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No minimum wage revision in Punjab since 2012

Punjab labor dept. delays minimum wage revision since 2012, causing financial losses to workers. Board recommends raising monthly wages to ₹26,000.

The minimum monthly wage amounts to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,736 for an unskilled worker in Punjab.
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, Patiala

Dip in MGNREGA work since pandemic: Data

In the three years since the pandemic, the amount of work in the rural jobs guarantee programme has declined every financial year from 38.9 million person days in 2020-21 to 28 million in the year so far

For representational purposes only. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 10:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

U.P. ASHA workers demand higher wages, state employee status

“We demand a minimum wage of ₹18,000 for ASHA Bahu and ₹24,000 for ASHA Sangini (supervisors). This is the least they should receive, as currently, they do not earn more than ₹12000.”

ASHA workers staging protest in Lucknow (Sourced)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 09:41 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Delhi govt hikes min wage, new rates from October 1

Monthly wages of skilled workers has been increased by ₹312, that of semi-skilled workers by ₹286, and that of unskilled labourers has been increased from ₹260

Now the per day wage of an unskilled worker in Delhi is <span class='webrupee'>₹</span> 673, for semi-skilled <span class='webrupee'>₹</span> 742 and for skilled worker <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>816. The new rates will be applicable from October 1. (Reuters)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 06:21 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Urban job schemes can recharge our cities and fight deep inequalities

India should focus on investing in urban social protection programs to address inequality and improve the lives of the bottom 50%.

Clearly, urban employment programmes are an idea whose time has come.( Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO )
Published on Aug 02, 2023 10:06 PM IST
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