COVID-19: HC stays Kerala govt order on employees’ salary cut
The government had said the State government employees’ salary for six days every month would be deducted for the next five months.
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed for two months the operation of the State government order deferring the payment of six days salary of its employees and other government institutions every month from April to August.
Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas, while issuing the stay order, observed that prima facie the law authorising the government to issue such an order was found wanting. Besides, he also noted that there was ambiguity in the order regarding the manner in which the amount was proposed to be set apart or was to be utilised.