SHRC Directs Govt to Pay Rs 5 Lakh to Daily Wager

Srinagar—State Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission has asked the state government to pay Rs 5 lakh to a Power Development Department (PDD) daily wager who has got disabled due to power shock while repairing a fault.

A case titled Dr. Linen General Secretary Manavadhikar Jan Nigarini Samiti SA 4/2-A Daulatpur Varansi Utter Pradesh filed on behalf of one Muneer Hussain S/O Mohammad Shafi R/0 Noona Mandi Poonch working as daily wager in Power Development Department who while repairing the fault has lost his left arm by way of amputation at GMC Jammu was listed before the Learned Member Jung Bahadur Singh Jamwal of the Commission.

After going through the material available Learned Member observed that Prima-facie, it appears to be gross violation of human rights as the victim has become permanently disabled and will holy and solely dependent on others for support of his daily livings.

While disposing of the matter, Learned Member recommended Rs. Rs,5.00 lakh (Rupees Five Lakh) to be paid to the victim and deduct Rs.55000/- (Rupees fifty five thousand) from the recommended compensation which the victim had already received.

The amount recommended can be borne by Power Development Department. Besides, the services of the victim be regularized if already not done.

The Chief Secretary Govt. of J&K is directed to direct the Power Development Department to pay Rs.5 lakh to the complainant (victim) and implement the judgement in letter and spirit.

Notwithstanding the fact, Chief Engineer Maintenance & R.E. Wing Jammu is also directed to initiate the process for payment of the compensation to the victim for causing his disability due to negligence of the concerned officers/officials and to recommend the action against the then Lineman Abdul Rehman and the then erring Officers/officials of the concerned Division/Sub Division of PDD of the area to show cause why this compensation should not be borne by them and further recommend a discipilinary action against all of them for dereliction of their duties.



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