On request from the labour department, the Karnataka labour ministry has put on hold notices that were ordered to be sent out to employers who did not pay their workers' dues.
To ensure employees are duly paid, Labour Minister of Karnataka, Shivaram Hebbar had earlier directed authorities to issue notices to employers who have not paid workers amid coronavirus threat."As per the request from the Industries dept, the notices have been put ON-HOLD. There will be a joint meeting of Labour and Industries dept to sort out the issue of non-payment of wages to workers (sic)," P Manivannan, a senior officer from the labour department tweeted.
As per the request from the Industries dept, the notices have been put ON-HOLD. There will be a joint meeting of Labour and Industries dept to sort out the issue of non-payment of wages to workers.
Affected employees can continue register details here: https://t.co/fGxkqE0eAS— Captain Manivannan (@mani1972ias) May 7, 2020
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The Labour Department had launched a portal where workers, who haven't received their salary for April, can register their complaints.
Directions have been issued by the Hon'ble Minister @ShivaramHebbar today to issue NOTICES to those employers who have NOT paid the salary or paid reduced wages to workers for the month of April 2020.
If you are an affected worker, file here: https://t.co/fGxkqE0eAS— Captain Manivannan (@mani1972ias) May 6, 2020
Affected workers were required to fill in details like employers name, details, salary amount, to register their complaints.
However, according to the website, the form is only for employees earning Rs 21,000 or less per month. "The data of those who get a monthly salary of more than Rs 21,000 is collected only for statistical purpose," according to a disclaimer on the website.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had earlier appealed to employers not to retrench any employees.Click here for coronavirus live updates