Kochi: The Kerala High Court will hear a petition by a group of different organisations on Tuesday challenging the ordinance passed by the state government to defer the salaries of government employees for six months.
NGO Association, SETO, NGO Sangh, Kerala Vydyuthi Mazdoor Sangh and AHSTA are among those who approached the HC against the ordinance.
“With this ordinance, the government can defer 25 per cent salary of the employees without their consent. So, this ordinance is unconstitutional. We seek to stay the procedure to defer the salary of employees at the base of the ordinance,” the petition said.
The ordinance was brought by the state government after the HC had stayed for two months the government’s order on salary cut due to financial crisis.