Delhi Government to Implement Central’s Minimum Wages Scheme

Central’s Minimum Wages Scheme – The State Government of Delhi is going to adopt the Central Government’s minimum wages scheme after the High Court quashed its notification on the matter as “flawed”.

Central’s Minimum Wages Scheme

The Central Government has launched its minimum wages scheme in April. Under this scheme, the central government will ensure higher wages than what the Delhi government’s scheme would have provided. Under the Central Government’s Wages Scheme, the central government will provide approximately Rs 17,400 per month as against Rs 16,800 under the Delhi government scheme

Under the Delhi Government’s Wages Scheme, the state government will provide Rs 14,300 compared with Rs 13,800  to the unskilled. The Delhi High Court on Saturday had struck down the March notification on higher minimum wages for workers in Delhi as “unconstitutional”. The bench said that the constitution of the committee was completely flawed and its advice was not based on relevant material and suffers from non-application of mind.

Apart from this, the Delhi Government will also form a committee with twice the number of representatives on the issue. According to the minister, the government will implement the scheme for two months and take public feedback after the committee is formed and the scheme finalized by the Delhi government.

Previously, the Labour Minister informed that the Delhi government will move the Supreme Court against the High Court judgment. He said that he will hold a meeting with trade unions on August 14 to discuss further course of action.


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