Minimum monthly wages in Delhi hiked by 15 percent

February 23rd, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday hiked the minimum monthly wages for skilled and unskilled labourers by 15 percent in view of inflation. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The revised rates will be effective from Feb 1.

Announcing the revised wages, Labour Minister Ramakant Goswami said: “The Delhi government is committed to provide relief to low-paid workers, hence, it has been decided to compensate workers with a hike in minimum wages due to inflation.”

He also said that the government may announce another hike in wages in April.

The minimum wages for unskilled workers have been hiked to Rs.234 per day from Rs.203 per day. As per the revised rates, unskilled workers will be getting a monthly salary of Rs.6,084 instead of Rs.5,278.

The minimum wages for semi-skilled workers have been increased from Rs.225 per day to Rs.259, which will hike their monthly salary from existing Rs.5,850 to Rs.6,734.

Skilled workers’ daily wages have been increased from Rs.248 to Rs.285 and their monthly salary will go up to Rs.7,410 from Rs.6,448.

“The daily wages of non-matriculate workers have been hiked to Rs.259 from Rs.225, which will take their monthly wages to Rs.6,734 from Rs.5,850,” Goswami said.

The wages of matriculates have been hiked from Rs.248 per day to Rs.285 per day and their monthly wages would go up to Rs.7,410 from existing Rs.6,448.

The wages for workers with graduation degree and above have been increased from Rs.270 per day to Rs.310 per day. Their monthly salary would go up from Rs.8,060 instead of Rs.7,020.

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