BALWANT RAI SALUJA & ANR versus AIR INDIA LTD. & ORS

                                                        IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

                                                          CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

                                                   CIVIL APPEAL NOS. 10264-10266 OF 2013

 BALWANT RAI SALUJA & ANR. …………………                                                         APPELLANT(S)

VERSUS

AIR INDIA LTD. & ORS……………………………….                                                          RESPONDENT(S)

In view of the difference of opinion by two learned Judges, and by referral order dated 13.11.2013 of this Court, these Civil Appeals are placed before us for our consideration and decision. The question before this bench is whether the workmen engaged in statutory canteens, through a contractor, could be treated as employees of the principal establishment. At the outset, it requires to be noticed thatthe learned Judges differed in their opinion regarding the liability of the principal employer running statutory canteens and further regarding the status of the workmen engaged thereof. The learned Judges differed on the………..read more