[Motor Accident compensation] Minimum Wages notification can't be relied upon when there is evidence about income of deceased: Supreme Court

Such notification under the Minimum Wages Act can only be a guiding factor in a case where there is no clue available to evaluate monthly income of the deceased, the Court said.
Supreme Court, Motor Accident
Supreme Court, Motor Accident

The Supreme Court recently held that in a motor accident claim case, reliance cannot be placed on a State notification issued under the Minimum Wages Act for ascertaining the wage of the deceased when there is already positive evidence regarding the monthly income of the deceased [Gurpreet Kaur and Others v. United India Insurance Company and Others].

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