At, Central Administrative Tribunal Guwahati Bench Guwahati
By, THE HONOURABLE MRS. MANJULA DAS
By, JUDICIAL MEMBER & THE HONOURABLE MR. N. NEIHSIAL
By, ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER
For the Applicant: J. Kalita, D. Kalita, M. Rahman, Advocates. For the Respondents: ----
Manjula Das, Judicial Member.
1. The instant O.A. has been preferred by the applicant under Section 19 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 seeking the following reliefs:
“8.1 Direct the respondent authorities to disburse the retirement benefits of the applicant like the DCRG, Commutation and G.I.S. of the applicant to the applicant along with up to date penal interest as applicable.
8.2 Direct the respondent authorities to prove an explanation for such inordinate delay in non-disbursal of the other retirement benefits of the applicant when similarly situated person(s) have received their retirement benefits.
8.3 The cost of the Application.
8.4 Any other relief(s) as the Hon’ble Tribunal may deem fit and proper.”
2. Sri J. Kalita, learned counsel from the applicant submitted that the applicant was an employee of the Postal department and was retired service as an Assistant Postmaster, Dhubri Head Post Office on 31.01.2019. After retirement of the applicant, the superintendent of Post Offices, Goalpara Division, Dhubri had initiated all the necessary process for disbursement of the retirement benefits of the applicant. But till the month of June the respondent authorities did not release any of the retirement benefits. According to learned counsel being aggrieved with that the applicant submitted a representation dated 21.07.2019 addressed to the Director of Accounts (Postal), Assam Circle, Rehabari, Guwahati i.e. respondent No.2 with a prayer for disbursal of the retirement benefits of the applicant. When the said representation dated 21.07.2019 went unanswered the applicant again submitted another representation dated 19.09.2019 before the Director General of Posts, Ministry of Communication & IT Dak, Bhawan, Snsad Marge, New Delhi i.e. respondent No.1 with the prayer for release of his retirement benefits. However, the Superintendent of Post Offices, Goalpara Division Dhubri i.e. respondent No.4 vide office letter dated 03.10.2019 was pleased to release an amount of Rs.6,96,640/- of the applicant but the other benefits of the applicant like the DCRG, Commutation and G.I.S. of the applicant are not yet release by the respondent authorities.
3. We have heard counsel for the applicant, perused the papers and documents produced before me. Keeping in view of the representations pending, without going into the merit of the case as well as without issuing notice to the respondents, we found that it is a fit case to direct the appropriate authority to consider the pending last representations dated 1
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9.09.2019 and dispose of it and pass a reasoned and speaking order within a reasonable period of one month from the date of receipt of copy of this order. Ordered accordingly. 4. With the above directions O.A. stands disposed of at the admission stage itself. No order as to costs.