The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 5th February 2020, in the matter of Bharat Coking Coal Ltd. & Ors. v. Shyam Kishore Singh pronounced that a request for change of the date of birth in the service records at the fag end of service is not sustainable.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:
If a particular date of birth is entered in the service register, a change sought cannot be entertained at the fag end of service after accepting the same to be correct during entire service. (Para 7)
Request for change of the date of birth in the service records at the fag end of service is not sustainable. (Para 8)
Even if there is good evidence to establish that the recorded date of birth is erroneous, the correction cannot be claimed as a matter of right. (Para 9)
Copy of judgement: Judgement_05-Feb-2020
-Adv. Tushar Kaushik