Haridwar: Alleged violation of Labour laws can land Baba Ramdev in trouble. Acting on the directions of the Nainital High Court, Haridwar assistant labour commissioner has slapped an ultimatum on Baba Ramdev owned Divya Pharmacy to follow the 2005 pact which it had struck with its labourers.

The order came after the labourers who were terminated from their jobs moved the High Court alleging Divya Pharmacy of not abiding by the provisions of the pact between them and the pharmacy. 

According to the pact, the labourers who were terminated in 2005 were to be reinstated on their posts but it is being alleged that Swami Ramdev’s pharmacy is not abiding by the provisions of the pact. The Court has asked the pharmacy to reinstate the sacked labourers by Monday.

Assistant Law Commissioner Vipin Kumar has warned Divya Pharmacy to be ready for trial under section 14 A of Industrial Dispute Act and can be fined if it failed to follow the given directions. 

According to the Labour Department, Pharmacy labourers had in 2005 gone on strike owing to irregularities in salary distribution by Divya Pharmacy.

In May 2005, both workers and company reached a consensus in which it was decided that sacked labourers would be again reinstated but the organization later declined to abide by the pact prompting 115 workers to approach the High Court.

High Court in its December 2011 verdict ordered Divya Pharmacy to follow the May 2005 agreement responding to which the latter filed a review petition which has also been rejected by the Court.

JPN/Bureau