Govt Hikes Minimum Wage to Rs 160

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New Delhi: After a gap of two years, the government today hiked the minimum wage for workers by Rs. 23 to Rs. 160 a day. The increased wages will be applicable from July 1.

In a statement, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatraya said the decision to revise upwards the National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMW) has been taken in view of the increase in retail inflation for industrial workers.

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“National Floor Level Minimum Wage has been revised upwards from the existing Rs. 137 to Rs. 160 per day with effect from July 1, 2015,” the release said.

In a letter written to all the Chief Ministers and LGs, Dattatraya asked them to take “necessary steps for fixation/ revision of the minimum rates of wages in respect of all scheduled employment in states/UTs not below the NFLMW of Rs. 160 per day with effect from July 1, 2015”.

The Minister also stressed on implementation of various provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

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