A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath tagged the matter with the other pleas seeking payment of salary of the sanitation workers of the three corporations as well on the issue of their strike.

All the matters are listed for hearing on February 15. The petition filed by DP Chandel, president of INTUC, has sought directions to the Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to release arrears as per the sixth pay commission to employees of the civic body.

The plea, also by Rakesh Vaid, General secretary of INTUC, has prayed for release of salaries within the first week of each month.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government told the court that the plea has been filed by a trade union having affiliation to a certain political party.

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