High court orders Delhi sanitary worker’s salary to be paid by March 21st

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The Delhi High Court asked Delhi’s civic bodies to pay sanitation workers their salaries for February before March 21st.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath posted the matter that salaries be paid to sanitation workers “without fail”.

The court’s direction came after some of unions of Delhi’s sanitation workers told the court that they have not received salaries for the month of February. Counsel for the civic bodies told the bench that they have no information regarding non-payment of salaries.

“It’s (information of non-payment of salary) in every newspapers. We are aware that salaries are not paid and you are not aware?” the bench said.

“We will take this matter into serious considerations and by that time salaries will be paid without fail.”

Employees of the national capital’s three civic bodies were on strike last month over the non-payment of salaries for the past few months. However, after the court’s intervention, unions agreed to call off the strike.