STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Reasi Amarjeet Singh Langeh on Monday directed issuance of attachment warrant authorizing Deputy Commissioner, Reasi to attach moveable property of Executive Engineer, Mahore Irrigation Division, Dharmari, District Reasi to the tune of amount awarded in favour of 22 claimants/ petitioners in connection with execution of two awards passed under Payment of Wages Act for realisation of an amount of Rs. 2,57,600 and Rs. 1,29,100. According to case, as Assistant Labour Commissioner, Reasi passed two awards in favour of petitioners, the execution for the same were filed by the Authority under the Payment of Wages Act before the court seeking realisation of award money from Executive Engineer, Mahore Irrigation Division-Dharmari District Reasi on January 16, 2020. Consequently, on January 23, 2020, after attachment warrant was directed to be issued against Executive Engineer above mentioned authorising therein District Collector (Deputy Commissioner), Reasi to attach moveable property of respondent to the tune of award money, Deputy Commissioner Reasi vide separate communication asked respondent to deposit award money failing which attachment warrant issued by this court be executed. “An award passed under the statutes like Payment of Wages Act be rendered meaningless if it remains either un-executed or all bottlenecks to execute it are not cleared”, noted the court and further observed that, “let fresh attachment warrant be directed to be issued against respondent authorising therein Deputy Commissioner, Reasi to attach moveable property of respondent to the tune of award amount aforementioned and report compliance by or before next date of hearing”. CJM Reasi also issued show cause notice to Executive Engineer, Mahore Irrigation Division requiring him to show cause as to why an order for his detention in civil prison be not passed on account of his failure to execute award in question right in conformity with law on the subject.
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