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Rajasthan HC Directs State Govt. to take steps to Revise Wages in accordance with SC Judgment

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 5:13pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Rajasthan HC Directs State Govt. to take steps to Revise Wages in accordance with SC Judgment

The Rajasthan High Court had provided the decree, that as per the provisions of Rule 31 of the Rajasthan Prison Rules, 1951, wages for prisoners working in prisons for the last five years have to be revised. The court warned that non-fulfillment of this would mean a violation of the provisions and would also amount to a contravention of the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court.

Prisoners who have worked as laborers in prison are entitled to wages as fixed by the government from time to time. This is payable to the prisoner after deducting expenses on clothing, food, and other items of expenditure. This is laid out in the provision of Rule 31(1) of Part XII of the Rules of 1951.

The wages will be paid on the basis of the work done by them as directed to them. Also, out of the amount to be paid to the prisoners 75 percent will be given to them and 25 percent to the victims or his beneficiary.

The division bench of Justices Rameshwar Vyas and Sangeeta Lodha provided the mandate to the state government to revise the wages in line with the decision of the Supreme Court in the State of Gujarat & Anr. Vs. Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat and as per the provisions of Rule 31 of 1951 Rules.

A committee has to be constituted within two weeks for evaluating the quantum of equitable wages to be paid to the prisoners. The committee would make recommendations and the state government would come… Continue Reading...

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