SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IS AN INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT –THOUGH NOT ALL OF ITS EMPLOYEES ARE WORKMEN BUT THE DRIVER EMPLOYED BY A SCHOOL BEING A SKILLED PERSON IS A WORKMAN
Supreme Court of India
Date of Judgement: 13.04.2016
The issue whether educational institution is an ‘industry’, and its employees are ‘workmen’ for the purpose of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 has been answered by a Seven-judge Bench of this Court way back in the year 1978 in the case of Bangalore Water Supply (supra). It was held that educational institution is an industry in terms of Section 2(j) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, though not all of its employees are workmen.
[Para No. 19 of the Judgement]