SC verdict today on petitions challenging MHA order to pay full salary to staff during lockdown | The Supreme Court will give verdict on the petitions of private companies today, the companies challenged the order of the Ministry of Home Affairs

  • On 29 March, the ministry had said that the salary of the employees should not be deducted in the lockdown.
  • Companies said – Lockdown has financial problems due to production shutdown

Dainik Bhaskar

Jun 12, 2020, 08:48 AM IST

new Delhi. The Supreme Court will give its verdict on the petitions of private companies today. On 29 March, the Home Ministry had said that the employees should be given full salary for the lockdown period. Some private companies challenged this order in court. He said that there were financial problems due to the shutdown of the lockdown.

In the May 26 hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the government to reply in an affidavit within a week. The government had said on June 4 that companies which are talking about having difficulty in paying salary should be instructed to present their audited balance sheet in the court.

Court said- Government can become arbitrator
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MR Shah is hearing the case. The bench had reserved the judgment on 4 June. The court said that employees should not leave without paying salary. If companies do not have money, the government can become an intermediary. The court also said that 50% of the salary could have been paid.

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