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Govt to strictly implement new wages rules: Kejriwal

Participating in the discussion on ‘Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill, 2015’ in Assembly, he warned those organisations which violate provisions of bill against strict action.

The legislations — Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill, 2015 in Assembly and The Working Journalists and other Newspapers Employees (Conditions of Services) and Miscellaneous Provisions (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2015 are likely to be passed in the Assembly on Wednesday. According to the Chief Minister, the Supreme Court had in 1992 given a judgment on minimum wages, but no government has implemented the apex court’s ruling so far in India.

“As per my view, Delhi government is the first government which is going to implement the Supreme Court’s judgment in national capital.

“As per existing Act, if employer violates the rules, there is a provision of imprisonment of up to six months and a fine of up to Rs 500 only. But, our government is now going to increase imprisonment of up to three years and will ensure that this new legislation is strictly enforced in Delhi,” Kejriwal told the House.

He alleged that previous government have not taken any step about labourers’ welfare until big agitations took place. 

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