SC issues contempt notice to top bureaucrats of Bihar including former chief secretary | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has prima facie held former Bihar chief secretary Tripurari Sharan and other serving officials, including the principal secretary of finance department, as guilty for contempt of court and asked them to personally appear before it to explain why they should not be punished for not complying with its order to grant pensionary and retiral benefits to some of the state government employees.
A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavi said that non-compliance of apex court’s directions “is wilful and deliberate and amounts to contempt of this Court”. The case pertains to claims of state government employee who were asked to join the treasury department from various corporations in the aftermath of fodder scam but their tenure at Corporations were not considered by state for pensionary and retiral benefits.
The aggrieved employee thereafter approached the…

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