LLOYDS BANK LIMITED
LLOYDS BANK INDIAN STAFF ASSOCIATION AND OTHERS
Decided on April 20, 1953, [Last Heard on: 20.04.1953]
In this case there was a disagreement about a decision made by a special group that handles work-related disputes. The bank wanted to cancel the decision using legal steps called certiorari writ. The bank also wanted to stop the decision from being enforced. But the court didn’t agree with the bank’s arguments. They said that the decision wasn’t valid anymore because it didn’t follow the rules set by a previous court case “United Commercial Bank Ltd. v. Their Workmen.”.
This previous ruling emphasized that awards from the same Tribunal signed by only some of the members, rather than all members as mandated by Section 16 of the Industrial Disputes Act, were void. The Court held in favour of Respondents, represented by Fox & Mandal that the award had lost its validity due to the lack of signatures from all members of the Tribunal, as required by law. The appellant’s appeal was rejected, and they were required to bear the costs of the proceedings.