The Delhi Assembly on Thursday passed the Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017 and the Delhi Netaji Subhash University of Technology Bill 2017. The bills were reintroduced in the assembly on Wednesday.

The House had earlier passed both bills in 2015 and sent them to the central government for clearance. But the bills were returned by the President to the assembly for “reconsideration”.

The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017 seeks to make the punishment to violators of minimum wages norm stricter.

In March, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal approved the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s proposal to hike minimum wages for labourers by 37 per cent.

The Delhi Netaji Subhash University of Technology Bill 2017 aims to accord the existing Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT) the status of a university.