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“No Valid Grounds for not Complying to Courts Order”: Delhi High Court Directs NDMC to Pay Wages to Workmen Within Four Weeks [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jun 2021 7:00pm

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The Delhi High Court on June 1st 2021 Monday, directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to provide monthly wages to the workmen in compliance of its earlier order dated January 29th this year. 

A single judge bench chaired by Justice Pratibha Singh observed thus: 

“This court is of the opinion that there is no valid ground for the Petitioner for not complying with the order of this court, especially when it involves monthly payment of wages to workmen.”

The quote further directed,

“Accordingly, it is directed that the payment, in terms of the order dated 29th January 2021, be released by the Corporation within a period of four weeks. The said release would however, be subject to orders, if any, that may be passed in the SLP. In case the payments are not released, a senior officer of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation shall remain present in the court on the next date”

This development is a result of an application moved by workmen seeking implementation of the order dated 29th January 2021, wherein the court had directed NDMC to pay to the workmen their wages based on the parameters provided under section 17B of the Industrial Disputes Act 1947.

During the hearing of this case, the Workman apprised the court that the Letter Patent Appeal challenging the order was dismissed by the court on March 16.

Observing that since the order was upheld by the division bench of the High Court, the court observed thus:

“The SLP is stated to… Continue Reading...


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