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Delhi Govt To Pass Order on Implementation Of Revised Wages Of Prisoners Within 3 Weeks: Delhi High Court Directs

Case Name: Nitin Verma vs. Government of NCT of Delhi

Quorum: Hon’ble Justice Jyoti Singh

The Hearing has been conducted through Video Conferencing. 

Petitioner is a convict and is presently undergoing sentence of life imprisonment in jail. The grievance of the Petitioner in the present Petition is that despite the fact that there has been a revision in the standard rates of wages of prisoners in June, 2019 by the Government, yet the Petitioner is being paid in the scale of 2014.

Appearing for the Delhi Government, ASC Sanjoy Ghose submitted that the government has an Opinion from the Labour Department regarding the applicability of the minimum wages to the prisoners, both convicts and under-trials, under the existing Labour laws.

The Bench has further directed the Delhi Government to submit a status report on this issue before the next date of hearing which is July 24th.

By Priyanka of SPPU

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