New Delhi: All shops and establishments,
industrial units, hospitals, educational institutions,
government and semi-government entities in the city will have
to pay their lower level employees wages through cheque or
electronic transfer into bank accounts from now onwards.
The Delhi government on Tuesday issued an order to this effect
aiming to ensure that the labourers and lower level employees
get their salary as per minimum wages fixed by the government.
"We are committed to implement provisions of the Minimum
Wages Act, 1948 so that the interests of labour could be fully
safeguarded," Labour and Industries Minister Ramakant Goswami
Officials said the government has decided to issue the
order to end exploitation of labours as it has been receiving
complaints that they are paid less than the prescribed minimum
The Labour department has asked the employees to give
written authorisation letter for payment through cheque or by
crediting the wages in their bank accounts.
Goswami said henceforth the wages will have to be
released only through the crossed cheques or by ECS.
Officials said employers will have to facilitate opening
of bank accounts of their employees.
"All employers are being directed to comply with orders,"