Minimum wages for contract workers to be fixed at Rs 10,000

File Photo: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya at EPFO office in New Delhi.

Central government has decided to bring out an executive order to increase the minimum wages to 10,000 rupees per month for contract labourers across the country.

Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said a gazette notification would be issued within a week in this regard.

He criticised the opposition parties for not cooperating with the government on the issue.

He said the government was trying to amend the minimum wages act for this purpose but the amendments were stuck in parliament due to non cooperation of opposition parties in parliament.

According to official media, union labour minister said that the executive order is being issued keeping in view the interests of contract workers and made it clear that all state governments are expected to implement the order without fail.

The Union Minister further said that six regional conferences will be held next month to review all labour laws in the country.

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