Delhi Government Approves 37 Percent Hike in Minimum Wages (Download PDF)

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The government’s decision to hike by 37 % the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers, Dubbing the 37 % hike in minimum wages for the Delhi as “historic” and “highest” in Independent India.

Highlights

  • The Delhi Cabinet’s decision:

    • An unskilled worker minimum wages will be Rs. 13, 350 per month against the existing Rs. 9, 724 per month.
  • Online information regarding payment of minimum wages is available.
  • Hike in minimum wages will benefit around 50 lakh people in Delhi.
  • Increased salaries will be paid to the workers in accordance with it.
  • Rs. 50, 000 and jail term up to 3 years for violation of minimum wages provisions
  • Semi-skilled and skilled workers wages increased from Rs. 10764 to Rs. 14698 and from Rs. 11830 to Rs. 16182 per month respectively.
  • Recommendations of the 15-member committee set up last year to revise the minimum wages

Background

  • In August 2016, Delhi government proposed a hike of 50 % minimum wages.
  • Decision was struck down by the then Lieutenant Governor Najeen Jung.
  • Last years’ hike and the present 37 % by quoting.

About Arvind Kejriwal:

The Chief Minister of Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal

The Chief Minister of Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal

The Chief Minister of Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal

  • Political party: Aam Aadmi Party
  • Awards: Ramon Magsaysay Award
  • Member of : Delhi Legislative Assembly for New Delhi
  • Kejriwal led AAP to win 67 of the 70 constituencies in the 2015 in Delhi
  • Kejriwal established the Public Cause Research Foundation

Political Career

Political Career of Arvind Kejriwal

Political Career of Arvind Kejriwal

Political Career of Arvind Kejriwal

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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