Supreme Court stays order issued by the Center to companies to pay full salary during the lockdown

For how many days should the companies pay salaries ? : Questions Court

New Delhi – The order issued by the Central Government to companies to pay full salary to employees was stayed by the Supreme Court. “No action should be taken against companies unable to pay full salary”, ordered the SC.

The SC stated, “If production takes place, companies are bound to pay; however, they cannot be coerced to pay if there is no production. How many days does the Central Government expect companies to pay ?”

The petitioner stated that the Home Ministry’s order violates Article 14 and 19(1)(G) of the Constitution. The Central Government decision is an infringement of the doctrine ‘Equal work, equal pay and no work, no pay’. There can be no compromise with this principle even in the lockdown period.