landmark decision taken by BJP government led by Mr. Manohar Lal in the larger interest of workers.
Chandigarh, October 4 – Lauding the efforts of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, towards skill development of workers in the State, Haryana BJP President, Mr. Subhash Barala, said that in line with Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s ‘Skill India’ programme, the number of years for upgradation of unskilled workers to the semiskilled category has been reduced from 10 years to five years, thus paving the way to ensuring better wages to workers after acquiring skills.
In statement issued here, Mr. Barala thanked Mr. Manohar Lal for fulfilling yet another major promise of BJP’s election manifesto by announcing a big hike ranging between 29.10 per cent and 48.38 per cent in the minimum wages of unskilled and skilled workers in the State.
Mr. Barala described it a landmark decision taken by BJP government led by Mr. Manohar Lal in the larger interest of workers. He said that government’s other decision to provide for 100 per cent neutralization of increase in consumer price index by pro rata increase in minimum wages after every six months in future was a historic one. Prior to this, the rate of neutralization was Rs.2.31 per point which has been continuing since last 12 years in the state. This system was defective and did not provide for 100 per cent neutralization of increase in consumer price index. He said that the last revision of minimum wages had been in the year 2007. The Congress government had failed to carry out the mandatory revision due after five years in 2012.
Referring to the hike in minimum wages, he said that minimum wages of unskilled labourers has been increased from Rs 5,886.67 per month to Rs 7,600 per month, Semi-skilled category A from Rs 6,016.67 per month to Rs 7,980 per month, Semi-skilled category B from Rs 6,146.67 per month to Rs 8,379 per month, Skilled category A from Rs 6,276.67 to Rs 8,797.95, Skilled category B from Rs 6,406.67 to Rs 9,237.85 per month and of highly skilled workers from Rs 6,536.67 per month to Rs 9,699.74 per month. With this big hike, rates of minimum wages in Haryana will be the highest in the industrial zones of north and central India, These rates would be applicable from November 1, 2015, he added.