The Delhi Government on 24 April 2012 increased the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers in Delhi. While, the monthly minimum wages of unskilled workers was hiked from 6656 rupees to 7020 rupees, the wages for semi-skilled labour was revised upwards from 7358 to 7748 rupees. In the case of skilled labour the wage was increased from 8112 rupees to 8528 rupees.
The new rates are set to take effect from 1 April 2012 to all 29 scheduled employment categories notified by the government.
The wages of clerical and non-technical supervisory staff in all scheduled employments was also revised upwards as, the minimum wages of non-matriculates was increased from 7358 rupees to 7748 rupees, in respect of matriculates but not graduates from 8112 rupees to 8528 rupees and in respect of graduates and above from 8814 rupees to 9282 rupees.
Last time the wage was revised in October 2011. The Delhi government increased the minimum wages after adjustment of the average consumer price index number on half yearly basis and adding the dearness allowances in to it.
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