Effect of a dispute raised after about 8 years was also not considered. It is not in dispute that the Labour Court cannot refuse to answer the reference because of delayed approach. But it can certainly modulate the relief.
Labour Court and the High Court have held that self employment is not gainful employment - Whether running a small Betel Shop can be said to be gainful employment
Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 – Section 2(s) – Workman - Peon attached to the Public Prosecutor - For bringing in application of Section 2(s) of the Act, the workman must be employed in an industry. The Law department can, by no stretch of imaginatio
So far as delay in seeking the reference is concerned, no formula of universal application can be laid down. It would depend on facts of each individual case
An employee, was entitled to pension provided he has completed the specified period of service. How such a period of service would be computed is a matter which is governed by the statute. It is one thing to say that a statute provides for completion