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14-year battle for husband’s pension ends

A woman had to fight a 14-year-long legal battle to have her husband, missing since 1997, declared dead by a city court to claim his pension, despite the law saying that a person will be presumed dead if not heard of for seven years.

delhi Updated: Sep 19, 2011 00:11 IST

A woman had to fight a 14-year-long legal battle to have her husband, missing since 1997, declared dead by a city court to claim his pension, despite the law saying that a person will be presumed dead if not heard of for seven years.

“Pratap Singh is declared to be presumed dead and MCD Commissioner is directed to issue missing-cum-death certificate in this respect and Secretary Pension and Trust, Delhi Transco Ltd is directed to release General Provident Fund, family pension and other benefits to the petitioner as per her entitlement,” said additional senior civil judge Gautam Manan, bringing an end to the ordeal of Yashoda Devi.pti