Good news: Kejriwal government increased the minimum wage of laborers, new rates will be applicable from April 1

New Delhi. After the unlocking of the lockdown for the prevention of Coronavirus, now the Delhi Government has announced to give big relief to the people of the working class.

An order has been issued by the Delhi government to increase the dearness allowance of unskilled, semi-skilled and other workers. Along with this, the government has also ordered that payment should be ensured with increased rates. The increased rates will be considered effective from April 1.

Delhi Deputy CM and Labor Minister Manish Sisodia has issued an order to increase dearness allowance of unskilled, semi-skilled and other workers of Delhi on Friday. Along with this, the Deputy Chief Minister has also directed everyone to ensure payment with the increased rate.

Deputy CM Sisodia said that keeping in mind the interests of the poor and working class, this big step has been taken during the Corona epidemic. The employees of clerical and supervisor class will also get the benefit of this. He said that dearness allowance cannot be stopped to such workers of unorganized sector, who normally get only minimum wages. Therefore, the Delhi government has announced a new minimum wage by adding dearness allowance.

Under Dearness Allowance, the monthly salary of unskilled laborers has been increased from Rs 15,492 to Rs 15,908, the monthly salary of semi-skilled workers has been increased from Rs 17,069 to Rs 17,537. The monthly salary of skilled workers has been increased from Rs 18,797 to Rs 19,291.

Apart from this, the rate of minimum wages for supervisor and clerical employees has been increased. In these, the monthly salary of non-matriculated employees has been increased from Rs 17,069 to Rs 17,537, for matric but non-graduate employees from Rs 18,797 to Rs 19,291 and for workers with graduate and above educational qualifications from Rs 20,430 to Rs 20,976.

Sisodia said that although we are cutting many expenses of the government, but keeping in mind the interest of the laborers, we have decided to increase their dearness allowance. Today every section of the society has also been affected financially due to Corona. On top of that, items of daily consumption like pulses and oil have also become expensive.

I hope that this increase will help the laborers. The Deputy CM shared that the minimum wage paid to laborers in Delhi is the highest as compared to any other state in the country. At least 55 lakh contractual workers will benefit from this increase.

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