Thursday, May 13, 2021
154,225FansLike
654,155FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

MCD staff salaries row: Delhi HC raps AAP govt, says huge sums spent on ads when no money to pay municipal employees

The court passed the said remarks while hearing a PIL initiated by it based on news reports that doctors of Kasturba Gandhi Hospital have threatened to resign as they have not been paid salaries since March last year.

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Delhi government over the non-payment of salaries to employees of the various municipal corporations in the national capital.

Reprimanding the AAP government, a division bench of the High Court presided over by Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, said,

“We don’t live in ivory towers. We see how the government spends on full-page advertisements in newspapers with pictures of politicians.”

“Is this not criminal? Spending money in these times on propaganda?” said the court while lashing out on the government over its expenditure on advertisements while employees are running from pillar to post to get their salaries and added, “You will earn more goodwill by paying their salaries first.”

The court passed the said remarks while hearing a PIL initiated by it based on news reports that doctors of Kasturba Gandhi Hospital have threatened to resign as they have not been paid salaries since March last year.

Besides this, various other petitions relating to non-payment of salaries and pensions to teachers, hospital staff, sanitation workers, engineers are also pending in court.

Also Read: PIL in Supreme Court wants retirement age of SC, HC judges to be set at 65 until pendency is reduced

Turning down an application filed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NrDMC) seeking directions to extend the time for clearing arrears of staff, which expires today, the bench said,

“The right of employees to get salaries and pension is a fundamental right. The right to get salaries and pension is a part of right to life and liberty under the Constitution. Therefore, we are not inclined to pass any order which will infringe upon the rights of employees.”

The bench further said that the NrDMC has employed the said personnel to render their services.

“Non-availability of funds is no ground to not pay salaries and pension on time. It is for the corporation to find ways and means to pay its employees,” the bench said.

The court has now listed the matter for further hearing on April 27.

Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

News Update

Supreme Court Bar Association announces Covid grant scheme for its members

Any member who has been hospitalized for upto 7 days on account of Covid shall be eligible for a further sum of Rs. 25,000/- in addition to the grant amount mentioned under Clause1.

Delhi HC grants bail to man accused of raping woman after blackmailing her with obscene videos

The bail application has been filed by Mohit Aggarwal who has been accused of making obscene videos, blackmailing and raping the prosecutrix for several months.

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking stay on Central Vista tomorrow

It submitted that the work, which formulates the subject matter of the petition, was awarded to M/s Shapoorji Pallonji and Company in January 2021.

Covid spike: Sikkim HC notes low number of hospital, ICU beds with concern

The Sikkim High Court noted that there appears to be a dearth of ambulances for Covid duty and the number of drivers engaged for the existing ambulances.
Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.