FIR against Churu's Sardarshar hospital as chat against Muslim community goes viral


FIR against Churu's Sardarshar hospital as chat against Muslim community goes viral

Jaipur: A private hospital in Churu, Rajasthan faced a probe for allegations related to discrimination against Muslim patients about treatment of COVID-19. The matter came to the fore when screenshots of an internal WhatsApp gro­up chat went viral. The hospital owner has apologised on Facebook while the police initiated a probe. An FIR was filed against 3 persons.

The hospital, Shrichand Baradiya Rog Nidan Kendra, is in Sardarshahar town. Controversy arose when screenshots of the chats on a group for staff members by the name of ‘Bardia Rise’ went viral on June 5. As per the chat, the hospital staff would not attend to Muslim patients. Two days later on June 7, a complaint was sent to the police control room at Sardarshahar by Maqbool Khan, the district president of Muslim Parishad Sanstan.

It is also alleged that a participant of the chats is Dr Bhagwati Choudhary, wife of hospital owner Dr Sunil Choudhary. The chats revealed the staff would not perform X-ray of Muslim patients. It also said Muslims coming to the OPD would not be provided treatment.

Police booked 3 persons — Dr Bhagwati Baradiya (Chou­dhary), Lalit Singh and Ankita. The charges include vilification on basis of religion and intention to incite people to commit a crime against other community under IPC along with charges of making and circulating false alarm or warning about a disaster leading to panic.

Even before the FIR was lodged, Dr Sunil Choudhary apologised on Facebook, which read, “I apologise for the chat of my hospital staff that is going viral on social media. My staff and I have never had intentions to harm the religious sentiments of any religious community. We have no intention of denying treatment to any community. If you have felt hurt by what happened, my staff and I apologise to you. We wish to emphasise that the hospital will not give you any cause of complaint.”

Sardarshahar had recorded its first COVID-19 case when members of the Tablighi Jamaat who attended the Nizamuddin Margaz tested positive. The chat was reportedly held on April 8.

The police are investigating all aspects. “We had received a complaint with screenshots of a chat on a WhatsApp group. The complaint says chat messages are communal and discriminatory in nature. We are investigating the matter,” said SI Ramesh Pannu of Sardarshahar police station. “The police are trying to ascertain the authenticity of the chats and identity of persons who made the screenshots viral. An FIR has been registered,” added Pannu.




Arvind Kejriwal warns hospitals of 'strict action' if they continue denying services to COVID-19 patients


Arvind Kejriwal warns hospitals of 'strict action' if they continue denying services to COVID-19 patients

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday lashed out at private hospitals and warned them of strict action if hospitals deny service to COVID-19 patients.

Warning those indulged in black-marketing of hospital beds, Arvind Kejriwal said, "Some hospitals are denying admission to COVID-19 patients. I am warning those who think they will be able to do black-marketing of beds using the influence of their protectors from other parties, you will not be spared."


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#WATCH Some hospitals are denying admission to #COVID19 patients. I am warning those who think they will be able to do black-marketing of beds using the influence of their protectors from other parties, you will not be spared: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

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The Delhi Chief Minister said that the state government has launched an app to stop the black marketing of beds. "We launched a mobile App to stop the black marketing of beds. We thought of making the information about number of beds and ventilators in hospitals transparent. There was uproar over it as if we committed a crime," Arvind Kejriwal said.

He, however, added that most of the private hospitals in Delhi were good and only a couple of them were indulging in such malpractice.

The government is talking to the owners of private hospitals to determine their problems in reserving 20 per cent of their beds for COVID-19 patients, he said. The chief minister also said that testing of COVID-19 has not been stopped in Delhi as reported by a section of media.

He said that currently 36 government and private laboratories were doing test of the novel coronavirus. Action was taken against six labs for irregularities, he added.




Ved Marwah, former Governor and ex-Delhi top cop, passes away: Here are 5 things to know about the former top cop


Ved Marwah, former Governor and ex-Delhi top cop, passes away: Here are 5 things to know about the former top cop

Former Governor of Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand, Ved Marwah, who had also served as the Delhi Police Commissioner in the 1980s, died in Goa on Friday. He was 87.

He breathed his last at a private hospital in Mapusa town in North Goa. Marwah was admitted to the hospital almost three weeks back after he suffered a fall at his residence in Goa.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the demise of former IPS officer Ved Marwah, recalling his "unwavering courage" which stood out during his career.

"Shri Ved Marwah Ji will be remembered for his rich contributions to public life. His unwavering courage always stood out during his career as an IPS officer," Modi tweeted. Marwah was also a well respected public intellectual, the prime minister said.


Narendra Modi

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Shri Ved Marwah Ji will be remembered for his rich contributions to public life. His unwavering courage always stood out during his career as an IPS officer. He was also a well respected public intellectual. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.

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The Vice President's Secretariat tweeted, "My condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace."


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Sad to hear about the demise of Shri Ved Marwah, former Governor of Manipur, Mizoram, Jharkhand and former Delhi Police Commissioner. He was an upright officer known for his integrity and competence. My condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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Here are things to know about the ex-Delhi top cop and former Guv:

Marwah was the police commissioner of Delhi from 1985-88 and served as the third director general of the elite National Security Guard from 1988-90.

He was a former governor of Manipur, Jharkhand and Mizoram. Marwah had served as the governor of Manipur(1999- 2003), Mizoram (2000-2001) and Jharkhand (2003-2004).

He was the police commissioner of Delhi from 1985-88 and served as the third director general of the elite National Security Guard from 1988-90.

He was also the adviser to the governors in Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar.

He had also penned a book "Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India". Marwah was on the governing council of the Asian Academy Of Film And Television.




Piyush Goyal's mother and former BJP leader Chandrakanta Goyal passes away; politicians offer condolences


Piyush Goyal's mother and former BJP leader Chandrakanta Goyal passes away; politicians offer condolences

Senior BJP leader Chandrakanta Goyal, mother of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, died at her residence here due to old age.

She died late on Friday night.

Piyush Goyal shared the news of her death on Twitter.

In a tweet, he said his mother dedicated her entire life towards the service of people and inspired others to do the same.


Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde said that she was cremated on Saturday morning.

Chandrakanta Goyal was a corporator in Mumbai for one term after the Emergency. Later, she represented the BJP from the Matunga Assembly constituency in Mumbai for three terms.

Her husband, late Ved Prakash Goyal, was a BJP national treasurer for a long time. He was Shipping Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Senior BJP leaders offered condolences and paid tribute to Piyush Goyal's mother.


Narendra Singh Tomar

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ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दे !

ॐ शांतिः ! https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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माताजी के चरणों में श्रद्धासुमन अर्पित करता हूँ।@PiyushGoyal जी, माताजी का आशीर्वाद और स्नेह आप और हम सभी लोगों पर सदैव बना रहेगा। मेरी संवेदनाएँ शोक संतप्त परिवार के साथ हैं।

ईश्वर दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें। ॐ शांति https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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Gaurav Bhatia गौरव भाटिया ????????

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Deepest condolences on the sad demise of your mother @PiyushGoyal ji. You and your family are in my heart and mind. May God give you and your family the strength to bear this irreparable loss and moksha to the departed soul. 
Om Shanti https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga

@TajinderBagga
भगवान उनकी दिवंगत आत्मा को अपने चरणों मे निवास दे । ॐ शांति ???? https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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Jitu Vaghani

@jitu_vaghani
मेरे मित्र व केंद्रीय मंत्रीश्री @PiyushGoyalजी की पूज्य माताश्री का असामयिक गोलोकवासी हो जाना आघातकारी है। जीवनदायिनी मां की कमी को कभी पूरा नहीं किया जा सकता।

ईश्वर पुण्यात्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में स्थान दे व परिवार को दुःख सहने की शक्ति प्रदान करे।

अश्रुपूरित श्रद्धांजलि।???? https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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Biplab Kumar Deb

@BjpBiplab
Sad to know about the demise of Mother of Shri @PiyushGoyal ji.

May the departed soul rest in peace.

My thoughts are with Goyal Ji's family in this hour of grief.

Om Shanti ???????? https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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अत्यंत दुःखद पीयूष जी,
पूज्य माताजी को मेरी श्रद्धाजंलि, ईश्वर उनको अपने श्रीचरणों में स्थान दें और सभी परिजनों को यह असीम दुःख सहने की शक्ति प्रदान करें।
ॐ शांति शांति शांति... https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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Praful Patel

@praful_patel
Pained to learn about the demise of Shri @PiyushGoyal ji's Mother. May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace and serenity. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Om Shanti ????#RIP https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1269100434741854208 …

Piyush Goyal

@PiyushGoyal
अपने स्नेह, और प्रेम से मुझे हमेशा राह दिखाने वाली मेरी पूज्य माता जी का आज सुबह स्वर्गवास हो गया।

 उन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन सेवा करते हुए बिताया, और हमें भी सेवाभाव से जीवन बिताने को प्रेरित किया। ईश्वर उन्हें अपने श्री चरणों मे स्थान दें। ॐ शांतिः

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With 25 jobs and Rs 1 crore salary, this KGBV teacher in UP is living the dream


With 25 jobs and Rs 1 crore salary, this KGBV teacher in UP is living the dream
 



Coronavirus in India: 20 Delhi Metro employees test positive for COVID-19


Coronavirus in India: 20 Delhi Metro employees test positive for COVID-19

Around 20 staff members of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday tested positive for COVID-19.

As per a report news agency ANI, the DMRC in a statement said, "Along with the rest of the country, DMRC is also fighting the battle against COVID-19. Delhi Metro's employees have shown exemplary resilience in reporting back to their duties to keep the Metro system in all readiness for the eventual resumption of services."


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Around 20 staff members of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have tested positive for #COVID19. All of them are asymptomatic and are doing well: DMRC officials

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"Some employees, scattered across the NCR have unfortunately been infected by the virus as well. They are all safe and recovering gradually. However, in this hour of crisis as well, the spirit of Delhi Metro continues to be high," the DMRC stated.

On Friday, India saw a record single-day jump of 9,851 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths on Friday, pushing the nationwide infection tally to 2,26,770 and the death toll to 6,348, according to the Union health ministry. India stood seventh among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 1,10,960 while 1,09,461 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.




Assam board to declare HSLC Class 10 exam results soon; check at sebaonline.org


Assam board to declare HSLC Class 10 exam results soon; check at sebaonline.org

The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) will declare the HSLC or class 10 exam results soon. Students who appeared for the examination can download check their results Assam board's official website, sebaonline.org or ahsec.nic.in.

According to a report by Indian Express, SEBA will declare the results of HSLC or class 10 exam results on June 6. A total of 3.8 lakh students appeared for the Assam Board Class 10th board exams this year.

The results will be available on multiple websites including results.sebaonline.org, resultsassam.nic.in, assamonline.in, results.siksha, knowyourresult.com, assamresult.in.

The Class 10 examination in Assam was conducted from February 10 to February 29, 2020, in two shifts- the first shift from 9 am to 12 noon and the second shift from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

Steps to check SEBA HSLC Result 2020:

Step 1: Visit Assam board's official website, sebaonline.org or ahsec.nic.in

Step 2: Click on Assam Class 10th/HSLC result 2020 link available on the homepage

Step 3: Enter your roll number and other login credentials as required

Step 4: The Assam Class 10th result will be displayed on the screen

Step 5: Download and take its print out for future use

 
 
 



Kerala Elephant Death: State Forest Minister says one arrested, probe still on


Kerala Elephant Death: State Forest Minister says one arrested, probe still on

On Friday, Kerala Forest Minister K Raju said that one accused in connection with the death of the pregnant elephant has been arrested. Another one has been detained, he said.

As reported by the Hindustan Times, the arrested has been identified as P Wilson who works at an estate that cultivates cash crops and spices.

While questioning them, the duo said that they set up the fruit filled with fire crackers to scare the wild boards away.

A Kerala forest department team probing the killing of a pregnant elephant is leant to have taken two persons into custody. The forest officials are tight-lipped on the progress of their investigation.

The elephant's habitat was in the Silent Valley National Park in Palakkad district. The local Manarakadu police station on Wednesday registered a case in the gruesome incident.

"The forest department and the police are probing the incident and we are confident of finding the villains behind this crime," said Sub Inspector of Police T.K. Ramachandran.

According to veterinarians who treated the 15-year-old pregnant elephant, some miscreants while chasing away the elephants who occasionally stray into the agricultural land had kept fire crackers inside a pineapple.

When the elephant started eating it, the crackers burst, seriously injuring its upper and lower jaw and tongue. The injured elephant, according to forest officials, was first spotted by locals near a water source on May 23. Two days later an elephant expert after a medical assessment said things were bad for the animal.

On May 25, the elephant was found dead in slushy water. "Despite our best efforts to get the elephant out of water, it did not come out and died," said a local villager.

A post-mortem conducted on the elephant two days later revealed that the elephant was two-month pregnant. Experts pointed out that this was the elephant's first pregnancy.

On Thursday, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar took to twitter to show his displeasure. "The government has taken a very serious note of the killing of an elephant in Mallapuram, #Kerala. We will not leave any stone unturned to investigate it properly and nab the culprit(s). This is not Indian culture to feed firecrackers and kill," he wrote.

On Wednesday, the Environment Minister sought a report on the death of the elephant and said stern action would be taken against the culprits.




Kerala Elephant Death: Postmortem report out; CM Pinarayi Vijayan says 'investigation underway, focus on three suspects'


Kerala Elephant Death: Postmortem report out; CM Pinarayi Vijayan says 'investigation underway, focus on three suspects'

The preliminary postmortem report of the pregnant elephant who died on May 27 after eating the pineapple stuffed with crackers was released by the Thiruvizhamkunnu Forest Station on Wednesday.

According to the report, the inhalation of water as a result of drowning was the immediate cause of death. "Water filled condition of lungs is an indication of drowning. Inhalation of water leading to respiratory failure, is the immediate cause of the death of the elephant."

It added, "The major and incapacitating wounds that led to localised sepsis in the oral cavity are evidences for severe traumatic injury and have most likely occurred following an explosive blast in the mouth. This has prevented the animal from taking food and water for several days and led to severe debility and weakness."

Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that an investigation is underway with focus on three suspects in the incident of killing of the pregnant elephant in Palakkad.

In a series of tweets, he said, "In a tragic incident in Palakkad dist, a pregnant elephant has lost its life. Many of you have reached out to us. We want to assure you that your concerns will not go in vain. Justice will prevail."

"An investigation is underway, focusing on three suspects. The police and forest departments will jointly investigate the incident. The district police chief and the district forest officer visited the site today. We will do everything possible to bring the culprits to justice," he added.


Pinarayi Vijayan

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In a tragic incident in Palakkad dist, a pregnant elephant has lost its life. Many of you have reached out to us. We want to assure you that your concerns will not go in vain. Justice will prevail.


Pinarayi Vijayan

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An investigation is underway, focusing on three suspects. The police and forest departments will jointly investigate the incident. The district police chief and the district forest officer visited the site today. We will do everything possible to bring the culprits to justice.

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SC extends its order on no coercive action against employers for not paying full wages for lockdown till June 12


SC extends its order on no coercive action against employers for not paying full wages for lockdown till June 12

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended till June 12 the operation of its May 15 order asking the government not to take any coercive action against companies and employers for violation of its March 29 circular on payment of full wages to employees for the lockdown period. The Ministry of Home Affair (MHA), in its circular, had asked all employers to make payment of wages to their workers without any deduction for the period their establishments were under closure during the lockdown to contain COVID-19.

The Secretary (Labour & Employment) had also written to chief secretaries of states to advise employers not to terminate employees from job or reduce their wages amid the challenging situation of the pandemic.

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah expressed its concern over the MHA's circular, saying that 100 per cent wage payment has been ordered with the direction that there would be prosecution of offending employers.

"We have reservations over this. Some discussion should be held to work out some solution for this period of time," the bench said, adding that a balance has to be struck between wage payment for the lockdown period and protecting the industries.

"State may have to give small industries owners a hand. Negotiations need to be held industry to industry, workmen to workmen," the bench said while reserving the verdict on batch of petitions.

In the proceedings conducted through video conferencing, the bench said there was a concern that workmen should not be left without pay, but there may be a situation where the industry may not have the money to pay and hence, the balancing was needed.

Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, said as the people were migrating after the lockdown, the government came out with the notification to ensure that the workers are paid to help them in staying put at the work places.

The top law officer referred to the provisions of the National Disaster Management Act to argue the validity of the March 29 circular.

The bench asked the Centre whether it has the power to prosecute the employers for non-payment of 100 per cent wages to the employees in view of the fact that certain provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act have not been invoked, "Some.negotiations have to happen between employers and workmen to iron out what to be done for the salary for these 54 days (of lockdown)," it observed.

One of the firms, Ficus Pax, said that the work of the company has come to down to ten per cent and it has become an impossibility to pay the full wages.

The government could have utilized the ESI fund for paying entire minimum wages to all workforce in the country, a lawyer said.

Venugopal replied by saying that the money can be borrowed from the ESI fund, but cannot be redirected to pay the workers.

Senior lawyer Indira Jaising, appearing in one of the cases, said that the MHA's direction should not be quashed and the workers needed to be paid full wages for the period of the lockdown.

The principle of no work no pay is not applicable in the present circumstances, especially when there is lockdown, she said.

At the end of the hearing, the apex court asked the parties to file written submissions in support of their claims and granted three days time to the Attorney General to submit a short note on the validity of the MHA"s notification.

The Centre also filed an affidavit justifying its March 29 direction saying that the employers claiming incapacity in paying salaries must be directed to furnish their audited balance sheets and accounts in the court.

The government has said that the March 29 directive was a "temporary measure to mitigate the financial hardship" of employees and workers, specially contractual and casual, during the lockdown period and the directions have been revoked by the authority with effect from May 18.

The top court, on May 15, had asked the government not to take any coercive action against the companies and employers who are unable to pay full wages to their employees during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The bench was hearing pleas including the one filed by Small Scale Industrial Manufacturers Association against the Centre's direction.




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