Category: Legal News

Supreme Court: No reservation in promotion for State Government employees

Orissa: HC directs state government to hike daily allowance of Home Guards to Rs. 500 29 February 2020: Orissa High Court directed the State government to pay the Home Guards a wage at par with police constables. It also directed the government to pay the interim daily allowance of Rs. 500 to Home Guards with […]

Tripura: Expression of political belief is not criminal, Court orders reinstatement of worker fired over attending political rally

Supreme Court raps PSU for violation of equal pay for equal work, orders extension of Provident Fund benefits to contract workers 19 January 2020: Pawan Has Limited, a Public Service Undertaking (PSU) that provides helicopter services to the oil companies was pulled up by the Supreme Court for filing a petition against its employees’ union, […]

Madras High Court: Minority union has a right to representation in disputes

Himachal Pradesh High Court: Years of service of contract workers before regularisation to be considered for calculation of pension and gratuity 28 December 2019: The division bench of Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Chandar Bhusan Barowalia of Himachal Pradesh High Court upheld that if adhoc service is followed by regular service in the same post, […]

Right to strike depends on nature of work, Madras High Court orders striking doctors back to work

Tamil Nadu: Right to strike depends on nature of work, Madras High Court orders striking doctors back to work 1 November 2019: A division bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and N. Seshasayee directed the striking doctors to return to work stating that right to strike depends on the nature of work. Health services are covered […]

Supreme Court rules displaced workers have no absolute fundamental right to employment

Rajasthan: Court sentences engineer and two others for death of 3 workers while on duty 12 October 2019: Fatehpur Additional District Judge Shiv Prasad Tamboli held the civil engineer and two supervisors guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced them to 10 years’ imprisonment in connection with the death of three workers during the laying of […]

Punjab: High Court convicts police officers for killing protesting workers

Assam: Labour Commissioner takes Wipro to court for violating Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 29 September 2019: Labour Commissioner’s office in Assam has acted on a complaint of contract data entry operators employed by Wipro in Guwahati, Assam for executing National Register of Citizens (NRC) project. The company did not obtain a contractor’s license […]

Madras High Court stays government order declaring the auto component manufacturing sector a public utility service

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 […]

Home based garment workers entitled to Provident Fund, rules Supreme Court

Delhi: High Court upholds ₹20,000 per month minimum wages for nurses 26 July 2019: Ruling in favour of the Delhi Government, Delhi High Court upheld the Government Order to fix the minimum wage of nurses in the state at ₹20,000 per month. The Association of Healthcare Providers (India) had appealed against the GO stating that […]

Tamil Nadu: SHRC orders reinstatement of worker with ₹ 20.67 lakhs as back wages

Tamil Nadu: SHRC orders reinstatement of worker with ₹ 20.67 lakhs as back wages 21 June 2019: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) to reinstate a worker who was terminated in 2004 for allegations of irregular work. The labour department had held the termination wrongful in […]

Honorarium workers are entitled to maternity benefits, rules Allahabad High Court

Uttarakhand: HC issues notice to state health department on non-payment of bonus to National Health Mission (NHM) workers 15 May 2019: The Uttarakhand High Court has issued notice to the state health department on the matter of non-payment of loyalty bonus to 2500 contract health workers. Loyalty bonus was introduced by the government in 2017-18 […]

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