Punjab amongst four states not paying medics commonly, govt tells SC

New Delhi, July 31

As 4 states, together with Punjab, fail to make well timed fee of salaries to docs and healthcare employees preventing Covid-19, the Supreme Court on Friday requested the Centre to situation vital instructions for well timed launch of salaries to them.

One million recoveries

The authorities on Friday stated India’s scientific administration protocol for Covid-19 was yielding outcomes with the fatality fee dropping to 2.18 per cent. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated India had achieved the milestone of a couple of million recoveries which had taken the restoration fee to 64.54 per cent. TNS

“If the states are not complying with the directions and orders of the Central Government, you are not helpless. You have to ensure that your order is implemented. You have got the power under the Disaster Management Act. You can take steps also,” a Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan advised Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

The courtroom’s feedback got here after the Centre stated Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tripura had been but to observe directives on well timed fee of salaries to healthcare employees.

It requested the Centre to spell out its stand on treating obligatory quarantine interval of healthcare employees as depart and deduction of their salaries for the stated interval and posted the matter for additional listening to on August 10.

Claiming that “the period can’t be treated as leave”, Mehta stated he would take vital directions on the difficulty. Earlier, petitioners’ counsel KV Vishwanathan complained about non-payment of salaries. —TNS

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