No action will be taken till the end of July against private employers who didn't pay their workers in the weeks-long lockdown to contain the coronavirus, said the Supreme Court on Friday.
States should facilitate settlement between companies and employees over wages and then submit reports before labour commissioners, said the court, according to news agency PTI.
Industries and labourers need each other, said the court about petitions filed by private companies challenging a home ministry notification on March 29 to pay full salaries to employees during the 54 days India was locked down. The ministry later withdrew the notification.
A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M R Shah posted till the last week of July petitions filed by companies against the ministry’s circular.
Needy maintaining the social distance wait for their turn to receive relief during the nationwide lockdown in wake of Covid19 in Hyderab