Q) The ‘right to life’ guaranteed to every person under Article 21, which includes a worker, would be devoid of an equal opportunity at social and economic freedom, in the absence of just and humane conditions of work. Comment. (150 words)
Why this question?
The Supreme Court quashed the Gujarat government's notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers during lockdown between April 20 and July 19.
Introduction: Workers’ right to life and right against forced labour are secured by Articles 21 and 23 of the Constitution.
- Article 21, Article 23, Article 42
- Social and economic freedom
- Aims of Factories Act, 1948
- Exploitation of labour
Conclusion: Summarize the above discussed point