Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kerala HC: Educational institutions are industrial establish

The Kerala High Court said educational institutions are industrial establishments.

A Division Bench comprising Justice K Balakrishnan Nair and Justice C T Ravikumar, while dismissing a batch of petitions challenging them inclusion of private schools under the ESI Act, observed that in a Supreme Court decision, educational institutions were industrial establishments and comes under the ESI Act.

The court also ratified the State Government order by which the Government schools were brought under the provisions of ESI Act.

The ESI Act is a beneficial legislation, which should be interpreted liberally, the bench added.

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