High Court notices to govt, Director Jai Prakash Power Ventures
The Himachal Pradesh High Court issued notices to the state government and the Managing Director Jai Prakash Power Ventures Limited on a petition filed by the Jay Pee Workers' Union. A Division Bench, comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary, passed the order on a writ petition seeking directions to the Labour Commissioner to recall the reference made to the Industrial Tribunal on January 31 and to direct him to make a fresh reference by including all the demands of the Workers' Union.
The Union also sought quashing of orders of the Labour Commissioner under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 prohibiting continuation of strike by workers and also quashing of the orders under Section 144 Cr.PC. of the District Magistrate, Kinnaur, prohibiting holding of demonstrations, raising of slogans, carrying objects capable of use as weapons of offence and assembly of five or more persons. The Court directed the respondents to file replies by March 30 and posted the matter for March 31. Among those to whom the notices were issued are state Secretary (Home), Secretary (Labour & Employment), Labour Commissioner Himachal and Deputy Commissioner, Kinnaur.