Delhi Govt Raises Minimum Wages of Labourers

Delhi Government Raises Minimum Wages of Labourers

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Delhi Government raised the Minimum Monthly Wages of labourers. An official statement was given on Friday i.e. 20-May-2022 by the Delhi Government. According to this Dearness Allowance (DA) has increased for labourers in view of the high rate of inflation.

The increased minimum wages for labourers will be applicable from 1 April 2022.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Amidst the rising inflation, this is a big step taken in the interest of the labour class. These steps have been taken in the interest of the poor and working class, who have suffered disproportionately due to the current pandemic. The hike in minimum wages will give respite to the labour class facing back-breaking inflation.”

The monthly wage has been increased from ₹ 16,064 to ₹ 16,506 for unskilled workers, from ₹ 17,693 to ₹ 18,187 for semi-skilled workers, and from ₹ 19,473 to ₹ 20,019 for skilled workers.

Additionally, the minimum wage rates for the supervisor and the clerical cadre of employees have also been revised. The monthly wages for non-matriculated employees have been increased from ₹ 17,693 to ₹ 18,187 and for matriculating employees, from ₹ 19,473 to ₹ 20,019. For graduates and those with higher educational qualifications, the monthly wages have been hiked from ₹ 21,184 to ₹ 21,756.

Manish Sisodia said, ”Minimum wages in Delhi are the highest in comparison to any other state. Delhi government is constantly revising the Dearness Allowance every 6 months, to provide respite to all workers of Delhi from the inflation.”

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