The Supreme Court of India has sought a response from the Central Government on the government's directive to pay full wages to employees during the lockdown. However, the court has not issued any formal notice to the Center on the petition. The case will be heard again after two weeks.
The Ludhiana Hand Tools Association and some others have filed a petition challenging the central government's order of 29 March to give full salary to employees during lockdown to private companies and to cancel this order from the court. Is demanded. On Monday, a bench headed by Justice NV Ramana asked the government to respond to the matter in two weeks without issuing a formal notice to the three petitions filed in this regard and postponed the hearing for two weeks.
The Ludhiana Hand Tools Association has said in the petition that under the Disaster Management Act, it is wrong for the Central Government to issue an order giving full pay to private establishments. This leads to a violation of the rights of doing business and equality in the constitution. In the petition, challenging the validity of Section 10 (2) (I) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the court has sought the cancellation of the order of the Central Government on March 29. In this order, the central government has ordered private establishments to pay full wages to employees during the lockdown.