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Thursday, 12 May 2016

DEMAND OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR CONTRACT WORKERS

Demand of Minimum Wages for Contract Workers is under Consideration of Government.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2006
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.05.2016

DEMAND OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR CONTRACT WORKERS

2006. DR. K.P. RAMALINGAM:

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that the central trade unions have criticized the draft Contract Labour Rules which propose a minimum wage of Rs.10,000/- for contract workers among others;

(b) whether it is also a fact that they have demanded a minimum wage of Rs.18,000 for all;

(c)whether it is also a fact that the draft rules that seek to modify some provisions of Contract Labour Rules, 1971 were not notified on March 30, 2016 by Government for seeking comments within a month to formalise it; and

(d) if so, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (d): Considering the wage security for the contract workers, proposal for rationalization of wages for contract workers, so as to ensure that the minimum monthly wage of such workers does not fall below Rs. 10,000/-, was under consideration of the Government. After due deliberation, a draft Notification for amending Rule 25(2)(iv) of the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 was issued to give effect to the above stated objective and comments of stakeholders were solicited vide Notification No. G.S.R. 368(E) dated 30.03.2016. All comments/suggestions received from stakeholders within the prescribed time limit are under examination. The final notification will accordingly be issued after consideration of the suggestions and approval of the competent authority.

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Source:- rajyasabha.nic.in

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