At, High Court of Jharkhand
By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE SANJAY KUMAR DWIVEDI
For the Petitioner: Someshwar Roy, Advocate. For Respondents: Mahavir Prasad Sinha, Advocate.
1. Heard Mr. Someshwar Roy, the learned counsel for the petitioner and Mr. Mahavir Prasad Sinha, the learned counsel for the respondent J-MADA.2. This writpetition has been heard through Video Conferencing in view of the guidelines of the High Court taking into account the situation arising due to COVID-19 pandemic. None of the parties have complained about any technical snag of audio-video and with their consent this matter has been heard.3. The petitioner has preferred this writ petition for direction upon the respondents for payment of retirement benefits and other dues such as Provident Fund with Contributory benefits, Gratuity, Leave Encashment, Group Insurance, Difference of Dearness Allowances, benefits of 6thPay revision w.e.f. 01.01.2006, benefits of A.C.P as well as other legitimate dues to which the petitioner is entitled to along with cost of litigation and 12% interest upon the due amount from the date of his retirementas Safai-Karmi, Health Circle, under respondents J-MADA, Dhanbad on 30.06.2020 till the date of payment.4. Mr. Someshwar Roy, learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner was retired on 30.06.2020 under the Jharkhand Mineral Area Development Authority.5. Mr. Mahavir Prasad Sinha, learned counsel for respondents-JMADA submits that the petitioner may be directed to file fresh representation before respondent no.2 for needful who will consider the case of the petitioner in accordance with rules, regulations, guidelines and the schemes framed in this regard by JMADA.6. Accordingly, the petitioner is directed to file fresh representation before respondent no.2 with all the credentialson which he isrelying for such reliefwithin three weeks.7. If such representation is filed within the aforesaid period, the respondent no.2 will take decision in accordance with rules, regulations, guidelines and the schemes framed in this regard by JMADA for release of the admitted dues within a period of eight weeks thereafter.8. It goes without saying that if the decision is tak
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en in favour of the petitioner, the benefit of the same shall be accrued in favour of the petitioner within a period of six weeks thereafter.9. With the above observations and directions, this writ petition stands disposed of.