GUWAHATI: The Kohima bench of the Gauhati HC has stayed an order of the Nagaland government telling government employees to get both doses of an anti-Covid vaccine or produce Covid-negative reports every 15 days in order to attend office, failing which their salaries would be stopped and they would be sent on unpaid forced leave.
It passed the order on Wednesday after hearing a PIL challenging the government’s July 17 order. During the hearing, the government objected to the maintainability of the PIL and submitted that no interim order be passed. However, the court ordered a stay and directed that the matter be listed again on August 18. “Till the returnable date, fee shouldn’t be charged for testing from government employees and their salaries shouldn’t be stopped for reasons of not having been vaccinated,” it said.