Dismissing the petition of a physically challenged bank employee, who challenged demotion after refusing to take up an assignment in a rural area, the Delhi High Court has commented that his attitude was akin to "having a cake and eating it too".
Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra rejected a petition filed by Ashok Khosla, a physically challenged employee of the State Bank of India, challenging the promotion policy of the bank which makes it compulsory for staff to be posted in a rural area after they are promoted.
Khosla, who was promoted as a middle management grade scale (MMGS) II officer, opted for VRS after his request for exemption from the rural posting was turned down by the management.
However, the management while granting the VRS, demoted him to the junior management grade scale-1 and fixed terminal benefits according to the demoted rank.
Following this, Khosla moved the High Court to challenge the move and also the management's decision to grant him benefits in line with the demoted rank.