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ONGC contract workers' claim to BPCL arbitration appeal: Key court orders

The HC allowed ONGC's petition and quashed the notification. Appealing against the order, the ONGC Labour Union defended the notification in the SC

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M J Antony
ONGC contract workers’ claim to be reviewed

The Supreme Court (SC) has revived a question looming over a 1994 notification on contract labour in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) units, and impleaded trade unions to decide the issue anew. The central government’s notification had prohibited 13 categories of work under Section 10(1) of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act. 

It was challenged in the Uttarakhand High Court (HC) by the public sector corporation. The HC allowed ONGC’s petition and quashed the notification. Appealing against the order, the ONGC Labour Union defended the notification in the SC. The union alleged it

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First Published: Oct 27 2019 | 11:12 PM IST

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