Hyderabad High Court dismisses PIL challenging regularisation of workers
19 September 2018: A division bench comprising Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice V. Ramasubramanian struck down a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition and another writ petitions filed against the regularisation of outsourced workers in different transmission corporations of Telangana. The court held that the regularisation was made as part of a settlement reached under section 18 (1) and sealed under section 12 (3) of the Industrial Disputes Act which has constitutional sanction as per Article 21 of the Constitution.
Delhi Government moves Supreme Court against High Court’s order quashing its minimum wages
11 September 2018: The Delhi state govt has moved a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court’s quashing of the March 2018 notification raising minimum wages for unskilled, semiskilled and skilled workers, formation of a minimum wages advisory committee and imposition of fines and incarceration on employers for non-compliance.
The Delhi High Court judgment was pronounced in reaction to petitions filed by traders, dealers and restaurateurs who had challenged the notification claiming that the revised rates were too high in general and specially when compared to neighbouring states.