Minimum Pay Increases to Rs.21000 ?

Minimum Pay Increases to Rs.21000 ?

Suddenly a news about increasing minimum pay from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 21000 is floating in some websites. All such news items come with the claim of that ‘the sources close to Finance Ministry on condition of anonymity told government Is planning to increase the minimum wage from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 21000. We are also flooded with queries of whether this news is true or false.

As for as we are concerned we came to know that there was no such plan under consideration of central government. Some websites might have posted this news on vested interest or by misunderstanding the amendment made in payment of wages act.

Recently a amendment was made in payment of wages act to increase the wage limit to Rs.24000 for applicability of sub section 6 of section 1 of Payment of wages act 1936. (see the amendment)

This might have been misunderstood by some media that central government is going to increase minimum pay to Rs.21000.

We asked some leaders in NCJCM side, they told that they haven’t any idea about the news and the authenticity of sources of that news.


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