There Shall Be No Lethargic Approach In Payment Of Reinstated Employee’s Wages: Rajasthan High Court

Posted On - 12 March, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The Rajasthan High Court in S.B. Civil Writ Petition No. 5408/2023, has reprimanded the state’s lethargic and negligent approach to implementing a Labour Court’s award in 2020, ordering the Chief Secretary of the Government to appear before the Court the following day. Despite the matter attaining finality in 2022 with the dismissal of the respondent State’s special leave petition, no substantial measures were taken to comply with the labour court’s award upheld by the Supreme Court. The Court deemed the situation as one necessitating judicial intervention and instructed the Chief Secretary to appear physically or virtually on the next hearing date. The petitioner, an employee who was unjustly terminated in 2015, sought reinstatement and payment of back wages, as directed by the Labour Court in 2020.