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Maharashtra: Families of scavengers who die on duty will get compensation, High Court orders civic body


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The Bombay High Court has given a major verdict in the interest of the families of sanitation workers who lost their lives on duty. The High Court has directed the civic body in Maharashtra’s Thane city to release the compensation at the earliest. The order states that the civic body need not insist on checking the succession or succession certificate in every case.

A bench of Justice Dheeraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sandeep V Maran passed the above order while hearing the writ petition filed by Shramik Jata Sangh on Tuesday. The organisation’s office-bearer Jagdish Khairalia said in a release that the families of the ten sanitation workers who died in the line of duty would be benefitted by the court’s order.

The Bombay High Court bench said in its order that the issue of delay in getting the amount of compensation to the families of sanitation workers who died while cleaning sewers and private buildings or septic tanks of cooperative societies has been raised in this petition. Also said that the Thane Municipal Corporation has approved the proposal to give compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the affected families, but it is insisting on submission of succession or family member certificate before paying the amount.






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