News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Amit Mandal
Updated Saturday, 15 January 2022 06:18 PM IST
The Supreme Court held that the deceased was acting as an assistant rather than a cleaner, which was completely absurd.
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The Rajasthan High Court quashed the decision
The apex court said the high court had ruled that the deceased was believed to be an aide. Given the lack of a clear boundary for the duties of the assistant or cleaner and the fact that the helper and cleaner are interchangeable, it is completely unfair to assume that the deceased is acting as an assistant rather than a cleaner. The apex court is hearing an appeal filed by the Rajasthan High Court against the insurance company’s appeal under Section 30 of the Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923.
The owner hired Tej Singh, who died in the case, as an assistant, who died when mud fell around a well on a borewell vehicle. The petition was submitted to the Staff Commissioner under the Act for grant of compensation. The commissioner approved Rs 3,27,555, including Rs 2,500 for the funeral.