In­mates not paid for work: HC in­ter­venes

DNA (Delhi) - - COMMUNITY -

The Delhi High Court has sought to know the stand of the Man­doli prison au­thor­i­ties on a let­ter sent by some in­mates lodged there al­leg­ing they were not paid wages for work they did for an elec­tron­ics firm that came to the jail to hire work­ers.

A bench of Chief Jus­tice Ra­jen­dra Menon and Jus­tice V K Rao asked the Delhi gov­ern­ment’s ad­di­tional stand­ing coun­sel Gau­tam Narayan to seek in­struc­tions on the is­sue raised by the in­mates and in­form the court by the next date of hear­ing on Jan­uary 28, 2019.

The court also is­sued a no­tice to the firm, M/s Lord Kr­ishna, and sought its re­sponse to the com­mu­ni­ca­tion sent by six in­mates from Cen­tral Jail No.14, Man­doli, Delhi.

The in­mates have claimed in their let­ter to the high court that they were hired by the firm for cut­ting LED dif­fusers and hous­ing for wages of 50 paise per piece. They have al­leged in their let­ter that to­gether they had cut 30,000 pieces for which they were to re­ceive Rs 15,000, but it was not paid to them. The court on its own took up the com­mu­ni­ca­tion as a PIL.

Apart from seek­ing pay­ment of the wages due to them for the work car­ried out, the in­mates have also urged the court to or­der lodg­ing of a cheat­ing case against the elec­tron­ics firm.

File photo of Man­doli cen­tral jail

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