Compensation Current Affairs - 2020

NGT Order of Vizag Gas Tragedy: What is Strict Liability Vs Absolute Liability?

The National Green Tribunal recently passed an order regarding the Vizag Gas Tragedy. Under the order, the LG Polymers, where the gas leak occurred was held liable according to the Principle of “Strict Liability” of 19th century English law. Strict Liability Principle According to Strict Liability Principle, a company or a party is not liable Read More…

Ordinance passed by UP to suspend labour laws

On May 7, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Government passed an ordinance to suspend labour laws in the state for three years. The ordinance is being passed to boost industrial investment and also help the migrants who have returned back to the state. Around 7 lakh migrant workers from all over the country have returned back Read More…

IRCTC to compensate Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express passengers for delay

In a first of its kind offer from any national carrier, the IRCTC will compensate passengers of new Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express in case of delay in train schedule. The train is schedules to be flagged off on 4 October 2019. Key Highlights An amount of Rs.100 will be paid in case the delay is for Read More…

Maharashtra Govt. raises Financial Aid for Martyrs’ Kin to Rs.1 crore

The Maharashtra government has approved an increase in financial assistance given to families of martyred and disabled soldiers hailing from state who lay down their life in the line of duty. The approved four-time increase in compensation from Rs 25 lakh to Rs.1 crore for Kin of martyred soldiers will be implemented from January 1, Read More…