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Agnivesh lauds Del govt's law on minimum wages

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Activist Swami today called for making a model state by strictly implementing a law on minimum wages for labourers in the unorganised sector.

lauded the for coming out with the law at a meeting held at Bandhua Mukti Morcha's office where the issue of non-payment of minimum wages was discussed.

The Morcha, chaired by Agnivesh, works for the registration of unorganised sector labour in and ensuring payment of minimum wages to them.

"I thank the for its law on minimum wages. But, now there is need for strict implementation of it to make a model state," said.

"A majority of workers are not aware of their right to be paid minimum wages. We will approach stakeholders for a campaign to raise awareness on this," he said.

The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017, passed by the state Assembly was approved by last week. It provides for a fine ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000 and jail term between one to three years, for non-payment of minimum wages.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 22:30 IST