SC seeks govt response on nurses' wages issue

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to spell out the steps taken by it to ensure that nurses in the country are not paid salaries less than the minimum wages prescribed under the law.

A social justice bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Uday U Lalit sought a response from the Centre as to the efforts taken by the ministry of health and family affairs to ensure the nurses were not exploited.

Prisoners’ wages
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a PIL seeking direction to fix the prison wages for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers on a par with the minimum wages prescribed under the law.

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