Friday, July 9, 2010

Kerala HC summons Union Defence Secretary for payment of disability Pension

Wed, Jul 7 08:30 PM
Kochi, Jul 7 (PTI) The Kerala High Court today summoned Union Defence Secretary Vijay Singh and other top officers of Defence Accounts to be present in court on July 26 in a contempt of court case. The order in this regard was issued by Justice S Sirijagan on a contempt petition filed by discharged military official P Madhusudanan of Thiruvananthapuram on non-payment of disability pension.

In June 2009, the High Court had directed payment of disability pension to the petitioner within three months. Following non-compliance of the order, Madhusudanan moved the contempt petition.

When the petition came up for hearing today, Justice Sirijagan ordered personal appearance of the Defence Secretary, Director General Controller of Defence Accounts Neetha Kapoor and Colonel J S Jaswal, senior records officer artillery research signal, Nasik.
Kerala HC summons Union Defence Secretary

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