New Delhi, Dec 08: Ahead of New Year, here comes a piece of good news for the government employees of two states whose hike in dearness allowance has been approved. This news is certainly going to bring cheers on their faces. The hike in dearness allowance has been done as per the recommendation of 7th pay commission. The government employees of Delhi and West Bengal have got their DA hike approved last week.
Reportedly, the wages have been fixed at monthly Rs 15,492 (daily Rs 596) for unskilled workers, Rs 17,069 (daily Rs 657) for semi-skilled workers; while for skilled workers it is fixed at Rs 18,797 (daily Rs 723).
A government statement said the revised minimum wages, including the dearness allowance (DA), will be applicable to unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled categories in all scheduled employments with effect from October 1, 2020.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who is also in-charge of the labour department, said the government will ensure the workers receive timely wages during the coronavirus crisis. (India.com)