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50 percent increase in minimum wages for workers in Delhi

Staff Writer | August 16, 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a nearly 50 percent increase in minimum wages for all working class in the national capital and urged the Prime Minister and all the CMs to do the same across the country.
Arvind Kejriwal
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Speaking at Independence Day celebrazion at Chhatrasal Stadium here, Kejriwal said that Cabinet will clear the proposal to revise minimum wages later this week, asserting that policies that only take care of super rich won't work.

"My government is for rich, middle and poor classes. However, AAP government works most for poor and middle class. We are increasing minimum wages by about 50 percent later this week," Kejriwal said.

As per the government's proposal, the minimum wages for unskilled person will be Rs 14,052 against the existing Rs 9,568 in the national capital. Besides, the same for semi-skilled and skilled persons will increase from Rs 10,582 to Rs 15,471 and from Rs 11,622 to 17,033 respectively. ..

"Some traders and industrialists recently met me and asked that their profits will decrease once the government increases minimum wages. I want to assure that more money to poor will also boost the economy. Policies that only take care of super rich won't work," he said.

He said that with time poor are getting poorer, rich getting richer, adding that government will have to take responsibility of the aam aadmi (common man) working in Delhi and those who have less in life, should have more in law.



 

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