The Supreme Court upheld the central government-issued directive that private owners pay a full salary to their employees as they have been locked down for the past 75 days. The Supreme Court ruled that the lockdown wage should be upheld in this manner and that private enterprises must balance and make their own decisions about their employees’ pay.
While the lockdowns are all over the country, it is entirely up to their owners to decide whether to pay their employees’ wages. However, the Supreme Court felt that the intervention of the Supreme Court was inappropriate.
On March 29, however, the central government ordered private owners to pay full wages to their employees during the lockdown. The Supreme Court, hearing the petitions challenging the directives, has come to a decision after hearing the arguments.