The Delhi High Court, while disposing of the petition, said that if there is a complaint, you have the right to raise it, but you cannot commit nuisance and ‘hooliganism’. No one has the right to take law into their own hands.
Delhi High Court
The Bench of Delhi High Court Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli, while hearing the matter of strike and throwing garbage in the streets, did not make any comment, on the non-payment of salaries of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers. That such antics will not be spared and strict action will be taken against the guilty union leaders and their members. Hearing the case, the court said that it is the right of the scavengers and their unions to protest against the arrears of salaries, but under the guise they do not ‘hooliganise’ by creating nuisance, throwing garbage in the streets and preventing other employees from working Can do
The officials of the “Sanitation Employees Union”, who called for the strike of the municipal cleaning workers, appeared in the court and assured the court that this would not happen in future. The court said that because now the president and secretary of the union have appeared in the court, the court does not want to continue the bailable warrant issued against them earlier. The court said that the union has the right to take up its grievances and problems by exercising its rights found in the law, but not the right to throw garbage on the streets, prevent other employees from performing their duties and take the law into their own hands. is.
‘Employees who want to work, do not face any hindrance’
In fact, a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court on behalf of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), seeking directions to the Delhi Police and the Delhi Government to ensure that the sweepers who want to work should go on strike. Do not be forcibly stopped in the name of In the petition, EDMC had said that several sweepers’ union had called for a strike in March to prevent them from throwing garbage on the streets or disrupting the functioning of the corporation. The EDMC had also sought guidelines from the authorities to provide necessary assistance, so that the daily operations of the corporation can be run properly and there is no inconvenience to the common people.
‘No protests were held after the March 4 order’
EDMC counsel Manu Chaturvedi told the court that a permanent Permanent Grievance Redressal Cell has been set up at the regional and headquarters level by the corporation to address the grievances of the employees. After the court’s order of March 4, there has been no strike or protest on behalf of the unions. During the hearing, Prakash Kumar, counsel for the president and secretary of the union, claimed that he was not given a copy of the notice and petition of the court, he assured the court that this would not happen again in the future.
No one has the right to take law into their own hands: Court
The court while disposing of the petition said that if there is a complaint and no one is taking away your right, then you have the right to raise it, but you cannot commit nuisance and ‘hooliganism’. No one has the right to take law into their own hands. Let us know that many petitions related to non-payment of salaries of Municipal Corporation of Delhi employees are pending before the court, only after the court order, the employees were paid their outstanding salaries till December 2020.
‘If this happens, strict action will be taken against the guilty sweeper’
EDMC recently told the court that they have cleared all the arrears including the salaries and pension of the employees till March 31. Earlier, a strike was called for non-payment of salaries of employees. The court had directed that the employees should not spread garbage on the roads nor obstruct the work of the MCD. Strict action should be taken against any sweeper found to be engaged in such activities. On the last hearing, the court issued a bailable warrant against the president and secretary of the union.
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