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.


  • The Delhi Cabinet՚s decision:
    • An unskilled worker minimum wages will be ₹ 13,350 per month against the existing ₹ 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.
  • ₹ 50,000 and jail term up to 3 years for violation of minimum wages provisions
  • Semi-skilled and skilled workers wages increased from ₹ 10764 to ₹ 14698 and from ₹ 11830 to ₹ 16182 per month respectively.
  • Recommendations of the 15-member committee set up last year to revise the minimum wages


  • 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
  • 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

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