The Automobile Traders Association of Delhi(ATAD) has approached supreme court against centre’s order directing the private entities to pay full salary/wages to their staff during the lockdown period announced due to outbreak of covid-19.

The petitioner association has sought quashing of clause- III of March 29 order issued by the ministry of home affairs under the disaster management act directing the private employers to make full payment of salary/wages to their workers or employees. 

The plea is listed for hearing tomorrow before the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan

The petition, filed by Advocate Nikhil Jain, stated that the members of the association are facing an “existential crisis” due to the pandemic.