DCs direct employers to continue paying wages to migrant labourers

Gangtok, 30 Mar:

Following reports of migrant labourers breeching prohibitory orders, DCs of all districts today issued orders directing contractors/employers of migrant labourers to ensure that the labourers do not violate prohibitory orders.

If the labourers are found violating prohibitory orders, the contractors/employers will be held responsible and action under section 188 of the IPC will taken against them.

Further, the employers have been directed to pay salaries without any deduction to the laborers for the period under lockdown.

Landlords of places where the laborers are staying have also been directed to not demand rent for a period of one month.