Penalty for illegal overstay in government quarters can be recovered from retirement benefits: Bombay HC

Omkar Gokhale November 1 2019
MAT Chairman Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court recently found no error in the BMC's decision to recover penal rent for illegal occupation of government quarters by a retired public servant from the death-cum-retirement benefits of the employee.

In doing so, the Court refused to entertain the plea of Prakash Laxman Damle, a former Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) employee, who sought directions to release his post-retirement benefits amounting to Rs 16.98 lakhs.

The employee moved Bombay High Court after BMC adjusted retiral . . .

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