Pension is not a bounty or charity or gratuitous payment solely dependent on the whim or sweet will of the employer. It is earned for rendering long service and is often described as deferred portion of compensation for past service.
- All India Reserve Bank Retired Officers Association v. Union of India and Ors., AIR 1992 SC 767
The object of the pension scheme should not be allowed to be frustrated by such technicalities.
- A.K. Ansari and Anr. vs. Bharat Overseas Bank Ltd. and Anr., (2001) IIILLJ 1367 Mad