Wages hiked to fight inflation

New rates come after fixing dearness allowance

 The government has implemented new hiked rates of minimum wages in unskilled,
semi-skilled and skilled categories in all scheduled appointments with effect from October 1, said Delhi labour minister A K Walia on Friday.

The new rates have been worked out after the adjustment of dearness allowance. They will also be applicable to clerical and non-technical supervisory staff appointments. Walia added that the city government has revised the rates to bring minimum wages at par with the inflationary trends.

Monthly minimum wages

As per the new rates, the monthly minimum wage of unskilled workers has been fixed at Rs 7,254 against Rs 7,020. Their per day wage has gone up from Rs 270 to 279.


For semi-skilled workers the new monthly minimum wage is Rs 8,008 instead of Rs 7,748 while the per day wage is Rs 308 in place of Rs 298. For skilled workers the minimum monthly wage has been increased to Rs 8,814, earlier it was Rs 8,528. The per day wage has gone up from Rs 328 to Rs 339.


The new monthly wage of non-matriculates in clerical and non-technical supervisory staff is Rs 8,008 instead of Rs 7,748. The per day wage is fixed at Rs 308, earlier it was Rs 298.

For matriculates but not graduates the new monthly wage has been raised to Rs 8,814 in place of Rs 8,528. The per day wage has gone up from Rs 328 to Rs 339.
For graduates and above, the new monthly minimum wage is Rs 9,594 instead of Rs 9,282. The per day wage is Rs 369, earlier it was Rs 357.

According to the minister, the workers have been asked to contact labour department in case they are not paid wages as per the new hiked rates.

They can also register their complaints on labour department’s number 12789.

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