The Delhi Cabinet has decided to enhance the minimum wages of workers in the national capital. The Heads of Departments (HoDs) have been direct to ensure that workers must get minimum wages.
The Labour Department has been asked to prepare a policy for contract labourers.
The department has been directed to ensure that in place of technical revision of minimum wages, which had been happening so far, the new policy will emphasize on how much wages will be sufficient for leading a decent life in Delhi.
The Government has also decided that the contractors who don’t pay minimum wages would be blacklisted. Performance appraisal of the present labour contractors would also be done.
The government has been receiving complaints that many contractors keep the ATM cards of the labourers and unauthorisedly withdraw part of the cash which should be paid to labourers. Several other similar anti-labour measures are being resorted to by some contractors. The government has also decided to look into such complaints seriously.