TRAVANCORE ELECTRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED Vs. HARINDRANATH
HIGH COURT OF KERALA
TRAVANCORE ELECTRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED
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(1.) First defendant in the suit is the appellant. The appeal is from a decree awarding compensation to the plaintiff to the tune of Rs. 6750.75 with future interest at 6 per cent with half cost of the suit, for alleged wrongful termination of the plaintiff's services with the appellant company (hereinafter called the company).
(2.) The plaintiff was in Kerala Government service in the Department of Industries and Commerce. While he was working, on deputation, as a District Officer under the Khadi and Village Industries Board on a salary of Rs. 450 per month he came into contact with the Technical Director of the company. The plaintiff alleges that he was persuaded to join the service of the company after resigning from the Government service. According to the plaintiff it was on a definite understanding and assurance that his services under the company will be a permanent one with bright future prospects that he was induced to resign from Government service. He joined the company as the Industrial Relations Officer on a permanent appointment (as alleged by the plaintiff) in the scale of Rs. 500-50-750 on 11th September 1964. At that time the plaintiff had completed 7 1/2 years of continuous service under the State.
(3.) The plaintiff further alleges that though he was entitled to his third annual increment as per the terms of his appointment on 11th September 1967 this was not sanctioned in time nor was he given the dearness allowance which was introduced into the company from 1st February 1965. The plaintiff had hence to make representations in the matter personally and through the staff association of the company. The Staff Association raised a dispute on this question along with the claims of other members which was pending conciliation before the District Labour Officer, Kottayam.;
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