COVID-19| SC seeks Centre’s response on plea seeking payment of basic minimum wages to migrant workers

Supreme Court:  A bench of L. Negeswara Rao and Deepak Gupta, JJ has issued a notice to the Central government on a petition seeking immediate direction for the payment of basic minimum wages to migrant workers, adversely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. The bench has sought a response by April 7.

The petition, filed by social activists Harsh Mander and Anjali Bhardwaj, sought an immediate direction to the Central government for payment of basic minimum wages to migrant workers.The plea said that the 21-day lockdown, imposed in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country, under the Disaster Management Act discriminated among the citizens.

(Source: ANI)

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