Good Morning Sir / Mam, Is it mandatory to pay paid leave to an Employee without adjusting their EL, Cl, etc during their Quarantine period during this pandemic? Thanks. Gurugram (HR).
From India, Delhi

There is no mandatory instruction like that. In the early days of the pandemic last year, the Government issued guidelines for continued payment of salary despite the lockdown. The matter went to Supreme Court and by way of an interim orderdated June 12, 2020, has directed that private establishments, industries and employers, who are willing, may negotiate terms and enter into settlements with their workers and/or employees regarding payment of wages for the period with effect from the MHA order till May 18, 2020 ( the "50 Days Period") or for any other period as applicable in any particular state during which their industrial establishment(s) was closed down due to lockdown. In an earlier order, in the petitions filed, dated June 04, 2020, the central and state governments were directed not to take any coercive steps against private employers who have not paid full wages to their workers and/or employees during the lockdown. Thereafter it appears the government also soft-pedaled these guidelines.
There is no news on what happened subsequently in such matters

From India, Mumbai
Thanks for your kind reply Sir.
From India, Delhi
Dear KK,
Your employee is in financially manageable situation no issue. But if he/she is not able, kindly consider with such amount of salary or full salary to get approval from the management.

From India, Coimbatore

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