[Employees Compensation Act] Compensation for disability cannot be reduced on ground that WHO norms don't apply to India: Supreme Court

The Court said that medical studies as reflected in WHO manuals are not restricted in their application to the advanced countries but operate in respect of the entire world.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

A High Court order which reduced compensation payable to a disabled employee on the ground that the doctor determined disability as per the norms of World Health Organisation [WHO] and such norms do not operate in India but only in advanced countries, was set aside by the Supreme Court (Shri Salim v. New India Assurance Company Ltd).

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