Kochi: Kerala High court on Tuesday dealt a body blow to Canara bank for troubling a die-in-harness job candidate for 18 years via litigation, despite two favourable orders.
Kerala High court ordered Canara bank to pay a doubled compensation of 10 lakh and job in one month.
In response to approaching the court for third time in the same case, the court ordered the bank to pay GK Ajith Kumar a doubled compensation, and job in a month.
Following the death of Kollam native Gopalakrishnan in 2001, kin Ajith Kumar applied the bank on 2002 January for employment applicable under die-in-harness rules.
However, the bank rejected the application. Much as having a favourable order, the bank again denied the employment citing that the applicant’s age overlapped the employable age limit.
While applying, Ajithkumar was 8 months past the employable age limit of 26 years. Approaching the court again, Ajith Kumar got another favorable order directing the bank to pay a compensation of 5 lakh and job in 2016.
When the bank again approached the court raising its old arguments, the court ordered a doubled compensation and job.
The court observed that the bank had not considered the conditions applicable to age limit in die-in-harness employment.