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Minimum wage for contract workers hiked to Rs 10,000

The minimum wage for contract workers has been increased to Rs 10,000 per month, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said on KMonday. The MoS for Labour and Employment informed the Lok Sabha that the wage hike has been done based on a Supreme Court verdict. Asserting that the government is committed towards the betterment of the working class, he said workers are being protected through all the rights.

“Recently, we have increased minimum wage to Rs 10,000 at the national level, taking into consideration the Consumer Price Index and Dearness Allowance. This was based on the verdict of the Supreme Court. We have linked this increase of minimum wage to pension and bonus,” he said during Question Hour.

On April 17, Dattatreya had said the government would bring out an executive order to ensure that contract workers get a minimum wage of Rs 10,000 per month.
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