Long suspension period amounts to punishment: J&K HC

Long suspension period amounts to punishment: J&K HC

Jammu and Kashmir High Court in The New India Assurance Company Ltd. vs. Hilal Ahmad Rather W.P(C) No. 1771/2022, while dealing with the case of suspended employee who has not been served with a charge-sheet despite efflux of more than four years from the date he was placed under suspension, observed that the Supreme Court in various authoritative pronouncements held that although, suspension is not a punishment but once, a suspension is prolonged for more than 4 (four) years, then it amounts to punishment, as it has very strong stigmatic social connotations.

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