DELHI: Delhi Govt. Raises Minimum Wages of Labourers by 3%


DELHI:  Today, The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) government hiked the minimum wage of labor by around 3 percent.

In the period after the hike in dearness allowance(DA), the monthly wages of unskilled laborers have been increased from Rs 16,064 to Rs 16,506 per month. Similarly, the wages for semi-skilled laborers have been increased by Rs 494 and will be Rs 18,187 per month.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said – “Minimum wages in Delhi are the highest in comparison to any other state. The Delhi government is revising DA every six months, to provide respite to all workers of Delhi from inflation”

“The move will benefit unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled, and other workers in all scheduled employment under the aegis of the Delhi government,”

Adding to this, “These steps have been taken in the interest of the poor and working-class, who have suffered disproportionately due to the pandemic. This order shall also benefit those in clerical and supervisory jobs.”

For skilled laborers, wages have been increased from Rs 19,473 to Rs 20,019 a month.

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