Delhi govt to begin 10 day minimum wages enforcement campaign

The Delhi government will be carrying out a 10-day enforcement drive from December 10With higher minimum wages supposed to be paid to workers starting this month. The Central government has set new minimum wage rates that are to be paid to the workers for their November salaries that will be disbursed in the first week of December. The new minimum wage rates set by the Central government would be paid to workers for their November salaries that will be disbursed in the first week of December.

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Key Highlights 

  • The government has named it “Operation Minimum Wages”. The Labour Department teams would carry out inspections of factories, workshops, and other businesses to check whether workers have been paid the new rates.
  • The new rates show unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers are to be paid Rs.14,000, Rs.15,400 and Rs.16,962 per month respectively.
  • The Labour Department had also launched a helpline for workers who are not getting the new rates. Complaints received through the helpline, 155214, as well as violations detected through inspections would be acted upon.

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