Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda last week announced to increase the minimum wages for industrial labourers and those engaged in brick-kilns by Rs 155 thus benefitting a large number of labourers in the state.
Hooda said, with this enhancement, an unskilled labourer would get minimum wages of Rs 4,503 per month or Rs 173 per day.
He said these wages have been raised in view of the increase of 67 points in the price index and these wages would be effective from January 1, 2011.
He said, at present, there were about 11,500 small and large industrial units in the state in which about 750,000 labourers were working. Similarly, about 400,000 workers were working at shops and small units.
Detailing out the wages, Haryana Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shiv Charan Sharma said, in case of unskilled labourers, the monthly wages would be Rs 4,502.98 and daily wages Rs 173.19. In case of semi-skilled (A), these would be Rs 4632.98 and Rs 178.19. Similarly, in case of semi-skilled (B) labourers, the wages would be Rs 4,762.98 per month and Rs 183.19 per day. For skilled (A) category, these would be Rs 4,892.98 and Rs 188.19 and for skilled (B) category, these would be Rs 5,022.98 and Rs 193.19. He said, a skilled labourer would get a monthly wage of Rs 5,152.98 and daily wage of Rs 198.19.
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