[LIVE UPDATES] Supreme Court Hearing On Challenge Against MHA Notification On Full Wages To Employees During Lockdown
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4 Jun 2020 6:13 AM GMT
- 4 Jun 2020 7:51 AM GMT
J. Bhushan asks AG to answer two queries, “Submissions have been made regarding ESI fund. Whether can be utilised for helping workers?
AG responds, “It cannot be redirected, but they can borrow from it.”
J. Bhushan - “Query 2 is that submission that this order was issued only for migrant workers, what do you say to that?l
AG, “I wouldn’t restrict it. Main objective was that if they get paid, they need not migrate.”
- 4 Jun 2020 7:32 AM GMT
Sr. Adv. CU Singh submits, “If they have means, why should Supreme Court under Article 32 be called upon fo interfere then? As of now no prosecution has been initiated”.
Sr. Adv. JP Cama now submits, “This notification cannot be taken into account on a piecemeal basis. The GOI’s consistent stand has always been to seek cooperation from the management. Many state governments have refused to pay full wages.”
- 4 Jun 2020 7:13 AM GMT
Jaising, “Principal of no work no pay is not applicable in the present circumstances, especially when there is lockdown. This argument holds no water. It is DMA which is governing the whole country. I urge you not to quash the notif. Only MSMEs have come and have gotten relief.”
Sr. Adv. Anand Grover, “If govt. can order lockdown, then it has the power to issue other orders too, it allows centre to issue all necessary orders.”