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PUCL petition on hazardous working conditions of Sanitary Workers

April 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Report, Urban Poverty 

In response to the PUCL petition on the hazardous working conditions of Pourakarmikas and Sanitary workers:

  • The High Court of Karnataka has constituted a 10 member committee headed by the Member Secretary of the Legal Services Authority.
  • According to the court’s order, the committee will submit it’s report within four weeks of receipt of the copy of the order.

The petition was filed to seek the court’s intervention to:

  • Ban entry of workers into sewage lines and manholes
  • To ban entry of workers or handling of human refuse in septic tanks of individual homes, hotels and other establishments manually
  • To protect the best interests, employment and benefits of the permanent and contract workers currently employed in this work

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