Punjab govt increases minimum wages

PTI Chandigarh | Updated on April 30, 2013

On the eve of May Day, the Punjab government today announced to increase the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers with effect from March 1.

“The wages of labourers, working in various factories, offices and brick kilns have been revised,” Labour Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani said.

The wages of unskilled labourers like chowkidaar, peon, helpers have been revised from Rs 5,200 to Rs 5,695 per month.

Likewise, the wages of semi-skilled workers have been revised from Rs 5,980 to Rs 6,475 per month.

The minister said that the skilled worker like black smith and electrician having five year experience on un-skilled post will get minimum Rs 7,372 per month instead of Rs 6,877.

Wages of high-skilled like graduate, technical degree holder, truck driver has been revised from Rs 7,909 to Rs 8,404.

Jayani said that the wages of category-A staff like post graduate, MBA has been revised from Rs 10,370 to Rs 10,865, category-B like graduate has been revised from Rs 8,700 to Rs 9,195, category-C staff like under-graduate has been revised from Rs 7,200 to Rs 7,695 and category-D staff like matriculate has been revised from Rs 6,000 to Rs 6,495 per month.

Punjab Government is all set to build labour sheds and night shelters in different parts of the state for the construction workers with the cost of Rs 10 crore in the financial year 2013-14, he said.

Published on April 30, 2013

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