New Delhi: The High Court of Telangana, through a press note, has informed that pursuant to a meeting held on June 27 by the judges of the Full Court, it has directed the Registry to create a COVID 19 Fund for meeting the medical expenses of all the employees working in the High Court and District Courts.
The fund has been created to support the outsourcing, Contract, Contingent Employees, Full Time/Part Time Masalchies and Daily wage workers working in the high court and district courts.
It has been stated that the judges, registrars and judicial officers have voluntarily contributed to the fund and on August 13 an amount of Rs 24,24,203 was collected.
The registry has also addressed a letter to all the Unit Heads in the State to furnish information of such employees working in the District Judiciary. After receipt of information relating to such employees from the High Court Establishment and District Courts, the matter came up before the Full Court meeting of Judges on August 8 wherein the Registry was directed to take Corona kavach Policy of Rs 2,50,000 for 9.5 months through Oriental Insurance Company to the employees.
Pursuant to the Full Court directions, the High Court has taken steps to take insurance policies from Oriental Insurance Company for 2119 employees. The Insurance company has issued individual Corona kavach policies on August 15 to that effect covering all the above 2119 employees.
Read the note here;Telangana_High_Court_Order
– India Legal Bureau