Change Of Date Of Birth In-Service Records Cannot Be Claimed As Of Right; Can Be Rejected For Delay & Latches: Supreme Court

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Change Of Date Of Birth In-Service Records Cannot Be Claimed As Of Right; Can Be Rejected For Delay & Latches

Case: Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited Vs. T.P. Natarajan

Coram: Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna

Case No.: CA 5720 OF 2021

Court Observation: (i) application for change of date of birth can only be as per the relevant provisions/regulations applicable;

(ii) even if there is cogent evidence, the same cannot be claimed as a matter of right;

(iii) application can be rejected on the ground of delay and latches also more particularly when it is made at the fag end of service and/or when the employee is about to retire on attaining the age of superannuation. (Para 10)

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