New Delhi: Delhi government on Friday effected marginal hike in minimum wages for various categories of skilled and unskilled workers in the city.
The new rates will be applicable from Oct 1 to all 29 scheduled employment categories notified by the government.
Labour Minister A K Walia said monthly minimum wages of unskilled labourers have been increased from Rs 7,020 to Rs 7,254 while the monthly wage has been raised to Rs 8,008 from Rs 7,748 for semi-skilled labourers.
The daily wages for unskilled labourers has gone up from Rs 270 to 279 while in respect of semi skilled workers the daily wages has been fixed at Rs 308 against earlier Rs 298.
In respect of skilled labourers, the minimum salary has been increased to Rs 8,814 from existing Rs 8,528.
The wages in respect of clerical and non-technical supervisory staff have also been increased.
While the wages in respect of matriculates but not graduates has been increased from Rs 8,528 to Rs 8,814 the same for educated workers - graduates and above - has been increased from Rs 9,282 to Rs 9,594.
Walia said Delhi Government has been regularly revising the minimum wages after making necessary adjustment of dearness allowance in tune with inflationary trends.
He claimed that Delhi Government has been providing highest minimum wages in the country.