Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020 | Last Update : 04:12 AM IST

70th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra70013301082362 Tamil Nadu2349513170187 Delhi208348746523 Gujarat17217107801063 Rajasthan91006213199 Uttar Pradesh83615030222 Madhya Pradesh82835003358 West Bengal57722306325 Bihar3945174123 Andhra Pradesh3676237464 Karnataka3408132852 Telangana2792149188 Jammu and Kashmir260194631 Haryana2356105521 Punjab2301200044 Odisha210412459 Assam14862854 Kerala132760811 Uttarakhand9592225 Jharkhand6612965 Chhatisgarh5481211 Tripura4231730 Himachal Pradesh3401186 Chandigarh2972144 Manipur83110 Puducherry79250 Goa73500 Nagaland4300 Meghalaya28121 Arunachal Pradesh2010 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

Migrant workers' wages: Supreme Court seeks Govt's reply

THE ASIAN AGE. | PARMOD KUMAR
Published : Apr 4, 2020, 1:15 am IST
Updated : Apr 4, 2020, 1:15 am IST

Workers’ plight worries judges, next hearing April 7; Centre says ‘shut PIL shops’

A stranded migrant worker carries a child as she crosses the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway during the nationwide lockdown in Palghar, Maharashtra. PTI photo
 A stranded migrant worker carries a child as she crosses the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway during the nationwide lockdown in Palghar, Maharashtra. PTI photo

New Delhi: Voicing concern about the plight of migrant workers in the unorganised sector, the Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a PIL seeking the payment of wages to migrant workers, including the self-employed, following the coronavirus-triggered nationwide lockdown.

Saying it was “particularly concerned about the plight of migrant workers” during this crisis, a bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Deepak Gupta sought a response even as the Centre objected to the PIL, saying: “PIL shops must be closed down”. The court will hold a further hearing on April 7.

The court sought the Centre’s response on a PIL by social activists Harsh Mandar and Anjali Bhardwaj seeking payment of wages to migrant workers in the lockdown period that both the Centre and state governments are obligated to pay under the Disaster Mana-gement Act. A similar plea by Swami Agnivesh was also taken up.

Tags: coronavirus lockdown, migrant workers
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT