Minimum Wage For Graduate Labourers Increased To Rs 21,184 In This State; DA Hiked For State Govt Employees
The pandemic affected us all. But in terms of its effect, it affected those at the bottom of the pyramid more severely than those who are at the top. It took away the jobs of thousands of daily wage earners. Those who retained their jobs had to compromise on the wages. At the same time, the increase in fuel prices and disruptions in supply chains has caused an increased rate of inflation.
So, to assuage the sufferings of those at the bottom of the pyramid, the Delhi government has taken some strong steps.
Delhi Govt. announces minimum wage increase
Recently, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia announced a hike in the minimum wages of the unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled laborers. This decision has been taken with an intention to help them fight back the impacts of the pandemic on their economic conditions.
This increases the monthly wages of unskilled workers from Rs 15,908 to Rs 16,064. The wages of semi-skilled and skilled workers will increase from Rs 17,537 to Rs 17,693 and from Rs 19,291 to Rs 19,473 respectively.
Dearness allowance also sees a hike
The Delhi Government has also announced a hike in the dearness allowance of the Delhi government staff. The monthly salary of matriculated but non-graduate employees has been increased from Rs 19,291 to Rs 19,473 and the monthly salary of laborers with graduate and above educational qualification has been increased from Rs 20,976 to Rs 21,184.
“The minimum wage paid to laborers in Delhi is higher than any other state in the country. The working class troubled with Covid and inflation will receive some relief from the increase in minimum wages,” the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi said.
“The step was taken to help the working class of the section meet every socio-economic challenge amid the pandemic,” he said. Along with laborers, the clerical and supervisor class employees will also enjoy this benefit.
This news will surely bring joy to a lot of people. Diwali has just ended, or has it?