Kerala HC stays State govt. order on salary deferment-THE HINDU-29-04-2020


The government had said the State government employees’ salary for six days every month would be deducted for the next five months. The Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed for two months the operation of the State government order deferring the payment of six days salary of its employees and other government institutions every month from April to August. Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas, while issuing the stay order, observed that prima facie the law authorising the government to issue such an order was found wanting. They further argued that no law empowered the government to defer salaries payment.

Sudhakara Prasad submitted that the government order only postponed the payment of salaries. The government had the power to defer the payment of salaries.

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