Delhi government to increase minimum daily wages of workers amid Covid-19
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia announced a hike in the minimum wages of the unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled labourers to help them fight back the impacts of the pandemic on their economic conditions.
This increases the monthly wages of the unskilled workers from Rs 15,908 to Rs 16,064, while that of the 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.
The dearness allowance of the Delhi government staff will also see a hike, the official statement read. 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 labourers with graduate and above educational qualification has been increased from Rs 20,976 to Rs 21,184.
"The minimum wage paid to labourers 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," Sisodia said.
He further added that the step was taken to help the working class of the section meet every socio-economic challenge amid the pandemic. But, the clerical and supervisor class employees will also enjoy this benefit, he added.