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.