As reported by ANI, Kerala High Court refuses to grant interim injunction on the State Government Ordinance with regard to deferment of salaries of Government employees for 6 months due to COVID-19 Outbreak.
Bench of Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas held the above decision while addressing the petitions that challenged and stated the , 2020 to be violative of the Constitution of India.
The above stated ordinance was brought in after the Kerala High Court had stayed an order of State Government for 2 days wherein the 6 days salaries of all State Government Employees were deferred for 6 months in view of the financial burden due to COVID-19.
“The purpose behind the ordinance was to only defer an amount payable to a certain specified class of employees belonging to certain specified institutions. The Ordinance itself provided that the Government will notify a mechanism for paying back the deferred amount and it does not partake in taking away the rights of employees,” the court said.
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