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Limited 1975 - Retiral benefits were not released to the petitioner on his retirement and the same were withheld because of charge sheet issued to him subsequent to his retirement - Penalties
can be imposed upon an employee, who is drawing salary, either appointed on temporary or permanent basis - It is also clear that the penalty can be imposed only on an employee but after
retirement, the petitioner cannot be termed as an employee and as such, no penalty can be inflicted upon him. (176) P.L.R.