Minimum Labour Wages Revived

JAMMU: Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment, Abdul Gani Malik Monday chaired a meeting of officers which revived wages of labour class, an official spokesman said.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner, Finance, Mohammad Iqbal Khanday, Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Mr. Yadullaha, Labour Commissioner, Sayed Intayat-ullaha, Trade Union Leader Employer and Employees working in various construction agencies.

The meeting decided for enhancement of present wages of unskilled Labour from Rs. 110 to Rs. 150, semi- skilled Labour  from Rs. 150 to 175 and skilled Labour from Rs. 200 to Rs. 225. Similarly, wages of Ministerial Supervisory account staff will get Rs. 200 against Rs. 175 being paid earlier.

The meeting also discussed the matter related to variable Dearness allowance. It was decided that the matter will be given consideration in next Advisory Board Meeting.

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