Supreme Court pushes for equal pay for ad hoc employees

The top court elucidated these principles of law while setting aside a full bench decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

By: Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published:October 27, 2016 8:12 am

In a boost to ad hoc and temporary employees being paid less than regular staffers, the Supreme Court Wednesday held that this differentiation was an “act of exploitative enslavement” and reminded all employers that “equal pay for equal work” was a constitutional principle.

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A bench led by Justice J S Khehar noted that under the constitutional principle of “equal pay for equal work”, everyone doing the same work was entitled to equal remuneration — whether employed on a regular basis or temporary. “Any act of paying less wages, as compared to others similarly situate, constitutes an act of exploitative enslavement, emerging out of a domineering position. Undoubtedly, the action is oppressive, suppressive and coercive, as it compels involuntary subjugation,” held the Supreme Court bench.

The top court elucidated these principles of law while setting aside a full bench decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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    Burrr
    Oct 28, 2016 at 6:44 am
    Tatatatsts
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      Alok Sharma
      Dec 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm
      Is this decision will be applicable for clerical staff in MoPandNG
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        Deb
        Oct 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm
        Is this Decision will be applicable for the Staff working under Part Time Guest Instructor (working more than 7 hours) in Different Govt ITIs in Odisha in respect of they working as full time but named as part time by the department.
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          Genial Geist
          Oct 29, 2016 at 10:25 am
          Will this applicable in Arunachal Pradesh. N if yes, then when it will be.
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            avi
            Nov 15, 2016 at 8:09 am
            Is this Decision will be applicable for the Data Entry Operator working in National Health Mission
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              naresh lata
              Dec 24, 2016 at 5:33 pm
              But negative people are interpreting equal pay as only Basic Pay Grade Pay. It is less than half of the ry a regular employee on the same post is getting. Minimum Basic grade includes dearness allowance.
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                Siju Thomas
                Oct 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm
                Big decision
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                  Raju
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm
                  this is applicable for outsourcing person in MSEDCL Maharashtra?
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