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New labour wages in Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Rate of wages, holidays, hours

of work and conditions of skilled and unskilled workmen employed by contractors has been revised by the labour commission of Assam today.

Official sources said as per the revision the rate of wages of an unskilled workmen with ITI Certificate will be Rs 277 per day, skilled workmen other than ITI Certificate holder will be paid Rs 175 and unskilled workmen Rs 169 per day.

The rate of wages has been fixed in such a manner that no skilled workman gets less than the stipulated amount for working for a maximum 8 hours a day and no unskilled workmen gets less than Rs 169 per day, the sources said.

In case of overtime work, the wages will be twice the ordinary rate of wages for every work in excess of 8 hours a day and 48 hours a week. A day of rest has to be allotted every week with pay for working for a continuous period of 6 days a week.

Paid holiday has to be granted to every workmen on January 26, May 1, August 15 and October 2, the sources said, adding each of them will be allowed leave with full wages not exceeding 7 days in a calendar year for attending ceremonies, functions, duties related to his/her religion.

Moreover annual leave with wages is one day for every 20 days of work in a calendar year. In case of leave travel concession, 25 days of average wages earned during the month preceding the calendar year in which the leave is availed, shall be payable once in every alternate year.

The rule comes into force with immediate effect, the sources added.

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First Published: Tue, March 05 2013. 20:05 IST