The division bench noted that the appellant had accepted the bank’s findings in the disciplinary proceedings which had attained finality and it could only be set aside in exceptional circumstances. No such exceptional circumstances were found by the Court in this case.
“It was open to the appellant, if the circumstances so existed, to make out an exceptional case of financial hardship or distress in some other form that may have prompted the bank to exercise its discretion in favour of the appellant despite his proven guilt and his dismissal from service. The appellant‟s appeal to the bank was not on such lines. The appellant asserted a right, which the appellant did not possess,” the Court opined.