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No delay in fixing floor wages: Labour ministry

  • The fixing of the new wage benchmarks is mandated by the Code on Wages Bill passed in 2019. On June 3
While there would be different minimum wages for different categories of jobs and these will vary according to geographical zones(HT File Photo)
While there would be different minimum wages for different categories of jobs and these will vary according to geographical zones(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 03:12 AM IST
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No intention to delay fixation of minimum wage, national floor wage: Govt

  • The government constituted an 'expert group' under the chairmanship of Professor Ajit Mishra, who is a renowned economist, to offer technical inputs and recommendations on the fixation of minimum wages and national floor wages.
Representational: The govt has formed an expert panel to recommend the minimum wage floor with a three-year tenure.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
Representational: The govt has formed an expert panel to recommend the minimum wage floor with a three-year tenure.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 03:41 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Petition turned down, EPFO tells vet varsity to deposit employees’ share

The exemption plea of the university was rejected since it did not fulfil the conditions laid down by the EPFO
Published on Dec 16, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHarvinder Kaur, Ludhiana

Centre planning to introduce ‘One Nation, One Pay Day’ system: Labour Minister

“There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon,” Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said.
The central government is in the process of implementing Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code, and Code on Wages.(Reuters File Photo)
The central government is in the process of implementing Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code, and Code on Wages.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Minimum pay may jump 28% on government’s wage code

The Code on Wages 2019 provides for a statutory national floor wage rate, below which no minimum wages can be fixed by any state body or employer. The draft will be finalised in about four months after public consultations and suggestions.
The national minimum floor wage in the country could go up by 28% from an existing non-binding guideline wage set in 2017 based on new criteria proposed by the Union government. (Representative Image)(Reuters File / Representational Image)
The national minimum floor wage in the country could go up by 28% from an existing non-binding guideline wage set in 2017 based on new criteria proposed by the Union government. (Representative Image)(Reuters File / Representational Image)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Supreme Court allows Delhi government to notify 37% hike in minimum wage

The hike, recommended by a 36-member committee, is over and above the revised wages that were notified in 2017.
Supreme Court has allowed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government to notify the revised minimum wages for workers(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court has allowed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government to notify the revised minimum wages for workers(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Budget 2019: Wage system revamp key to more inclusive growth

Minimum wages, a welfare feature of most advanced and developing economies, are floor wages benchmarked to inflation and designed to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation.
The government is slated to introduce The Code of Wages Bill, 2019 in the current session of Parliament, aimed at rationalising minimum wages in step with proposals made out in the Survey.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The government is slated to introduce The Code of Wages Bill, 2019 in the current session of Parliament, aimed at rationalising minimum wages in step with proposals made out in the Survey.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Agri income scheme may give ‘bigger’ relief to UP farmers

High indebtedness, low agri household income, large number of small holdings are a feature of the agriculture sector in UP.
As many 1.33 lakh holdings are semi medium (2-4 hectare), 3.98 lakh medium (4 to 10 hectares) and 25,300 are large holdings, that is, 10 hectares and above.(Representative image)
As many 1.33 lakh holdings are semi medium (2-4 hectare), 3.98 lakh medium (4 to 10 hectares) and 25,300 are large holdings, that is, 10 hectares and above.(Representative image)
Published on Feb 04, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByBrajendra K Parashar, Lucknow

With new approach, NREGS saw boost in productivity, shows study

A subtle shift by the NDA government in its approach to NREGS, without changing its basic features, has allowed more funding of assets owned by small farmers, helping to raise their productivity, but selection of beneficiaries needs more transparency, a government-sponsored study shows.
The NREGS, a landmark anti-poverty programme launched by the previous UPA government, has been more tilted towards asset-creation under the present government, rather than being a purely wage-driven programme.(Picture for representation)
The NREGS, a landmark anti-poverty programme launched by the previous UPA government, has been more tilted towards asset-creation under the present government, rather than being a purely wage-driven programme.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 07:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Delhi government to crack down on minimum wage violators

The Delhi government had implemented minimum wage slabs in March last year. According to the revised pay scale, workers in the unskilled category should get Rs14,000 per month, semi-skilled Rs15,400 per month and skilled workers Rs 16,962 per month.
As part of Delhi government’s campaign, 10 enforcement teams of the labour department will inspect firms and factories to check if owners are paying government minimum wages.(Reuters File / Representative Photo)
As part of Delhi government’s campaign, 10 enforcement teams of the labour department will inspect firms and factories to check if owners are paying government minimum wages.(Reuters File / Representative Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 01:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Centre may reimburse private firms for increased maternity leave

In a bid to help women on maternity leave retain their jobs, the government may dip into labour welfare cess collected by states to reimburse employers providing maternity benefits to female staff, officials familiar with the matter said.
The proposal comes in the backdrop of the amendment made in 2017 to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, under which maternity leave was increased from 12 to 26 weeks to enable women to breastfeed babies for six months after birth.(Getty Images/Representational Photo)
The proposal comes in the backdrop of the amendment made in 2017 to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, under which maternity leave was increased from 12 to 26 weeks to enable women to breastfeed babies for six months after birth.(Getty Images/Representational Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 09:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Aam Admi Party govt announces new minimum wages

“According to the revised pay scale, unskilled category will get Rs14,000 per month, semi-skilled Rs15,400 per month and skilled workers 16,962 per month,” labour minister Gopal Rai said
The announcement came a day after Supreme Court allowed the Arvind Kejriwal-led government to implement the March 2017 notification on minimum wages for three months(HT FIle)
The announcement came a day after Supreme Court allowed the Arvind Kejriwal-led government to implement the March 2017 notification on minimum wages for three months(HT FIle)
Published on Nov 02, 2018 09:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

South Delhi civic body will pay old salaries to contractual staff

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation said it will go back to pre-August wages, which was hiked by 37% by the Delhi government. The notification was later quashed by the high court leading to SDMC slashing salaries of contractual employees, but the notification was quashed by the high court.
The Delhi government in March had hiked the basic minimum wage for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers. The decision was quashed by the Delhi high court which said the government had notified it in a “hurry”.(File Picture)
The Delhi government in March had hiked the basic minimum wage for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers. The decision was quashed by the Delhi high court which said the government had notified it in a “hurry”.(File Picture)
Published on Sep 15, 2018 04:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Will adopt Centre’s wage slabs in Delhi, says AAP govt

Under the Centre’s slab, skilled workers will get Rs 17,498 per month as against Rs 16,858 under the Delhi government’s March 2017 notification. Unskilled workers will get Rs 14,378 per month, compared to Delhi government’s Rs 13,896. For semi-skilled workers, it is Rs 15,912 against Delhi’s Rs 15,296.
Labour minister Gopal Rai (pictured) told reporters on Thursday the minimum wages offered by the central government are even higher than the 37% hike that was notified by the Delhi government in March last year.(HT File photo)
Labour minister Gopal Rai (pictured) told reporters on Thursday the minimum wages offered by the central government are even higher than the 37% hike that was notified by the Delhi government in March last year.(HT File photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2018 04:04 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Delhi minimum wage issue: Hopes of better pay dashed, workers put dreams on hold

The Delhi High Court on August 4 quashed the Delhi government’s wage revision after many employers moved court citing additional financial burden.
Daily wage labourers wait to be hired at a ‘labour chowk’ in Kalyan Puri on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Daily wage labourers wait to be hired at a ‘labour chowk’ in Kalyan Puri on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 11:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Pillai and Ashish Mishra, New Delhi

Delhi high court quashes AAP govt’s notification fixing higher minimum wages for workers

The minimum wages of unskilled workers increased from 9,724 to 13,350 per month, for semi-skilled workers from 10,764 to 14,698 and for skilled labourers from 11,830 to 16,182.
Reacting to the judgment, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government had provided relief to poor labourers from inflation by hiking minimum wages.(PTI)
Reacting to the judgment, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government had provided relief to poor labourers from inflation by hiking minimum wages.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 09:39 AM IST
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