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[COVID-19]: Employers Must Pay Wages Without Reduction During Lockdown; Landlords To Not Demand Rent: MHA [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 31 Mar 2020 4:33pm

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The Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued a fresh order on Sunday, March 29, 2020 asking the employers to pay wages to their workers, without any deduction during the period of lockdown.

The order also directs landlord not to receive rent for a period of one month from workers including migrant workers as well.

“All the employees, be it in the industry or in the shops and commercial establishments, shall make payment of wages of their workers, at their work places, on the due date, without any deduction, for the period their establishments are under closure during the lockdown", read the Order.

"If any landlord is forcing laborer’s and students to vacate their premises, they will be liable for action under the [Disaster Management] Act", the order stated.

The order was invoked on Sunday afternoon under 10(2)(I) of the Disaster Management Act 2005.

It also urges states to provide food and shelter to thousands of migrant workers who are without jobs and essentials amid the ongoing lockdown. The MHA order also instructs states to enforce a 14-day quarantine on workers who have left for their hometowns.

"The migrant people who have moved out to reach to their home states/home towns must be kept in the nearest shelter by the respective state/union territory government quarantine facilities after proper screening for a minimum period of 14 days," it adds.

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