Delhi increases minimum wages

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhi Monday hiked the minimum wages for workers in most of the categories of scheduled employment here, a minister said.

The government increased the wages in the unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled categories of the work force.

“While the new rates have been worked out after adjustment of dearness allowance, these have become applicable in respect of clerical and non-technical supervisory staff in all the scheduled employments,” said state Labour Minister A.K. Walia.

With the new rates coming into effect from April l, 2013, minimum wages of unskilled worker per month have been increased from Rs.7,254 to Rs.7,722.

In respect of semi-skilled worker, the hiked monthly minimum wage has been fixed at Rs.8,528 against Rs.8,008 earlier.

A skilled worker in the capital now will get a minimum wage of Rs.9,386 which was earlier Rs.8,814.

“All the employers are again directed to ensure payment to the workers through electronic clearance system (ECS) or by cheque,” said the minister.

The workers have been asked to contact the district office of the labour department in case they are not paid wages as per the hiked rates.

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