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Delhi Government Increases Minimum Wages

Delhi government today increased the minimum wages for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled in the national capital.

The new rates have come into effect from today. Last time the rates were revised in April this year.

The government has increased monthly minimum wages of unskilled labour from Rs 7,722 to Rs 8,086, of semi-skilled labour from Rs 8,528 to Rs 8,918 and of skilled labour from ` Rs 9,386 to Rs 9,802.

There has been monthly hike of Rs 364, Rs 390 and Rs 416 of un-skilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers respectively.

Announcing the hike, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that the increase in the minimum wages was done after adjustment of the average consumer price index number on half yearly basis by addition of dearness allowances in the wages.

"This reflects pro-active, pro-labour policies of the city Government," she said.

The rates are applicable in respect of un-skilled, semi- skilled and skilled categories in Shops and Establishments and Clubs. 

Order Dated 19th Sptember, 2013

Economic Times, New Delhi, 02-10-2013

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