New Delhi (ILNS): The association for the deaf has appealed to the Supreme Court to direct the government to allow deaf employees at Canara Bank to work from home. The court has sought the Government’s response on this.
A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & M. R. Shah has issued notice, returnable in four weeks.
The association, Deaf Employees Welfare Association, represents a vulnerable group of employees, or ‘persons with disabilities’. In its plea the association has sought directions to the Respondents Centre & Canara Bank to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Nodal Ministry (Ministry of Health, GOI) and other Government Authorities by exempting them from roster duty and permitting them work from home.
“The guidelines are not being followed by the Canara Bank and thereby causing harassment to the vulnerable employees, causing endangerment of their health and life and infringement of their fundamental right (Right to Life)”
stated in the plea.
Order attached here;Deaf-Employees