Supreme Court directs AAP government to decide minimum wages ‘afresh’ in 3 months

The Supreme Court has directed the AAP government to redo the exercise of fixing the minimum wages for the scheduled employment afresh within three months. The top court said that the minimum wages for all classes of workmen in all scheduled employment would be governed by the notification issue by the AAP government on an interim basis. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, however, made it clear that, at this stage, no arrears need to be paid but the current wages will be as per the notification dated March 3, 2017 till the time it decides the appeal against the Delhi High Court judgement. As per the notification, the minimum wages for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled labour were fixed at Rs 13,500, Rs 14,698 and Rs 16,182, respectively.

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