CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has directed the TN State Transport Corporation to consider a representation from a conductor, due to retire from service on May 31 this year, to allow him to retire with all monetary benefits.
A vacation judge B Rajendran gave the direction last week, while disposing of a writ petition from K Rathinam of Mettur Dam in Salem district.
According to advocate RY George Williams, Rathnam joined the STC as a conductor in 1987. After 23 years service, he was posted as helper in 2010. While so, he received a communication from the management stating that he would be retired from service on May 31. It did not speak anything about the retirement benefits. Apprehending that he would be forced to retire without any monetary benefit, he sent a representation on May 5 last to the STC MD in Salem division, requesting him to either release the retirement benefits on the date of his retirement or to continue his service till the benefits were released. As there was no response from the STC, he filed a writ petition, Williams said.