Thursday, July 19, 2018

Minimum wages revised

Port Blair, July 18: The Lt Governor, A&N Islands has revised Minimum wages across 6 schedules of employment including government offices, departments and industrial establishments on Variable Dearness Allowance pattern w.e.f 01.07.2018. The minimum wages has now been increased by Rs 6/- per day across all schedules of employment. As per the revision, unskilled employees will be paid Rs 443/- per day, Semi- Skilled/Unskilled supervisory- 500/-, Skilled/Clerical-Rs 579/- and Highly Skilled- Rs 643/- per day. All private establishment as well as government departments i.e principal employer outsourcing manpower/security have been directed to ensure that workers are paid minimum wages prior to settlement of running bills of manpower/security agencies. Any cases of less payment of wages in government or private establishments may be brought to the notice of the Labour Commissioner directly or through union for necessary legal action.

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