Maharashtra: Bombay High Court reprimands National Textile Corporation Limited for gender based discrimination
22 August 2019: A division bench of justices Akil Kureshi and S J Kathawalla, while hearing the petition of a woman clerk in Podar Mills, a unit of National Textile Corporation Limited (NCLT) rapped the corporation for discriminating among employees based on their gender in offering them work extension after retirement. NCTL offers an extension of 3 years in service tenure only to men as per its rules. The Court has asked NCTL to stop the discriminatory practice and frame rules which are inclusive of all genders.
Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court stays government order declaring the auto component manufacturing sector a public utility service
03 August 2019: Justice V. Parthiban of Madras high Court has stayed Government Order dated 14 June 2019 declaring the auto component manufacturing sector a public utility and emergency service. The GO had brought auto component manufacturing under the Essential Services Maintenance Act which curbed workers’ right to strike work and hold protests. The GO was issued in light of recent militant industrial action in the Sriperumbudur-Oragudam belt which houses automobile companies like Honda, Yamaha and Royal Enfield among others. Justice Parthiban held that the GO suffered from “arbitrariness and non-application of mind” while staying the government order.