The Uttarakhand high court has sought the state government’s reply within three weeks in a petition filed against the government’s decision to deduct one day’s salary of its employees every month considering the financial loss incurred during the lockdown.The matter was taken up for hearing by the single bench of justice Sudhanshu Dhulia.
According to the case details, Dehradun resident data entry operator Deepak Beniwal had filed the petition stating that to lessen the financial loss suffered during the lockdown, the state government had issued an order on May 29. Since then, one day’s salary is being deducted from the salaries of the employees in government, autonomous institutions, corporations and personnel recruited through UPNL. The petitioner has contended that the salary is an employee’s private property on which the government has no right. If an employee wants, he or she can contribute a day’s salary to the state government but the government cannot force the employee to do so. However, the government has done so and made the deduction mandatory till 2021 which is against the rules and should be stopped, the petitioner has stated.
Saturday, 27 June 2020 | PNS | Nainital
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