28 October 2020: A three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi refused to entertain the plea of Neyveli Coal India Limited against the National Green Tribunal order imposing an interim penalty of Rs five crore on NLC India Ltd in connection with a boiler blast at Neyveli Lignite Power Plant in Tamil Nadu in which 13 workers died and 10 were injured on July 1. The tribunal found that ‘absolute liability’ on the part of the PSU and ordered it to make an interim compensation of Rs.30 lakh each to the family of the deceased.
28 October 2020: The Labour and Employment department of Gujarat government has initiated legal proceedings against 9 establishments in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Surat for non-payment of gratuity as mandated under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
Among nine establishments issued notices 7 are from Ahmedabad. They include Kataria Automobiles at SG Highway, Censor Security Services, Singhal Brothers at Narol, Shyam Corporation Pvt Ltd. at Narol, Konduskar Travels at Paldi, Shilp Indane at Ghatlodia, and Prashant Fabrics (India) Pvt Ltd. while Dashama Industries at Kalol in Gandhinagar, and Ujala Dyeing & Printing Mills in Surat are the other two.