A Constitution Bench of Supreme Court in Hariprasad Shivshankar Shukla vs. A.D. Divikar (1957) SCR 121 interpreted the word ‘retrenchment’ as contained in Section 2(oo) of the ID Act, holding : “For the reasons given before, we hold, contrary to the view expressed by the Bombay High Court, that retrenchment as defined in S.2(oo) and as used in S. 25-F […]

The Satsangh is a religious, social, charitable organization, which is established to propagate the teaching of the Guru. There is no business activity or trade activity. The Memorandum of Association and other documents would show that Satsangh is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act and the object of the Satsangh which is a public religious and charitable institution is to help and serve the society at large without discrimination on the principles of Shri Anukul Chandra, the Guru.

Availability of an alternative remedy does not oust the High Court’s jurisdiction to entertain a writ petition is settled law. The jurisdiction exercised by the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution is plenary. The relief under Article 226 being discretionary, it is for the Court to decide, whether or not to entertain an application, depending upon the facts and circumstances of each case.

KEYWORDS:- iNDUSTRIAL DISPUTE – MUNICIPALITY WHETHER INDUSTRY-MATERNITY BENEFIT-CASUAL WORKERS-   DATE:-08-03-2000- AIR 2000 SC 1274 : (2000) 2 SCR 171 : (2000) 3 SCC 224 : JT 2000 (3) SC 13 : (2000) 2 SCALE 269 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Municipal Corporation of Delhi Appellant Versus Female Workers (Muster Roll) and another Respondent (Before: S. Saghir Ahmad And D. P. […]

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