The Supreme Court said that a housewife’s imaginary income should be calculated on the basis of recognition of her work, labor and sacrifice.
An important decision of the Supreme Court has come for housewives regarding accident compensation. The Supreme Court said the court should have the nature of the housework to decide the accident compensation for the housewife. The housewife’s imaginary income should be calculated on the basis of recognition of work, labor and abandonment of the housewife. It is our nation’s obligation under international law and ensuring our constitutional vision of social equality and dignity to all.
Writing a separate judgment, Justice Ramna said that a lot of time and labor is devoted to domestic work, which is more for women than men. No wonder when a housewife gives encouragement. A housewife often prepares meals for the whole family, handles groceries and other shopping needs at home, manages and manages the home and surrounding space, performs decorating, repair and maintenance work, takes care of the needs of children and any elderly member. The house manages the budget and does a lot.
Determining the extraordinary income for a housewife is therefore very important. Recognition of women engaged in this activity, whether by choice or as a result of social or cultural criteria. This indicates to society as a whole that the law and the courts believe in the value of domestic workers ’labor, service and sacrifice.
The remarks were made in a judgment of the apex court in a case related to compensation to the husband and wife of the victims of the two accidents. The couple died in an accident in Delhi in 2014. The husband worked as a teacher and the wife was a housemaid and had two children.
The tribunal had ordered compensation of Rs 40,711 lakh, but the Delhi High Court reduced it to Rs 22 lakh. However, on the application of the affected family, the apex court increased it to 33.20 lakh with 9% interest as compared to 2014 and directed the Oriental Insurance Company to pay it within two months.
A three-judge bench comprising Justice NV Ramna, Justice S Abdul Nazir and Justice Suryakant passed the order. Practically calculated with a formula including compensation for the person working for the accident with but it was difficult for the housewives to decide the income.
The apex court said in its judgment that the court would choose the procedure and the estimated income should be decided uniformly according to the circumstances and circumstances of the particular case, the compensation assessment was not being done conservatively, or too much liberally.