After Firecracker Restriction, SC asks HR Depts to Stop Giving Employees Dry Fruit Hampers

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After Firecracker Restriction, SC asks HR Depts to Stop Giving Employees Dry Fruit Hampers

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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he Supreme Court’s restrictions on bursting firecrackers may have come across as draconian to many. But the court has a chance to redeem itself. For what could act as a godsend for a massive number of Indian employees, the court might soon ask companies to refrain from handing out dry fruit hampers as Diwali gifts.

The court will be responding to a PIL filed by a disgruntled IT employee who claims he has been getting kaju-badam exclusively for the last 5 years, and now has enough to start his own mithai shop. He wants the practice banned before he is forced to move out of his apartment to make way for another box.

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