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Revised Wages of Prisoners Finally Implemented After A Year: Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Pay Arrears, Suspends 25% Deduction For Victim Welfare Fund [Read Order]

Karan Tripathi
26 July 2020 9:02 AM GMT
Revised Wages of Prisoners Finally Implemented After A Year: Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Pay Arrears, Suspends 25% Deduction For Victim Welfare Fund [Read Order]
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Director General (Prisons) has finally approved the grant of revised wages to prisoners as per the rates mentioned in the Delhi Government's communication dated 20/06/2019. 

In light of this approval, the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to pay arrears to the prisoners from the date of the Communication on revised wages, which is, June 20, 2019.

The court has further decided to suspend 25% deduction from wages of the convicts meant for Victim Welfare Fund till further orders.

The order has come in a plea moved by one of the prisoners, Mr Nitin Verma, seeking a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to implement the order on revision of wages given to prisoners, which was passed on 20/06/2019.

The Petitioner had claimed that the prisoners are still being paid wages at rates fixed in 2014 despite the revision of wages coming into effect from June 2019.

Therefore, the Petitioner was aggrieved by the the fact that on 20.06.2019, Delhi Government issued a communication revising the standardized rates of per day wages for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled categories and despite the passage of one year, the order has not been implemented with respect to the Petitioner and the other under-trials and convicts housed in jails
[Read Order]


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