Delhi High Court stays retrenchment of 297 PTI employees 

The Delhi High Court has passed an order staying the retrenchment of 297 employees of the Press Trust of India (PTI). The Federation of PTI employees union called it a ‘victory’

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday November 27 passed an order staying the retrenchment of 297 employees of the Press Trust of India (PTI). The Federation of Press Trust of India employees union has welcomed the court’s decision and called it a victory. The Brihanmumbai Union of Journalists also hailed the order passed by the Delhi High Court in a tweet.

Justice C Hari Shankar passed the order after the Federation of PTI Employees Union filed a petition on October 9, saying the "arbitrary policy of the management didn’t follow the rules of retrenchment", news website newslaundry.com reported.

India's most trusted news agency Press Trust of India had sacked 297 employees on September 29 across the country in a single day, triggering panic as well as controversy.

An order signed by the chief administrative officer MR Mishra, along with names of the retrenched employees has been published in the website of the news agency.

"The following employees whose name appear in the list displayed with this notice have been retrenched from the employment of the PTI limited with immediate effect. retrenchment letters are sent to each individual by registered post and the entire amount as detailed in the Retrenchment letter is transferred in their accounts," the order had said.

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