Exemption from Payment of Wages
Exemption from Payment of Wages

Govt seeks more time to file reply in Pleas challenging MHA Notification compelling Payment of Wages, SC to hear all Matters Next Week

Debayan Roy

A Supreme Court bench of Justices L Nageshwara Rao, SK Kaul and BR Gavai granted more time to the Central Government to file its response in a batch of petitions challenging the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification compelling payment of wages to workers during the period of lockdown.

All the cases have now been slotted for next week.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that he would need time to file a reply to these petitions.

On April 27, the Supreme Court had granted two weeks' time to Centre to put its "policy on record" regarding the MHA notifications directing payment of full salaries to employees during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The court in its order had stated that all the petitioners will "supply copies of their applications to the Solicitor General through e-mail."

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