Stupidity of Two Advocates has let down Newspaper Employees
Newspaper employees, in general, and Dainik Jagran employees, in particular, got a jolt in the Supreme Court today because of the foolishness of their two advocates namely; Vinod Pandey and Ashwin Vaish when the Hon’ble Court refused to grant any relief to the employees, who are either victimised or about to be victimised.
On the last date of hearing i.e. on 12th of January, 2016 the bench of the Hon’ble Justices Shri Ranjan Gogoi and Shri Prafulla C. Pant had directed the employees to file their affidavits of the victimisation and harassment for demanding the Majithia Award. In response to that hundreds of employees of different newspapers have already filed their affidavits narrating their exploitation and harassment by their managements.
However, for the reasons, not known to anybody, some of the employees of Dainik Jagran obviously on being misled by the above named two advocates filed two Interim Applications to hear the case of handful employees of Dainik Jagran praying for the stay of any action against them by the management.
The Hon’ble Justice Gogoi reiterated in the court that as per the judgment of the Supreme Court of 7th February 2014, the employees would be entitled to get wages and allowances and arrears but if any disciplinary action was taken against them, the same could not be interfered. This has come as big setback to hundreds of employees of newspapers because of the basic legal ignorance and audacious behaviour of the advocates, who misguided the leaders of the Jagran Employees Union.
(Present at the time of hearing in the Court Room)