Court orders seizure of PSEB deposit for payment of pension contributions : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Jalandhar, April 22

Coming to the aid of an 82-year-old retired public school teacher who has been waiting for his pension contributions since 1996, the court of Civil Judge (Junior Division) Sheryl Sohi ordered that the Punjab School Education Board depot building be sold at auction to pay the amount.

The court even issued asset seizure warrants to enforce the orders by April 26. was executed or why it was not executed,” read the orders to the bailiff. The PSEB depot is located on Nehru Garden Road in the city.

In January this year, the court ordered the auction of the district education office building and even issued warrants for sale, but it was later learned that it was a rented building and therefore the orders had to be changed.

The plaintiff in this case is Harjinder Singh, who retired from Gumtala Government Secondary School and now resides in the town with his wife Balwinder Kaur. As he did not receive a pension, he went to court in 1997 and the case has dragged on ever since, with the Department for Education filing appeals which were dismissed.

The calculation of the amount of the pension became another question which took time to resolve. The principal amount of his pension as calculated by the court is Rs 10,39,683, which is to be paid to him with interest.

The applicant’s wife alleged that they led a life of misery. “Because we didn’t receive a pension, we couldn’t even provide proper medical treatment for our sick daughter. Unfortunately, we lost her. Our house is also in dire need of repairs as part of the roof gave way,” Balwinder said.

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