Good news for unskilled labourers
The Delhi Government said it has raised the dearness allowance (DA) for labourers, on Friday.
With the latest revision in the dearness allowance the monthly wages for unskilled labourers have been raised from ₹16,064 to ₹16,506 per month. Similarly, the wages for semi-skilled labourers have been increased from ₹17,693 to ₹18,187 per month.
Speaking about the increment in wages of daily wage workers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said: “Amidst the rising inflation, this is a big step taken in interest of the labour class. The Delhi Government has hiked the dearness allowance for unskilled working classes in the capital. The move will benefit unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and other workers in all scheduled employment under the aegis of the Delhi Government.”
“These steps have been taken in the interest of the poor and working-class, who have suffered disproportionately due to the current pandemic. This order shall also benefit those in clerical and supervisory jobs,” Sisodia added.
He said people employed on minimum wages in the unorganised sector should also get the benefits of the dearness allowances, which are usually offered to State and Central Government employees.
After the revision of wages by the Government, the monthly wages for unskilled labourers have been revised from ₹16,064 to ₹16,506. For semi-skilled labourers, the monthly wages have been enhanced from ₹17,693 to ₹18,187. For skilled labourers, the wages have been increased from ₹19,473 to ₹20,019 a month. Additionally, the minimum wage rates for the supervisor and the clerical cadre of employees have also been revised.
The monthly wages for non-matriculated employees have been increased from ₹17,693 to ₹18,187 and for matriculate employees, from ₹19,473 to ₹20,019. For graduates and those with higher educational qualifications, the monthly wages have been hiked from ₹21,184 to ₹21,756.
“Minimum wages in Delhi are the highest in comparison to any other State. The Delhi Government is constantly revising the Dearness Allowance every 6 months, to provide respite to all workers of Delhi from the inflation,” said Sisodia.