The Fruits of Labour Should Be Equal

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By: Mahafrin Sidhwa

In the recent case of State of Punjab & Ors v. Jagjit Singh & Ors, the Supreme Court (SC) has emphasized the importance of securing equality of remuneration to workers whether temporary or permanent, an issue which has presently not been addressed by labour law legislations in India. This judgment has upheld the constitutional principle of Right to Equality, i.e., “equal pay for equal work” as enshrined in the Preamble and Articles 14, 16 and 39(d) of the Constitution of India.

The SC was hearing a batch of writ petitions filed by daily wagers working as pump operators, fitters, helpers, drivers, plumbers, chowkidars, et al. challenging the judgment of a Single Judge of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana in Rajinder Singh & Ors. Vs. State of Punjab & Ors. The Single Judge held that

Chairman’s abrupt exit: Coup or a corporate democratic action?

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By: Sharanya Ranga

The recent high-profile exit of the Chairman of the Tata Group, Mr. Cyrus Mistry has shaken up the corporate world in India. With both the Tata group and Mr. Mistry trading charges at each other, the spotlight is on the dynamics and interplay of the powers of the board, its chairman and the shareholders of a company as set out in its charter. While the exact sequence of events is yet to emerge clearly, we take a look at the legalities involved from a corporate law perspective.

Articles of Association: A company is bound to act as per its bible – its articles of association (Articles) that sets out the regulations for management of the company’s affairs and appointment and removal of its directors. Further, due process as per the Articles as well as the required compliances under the Companies Act and other securities laws has to be followed. The Articles typically includes a provision for

India’s New Aviation Policy: Will it be a Game Changer?

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By: Ramesh Vaidyanathan

India’s booming economy and growing middle class have helped to make it the world’s fastest-growing air travel market. India is the ninth largest civil aviation market in the world and aims to become the third largest by 2022. More than 85 international airlines operate in India and five Indian carriers offer service to over 40 countries. The Government of India (GoI) aims to grow domestic passenger traffic from 80 million in 2015 to 300 million by 2022.

Because the development of the Indian aviation sector can have a multiplier effect on the nation’s economy in terms of investments, tourism and employment, the GoI has developed an aggressive plan to promote the sector. As the first significant step in implementing this plan, the GoI recently unveiled the much-awaited Civil Aviation Policy (Policy)[1]. This is the first time since India’s independence that the GoI’s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has propounded an integrated civil aviation policy. The Policy reflects an intent to migrate