DELHI:EROS TIMES: Labour Department, GNCT of Delhi has filed Special Leave Petition (SLP) in Hon’ble Supreme Court on 12.09.2018 through its Advocate on Record Chirag M Shroof.
Delhi Govt. has engaged two senior counsels Dushyant Dave and C. U. Singh also to defend the case with reference to the order of the Honorable High court dated 04.08.2018 vied which the notifications regarding constitution of Minimum Wages Advisory Committee of Delhi and notification of enhancement of minimum rates of wages in Delhi were quashed.
The Labour Department, GNCT of Delhi has sought the plea in its petition that High Court in its order has not commented anything adverse regarding main component of wage fixation laid down in 15th ILC held in 1957 and upheld by Apex Court in Reptakos judgement of the year 1991.
In the SLP, the Govt. of Delhi has further raised the issue that Hon’ble High Court has not commented anything adverse for the application of formula for wage calculation of Delhi Govt. i.e. kilo calorie intake per day required for a worker to perform moderate activity for which he needs minimum – 2731 kilo calories, prices of food, clothing, housing, light & fuel and Education including social functions and other family commitments.
The Delhi Govt. has further submitted before Hon’ble Court that the Committee formed by Delhi Govt. was broad based which included representatives from ASSOC HAM, FICCI, PHD Chamber of Commerce and other organizations which have vast network and members from manufactures, factory owners and entrepreneurs not only in Delhi but at All India level. Delhi Govt. has further clarified that these three organizations are also the members of Minimum Wages Advisory Committee of Govt. of India.