Haryana hikes minimum wages for workers

Haryana Wage

The Haryana government today announced an increase in minimum wages of workers by Rs 120 per month which will be effective from July one this year.

The decision to increase the minimum wages would benefit more than 11.5 lakh labourers working in factories, shops, dhabas, small undertakings and brick kilns, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said.

As many as 7.5 lakh workers are working in about 11,500 large and small-scale industries and four lakh people are working in shops, dhabas and small undertakings. The consumer price index is reviewed after every six months in January and July and the minimum wages are determined as per the increase or decrease in the consumer price index, he added.

Giving details of the minimum wages, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shiv Charan Lal Sharma said that the unskilled labourers in the state would now get a minimum wage of Rs 4,967.29 per month or Rs 191.04 per day, semi skilled (A) Rs 5,097.29 per month or Rs 196.04 daily, semi skilled (B) Rs 5,227.29 per month or Rs 201.04 daily.

Similarly, skilled labourers (A) would now get minimum wage of Rs 5,357.29 per month or Rs 206.04 daily and skilled (B) would get Rs 5487.29 per month or Rs 211.04 daily.

The highly skilled workers would now get minimum wage of Rs 5,617.29 per month or Rs 216.04 daily.

The minister said that the minimum wages of the labourers working in the brick kilns have also been increased.

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