Enhanced wages for labourers with effect from Nov 1: Gopal Rai

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Thursday said that workers, skilled, unskilled or semi-skilled, will get enhanced minimum wages from November 1, a day after the Supreme Court's nod for the same.

"According to the revised pay scale, unskilled category will get Rs 14,000 per month, semi-skilled will get Rs 15,400 and skilled will get Rs 16,962," Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said.

Rai also said his Department will launch a campaign from November 10 to create awareness among workers about amendments to the Minimum Wages Act. President Ram Nath Kovind had in May approved the Delhi government's proposed Bill to amend the Minimum Wages Act, under which employers violating labour rules in the city will face a fine of Rs 50,000 and a jail term of three years. "We will form 10-12 special Task forces to conduct raids and keep check on the wages being distributed after December 10," Rai said.

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