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Delhi govt starts 10-day 'Operation Minimum Wage' drive

Delhi govt starts 10-day Operation Minimum Wage drive

NEW DELHI: Delhi government on Monday started a 10-day drive 'Operation Minimum Wage' and raided 20 places including government and non-government organisations. Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai himself raided Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri and Forty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh.

Under the drive, 9 teams of five officials conducted raids at different locations across the city and will keep a check on the wages paid to the labourers according to their skills, said Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai. "The labourers who are not paid as per the Minimum Wage Act can call 155214 and register their complaint," Rai said.

Under this plan, the Government has formed enforcement teams in all the districts of the labour Department, which consists Assistant Labour Commissioner, Labour Officer, Inspection Officer, Company Inspector and Labour Inspector, he said. "These teams have conducted inspections of various hospitals, Schools , companies, factories, workshops and industrial setups," he said.

The teams conducted raids at Ryan International school, Rohini, Saroj Hospital, Pratibha Public School, Prabhu Dyal Public Scholl, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, BBM Bus Depot and others schools.

The government has fixed wages of various categories on the basis of skills. The minimum wage for the unskilled labourers is Rs 14,000 per month while Rs 15,400 per month for semi-skilled and Rs 16,962 for skilled. "The teams started raiding and check records of the organisations or employers and show cause notices have been sent to organizations," he said. He said violations or non-compliance will attract strict action as per the Minimum Wages Act, 2017.

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