Notification of the minimum wage in Delhi Amendment act, 2017
There is a new notification for the minimum wage in Delhi. Employers failing to pay their worker with minimum wages will have a jail for three years and a fine of up to Rs 50,000. The notification came recently with long-pending proposals of enhancing punishments with the Delhi Government.
The passing of the minimum wages Amendment act took place in Delhi on 10th of August 2017. The notification came on 4th of May. According to gazette notification, this took place after the assent of the bill on 26th of April. This took place under Ram Nath Kovind.
Delaying in the approval
At first passing of the bill took place by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Increase in the penalty amount for denying the minimum wages took place on 3rd of December 2015. However, the backing of legislation took place between the State and the Centre. The introduction and passing of bill again took place in the year of 2017 with some changes.
According to the amendment, the rate of payment for overtime will also be greater. The rate of the payment for overtime must not be less than two times of the normal wages. The AAP welcomes the minimum wage in Delhi amendment even after the pending of final approval from the centre.
Arvind Kejriwal amends the law
According to Arvind Kejriwal the law will act strongly against the employer not paying minimum wage in Delhi. Employers are violating the labour rules in the city. Hence they will face fine within a range of Rs20,000 to Rs 50,000.
According to Department of Law, Justice and legislative affairs of the Delhi Government, there is an issue of a notification. The notification makes it mandatory for employers in paying remuneration.
The paying process of remuneration may be electronically or through cheques except in some conditions. Finally, the approval of minimum wage in Delhi act took place after a long time.
In the month of March, last year Anil Baijal was the Lt Governor. He approved the decision in hiking the minimum wages of unskilled, skilled and semi-skilled workers by 37 percent.
For an unskilled worker, the minimum wage must be Rs 13,350 in a month. For a semi-skilled worker, the minimum wage must be Rs 14,698. Lastly, for the skilled workers, the minimum wage will be Rs 16,182.