Haryana has revised the minimum wages of workers by Rs 134 a month for all categories of labourers in the state.
According to a senior official, the decision to increase the minimum wage would benefit over 1.1 million labourers in the state working in factories, brick kilns, dhabas, small undertakings and shops. This includes 750,000 workers of about 10,500 industrial units and 400,000 people working in the shops, dhabas and small undertakings.
The consumer index was reviewed after every six months in January and July, and the minimum wages were determined as per increase or decrease in the consumer index, he added.
Giving details of the minimum wages, the Labour and Employment Minister Mahender Pratap Singh said that the unskilled labourers in the State would now get a minimum wage of Rs 4,348.21 a month or Rs 167.23 a day, semi skilled (A) Rs 4,478.21 a month or Rs 172.23 a day, semi-skilled (B) Rs 4,608.21 a month or Rs 177.23 daily. Similarly, skilled labourers (A) would now get minimum wage of Rs 4,738.21 a month or Rs 182.23 daily and skilled (B) would get Rs 4,868.21 a month or Rs 187.23 daily. A highly skilled worker would now get minimum wage of Rs 4,998.21 a month and Rs 192.23 daily.
The minister said that the minimum wage of the labourers working in brick kilns has also been increased. Now, pathera brick and pathera tiles would get Rs 247.76 and Rs 278.73 a day, respectively. Bharai wala (a) and (b) would get Rs 111.49 and Rs 91.67 a day, respectively. Keri wala and nikasi wala would get Rs 19.82 and Rs 81.76 per thousand respectively. Mason would now get Rs 4,738.21 per month.
The new rates would be effective from July 1, 2010, he added.