Haryana increases minimum wages to Rs.134 for workers

Chandigarh, Aug 20 (Calcutta Tube) The Haryana government Friday raised the minimum wages of workers in the state by Rs.134 retrospectively from July 1.

Announcing this, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the increase would benefit more than 11 lakh (1.1 million) people working in factories, shops, dhabas, small undertakings and brick kilns.

‘The consumer index was reviewed after every six month in January and July and the minimum wages were determined as per increase or decrease in the consumer index,’ said Hooda.

Nearly 750,000 (7.5 lakh) workers are working in about 10,500 large and small scale industries and 400,000 (4 lakh) people were working in the shops, dhabas and small undertakings.

Giving details, Labour and Employment Minister Mahender Pratap Singh said the unskilled labourers in the state would now get a minimum wage of Rs.4,348.21 per month or Rs.167.23 per day.

Semi-skilled workers (A-category) would get Rs.4,478.21 per month or Rs.172.23 daily, semi-skilled (B-category) Rs.4,608.21 per month or Rs.177.23 daily.

Skilled labourers (A) would now get minimum wage of Rs.4,738.21 per month or Rs.182.23 daily and skilled (B) would get Rs.4,868.21 per month and Rs.187.23 daily.

Highly skilled workers would get Rs.4,998.21 per month or Rs.192.23 daily.

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