New Delhi: Bringing relief to the working
class of the country amid an unprecedented price rise, the
government has hiked the minimum wages to Rs 100 from existing
Rs 80 per day.
"The decision to hike minimum wages to Rs 100 per day
would be implemented with retrospective effect from November
1, 2009," a Labour Ministry source told PTI.
"The national floor labour minimum wage has been revised
from November 1 on the basis of ensuing consumer price index,"
the source said.
Consequently, the Ministry has asked states and Union
Territories to "fix and revise minimum rates of wages" so as
to ensure that in none of the scheduled employment, the
minimum wages are less than Rs 100 per day, the source said.
The move comes in the backdrop of growing demand from
the working class to review the wage which was last revised in
2007 from Rs 56 to Rs 80. Several trade unions had earlier
made representations demanding a hike in minimum wage.