Punjab Government Increased Minimum Wages of Construction Workers

In view of Diwali, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Bhagwant Mann approved the hike in the Minimum Wages of Construction Workers.

Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Bhagwant Mann has approved the hike of Rs. 715 per month for the Construction Workers. The decision regarding this had been taken during chairing a review meeting of the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board on 10 October 2022, Monday.

Chief Minister said, the minimum wages of Unskilled Workers have been hiked to Rs. 9907 from the existing Rs. 9192, whereas for the Semi-Skilled Worker have been hiked to Rs. 10687 from the existing Rs. 9972.

Likewise, the Chief Minister said the minimum wages of Skilled Workers have been increased to Rs. 11584 from the existing Rs. 10869 and the Highly Skilled Workers have been increased to Rs. 12616 from the existing Rs. 11901.

The Latest Minimum Wages of Construction Workers in Punjab will be as follow:

Class of EmploymentTotal Per Month
UnskilledRs. 9907
Semi-SkilledRs. 10687
SkilledRs. 11584
Highly SkilledRs. 12616

Chief Minister of Punjab further said currently 5.30 Lakh workers have been registered with the board, which needs to be enhanced up to a minimum of 15 Lakh. Also, he asked the board to intensify the campaign by sending teams to villages, towns, labour chowks and construction sites.

Mr. Mann also launched a mobile app named “Punjab Kirti Sahayak” for facilitating labour and construction workers to get all their details through a single click. The construction workers may now get themselves registered with the board from anywhere and anytime.

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