Delhi LG returns file on hiking minimum wages


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung gave back the file on increasing minimum wages in the city which was submitted by Delhi government.

The returning of the report by Jung has noted tensions between the government and the other side.

“On a day when 18 crore workers are on strike, Modi’s LG returns file on minimum wages,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Nurses and Radiologists all over the country are on strike. They want a hike in their basic salary or pay. 50 percent increase in the minimum wages was approved by AAP government in the national capital.

The allowance for the increase of minimum wages for skilled workers in Delhi increased from Rs 11,622 to Rs 17,033, for semi-skilled workers from Rs 10,582 to Rs 15,471 and for unskilled workers will increase from Rs 9,568 to Rs 14,052 per month.
After the cabinet’s approval, the file was sent to Jung for his acceptance over the same.

Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai had also met Jung over the issue and said, “the LG returned the file has some errors in it.”

“I met LG today (Friday) and he told me that there were some errors in the minimum wages file so he returned it and asked us to submit it again,” Rai said.

He noted that “The LG had agreed with the government’s decision to increase the minimum wages in the national capital.”

“I have called an emergency meeting of officials of the department over the issue. We will again send the file to LG after doing away with the errors today (on Friday) itself,” Rai added.

Rai will submit the file to Jung on the same day.

Weforenews Bureau

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