Does acquittal from Criminal Proceedings entitle employees to Back Wages? SC clarifies [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel April 2 2019

The acquittal of an employee who is kept away from service during the pendency of criminal proceedings would not entitle him to back wages unless it is found that the prosecution was malicious, the Supreme Court has held.

Such an employee would be entitled to back wages only for the period from the date of his acquittal to the date of his reinstatement in service. In such cases, it is also important to consider whether the suspension of the employee was on the basis of a

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