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“Equal Pay For Equal Work” Has Assumed Status Of Fundamental Right In Service Jurisprudence: Jharkhand HC

“Equal pay for equal work” has assumed the status of fundamental right in service jurisprudence, the Jharkhand High Court has observed.The Court was considering a petition filed by a management [Employer, Food Corporation of India] for quashing the Award passed by Central Government Industrial Tribunal directing it for regularization in service of a workman. While considering the case, the Court noted that a similarly situated workman who was appointed as a casual typist at par with the workman, was regularized as a regular typist on the basis of the Award passed by the Tribunal but the workman (respondent) has been denied the same. The court also noted that there was regular appointments of regular typist by the Management but the concerned workman was neither informed nor any opportunity was given to confirm his as a regular typist.

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