Labourers to get minimum wages as per new index
New Delhi, Jan 5 (PTI) The government has firmed up an indexing system of minimum wages for various categories of labour to match the inflation after Congress President Sonia Gandhi asked Prime Minister Manmohan to ensure that labourers are paid the minimum wages.
The Rural Development Ministry is soon expected to issue a notification detailing the payment of minimum wages to various categories of workers, like industrial labourer or agricultural labourer, in tune with inflation, sources said tonight.
The order will be effective from January 1, 2011, they said.
Gandhi, in her capacity of National Advisory Council (NAC) Chairperson, had written to Singh, saying that the wages of labourers should be linked to Consumer Price Index (CPI) to ensure that they are protected against the inflation, sources said.