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Delhi government launches 'Operation Minimum wage' to check violations

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The government on Monday launched a 10-day special drive to check whether rules set by it are being followed in the national capital, and conducted inspections at 20 public and private institutions on the first day.

talking to the reporters here, said during the inspections by nine teams of the special task force (STF) in west Delhi, it was found that some government and private institutions were not complying with the rules as notified by the (AAP) government.

"Those found to be violating the rules are being issued showcause notices. We have asked the violators to appear before the court of west on December 24 with proper documents," Rai said.

On Tuesday, he said, the special task force will conduct "Operation Minimum Wage" in the south district of the department and those found violating the norms will have to appear before the court on December 25.

"We will conduct this drive till December 21 and go to one district every day," Rai said.

In Monday's drive, Rai personally inspected in Mangolpuri and Hospital in Shalimar Bagh here.

"In Sanjay Gandhi hospital, we found that the workers are only being paid Rs 8,000 and some have not received any salary for the past six months," Rai said.

Other locations where the task force went for inspection and found violations include in Sector 25 of Rohini, in Sector 6 Rohini, near Rithala metro station and Rajeev Gandhi hospital, among more.

The government has fixed wages of various categories on the basis of skills. The for the unskilled labourers is Rs 14,000 per month while that for semi-skilled is Rs 15,400 per month and for the skilled, it is Rs 16,962 per month.



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First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 01:18 IST