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Delhi government moves SC against judgement quashing minimum wages

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The government on Thursday moved the against the judgement quashing a notification on the and another on enhancement of minimum wages in the capital.

In its petition, the government says the committee formed by it was "broadbased" which included representatives from (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), PHD Chamber of Commerce and other organisations.

"All these have a vast network with members from manufacturers, factory owners and entrepreneurs not only in Delhi but at all-level," the said in a statement.

Rai's office filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the on Wednesday through its on record Chirag M Shroof.

"It has also engaged two senior counsels, and C.U. Singh, to defend the case with reference to the order of the High court," the statement said.

In the SLP, Rai's office said, the has raised the issue that has not commented anything adverse for the application of formula for wage calculation i.e. kilocalorie intake per day required for a worker to perform moderate activity, prices of food, clothing, housing, light and fuel and education, including social functions and other family commitments.

The Delhi on August 4 had quashed two notifications, issued last year by the Delhi Government, relating to revision of minimum wages for all classes of workmen in all scheduled employments by calling it "completely flawed" and "a decision taken in a hurry".

Meanwhile, Rai had argued that the scheme would have increased the minimum wages of an from a mere Rs 9,500 a month to Rs 13,800.



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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 21:24 IST