At, High Court of Judicature at Madras
By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE N. KIRUBAKARAN & THE HONOURABLE MRS. JUSTICE R. HEMALATHA
For the Petitioner: D. Geetha, Advocate. For the Respondents: ---------
(Prayer: Writ petition is filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India to issue a Writ of Mandamus directing the 6th Respondent to issue guidelines Regarding
a) to distribute all cash benefits under various Schemes of the State and Union Government, to women account holders, farmers, old age and widow pensioners through the Business Correspondents of the Bank at the door steps of the beneficiaries without breaking the lockdown,
b) to ensure social distance in the Banks premises among the staff and customers visiting the bank,
c) to accommodate the staff stranded at various parts of the State to join duty at the nearby branches to the place of their living during the period of curfew,
d) to ensure work from home for those staff with medical ailments, cancer survivors, pregnant women, lactating mothers, women with infants, disabled and those at the verge of their retirement,
e) to provide transport arrangements ensuring Physical distancing and providing sufficient safeguards between the residence and the office and vice-versa for staff attending Banks, during the period of lockdown imposed in the light of COVID-19 and pass such further or other order or orders as may be deemed fit and proper in the circumstances of the case and thus render justice.)
N. Kirubakaran, J.
1. Mr.A.N.Thambidurai, learned Special Government Pleader takes notice on behalf of the respondents 1 to 3, Mr.C.Mohan, learned Counsel takes notice on behalf of the 4th respondent and Mr.N.G.R.Prasad, learned counsel takes notice on behalf o
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f the 6th respondent. 2. Issue notice to the fifth respondent returnable by two weeks. Private notice is also permitted. 3. Post the matter after two weeks.