ALSO READHC seeks Delhi government's response on chewable tobacco ban Delhi HC directs DPS to approach governmenr on fee hike Sanskrit, Urdu and Punjabi in class IX, X: Delhi HC issues notices Aadhar card mandatory for subsidised foodgrains to : Centre to HC Delhi HC seeks govt's reply on plea to halt TV show
A division bench headed by acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal acted on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by social jurist and advocate Ashok Agarwal.
The PIL stated, "The ground realities are very shocking.
On an average, male worker gets Rs. 6,000 pm and female worker gets Rs. 5,000 pm, whereas the statutory rate of minimum wages for an unskilled worker is Rs. 13,584 pm."
"Employers are enjoying interim orders granted by this Court and 60 lakh workers are deprived of minimum wages," Agarwal argued.
The bench asked the government to file its reply within a week and listed the case for next hearing on August 8.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)