for compassionate appointment was rejected.;
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