Minimum Daily Wage
West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.22

15% wage hike for tea workers

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that there would be an interim hike of 15 per cent in the daily wages of tea estate workers in north Bengal at a time plantations were witnessing demonstrations ...
By Avijit Sinha and Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri/Alipurduar

India  /  Published 06.05.21

Covid first wave left 23 crore poor

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 21.02.21

Assam tea wage hike disappoints

The BJP-led Assam government on Saturday hiked the minimum daily wage of tea garden workers from Rs 167 to Rs 217 in the run-up to the Assembly polls, the Rs 50 rise leaving both the representatives o...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 15.02.19

Panel proposes Rs 375 as minimum wage

A committee appointed by the Centre has recommended two sets of minimum daily wage, which are based on balanced diet and are higher than the prevalent rate, for any kind of work.The committee has sugg...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.02.19

Minimum wage test for NREGA

The proposed national minimum wage, if accepted, will pose a major challenge to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), whose wage rates are much lower in all states. A c...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.19

Minimum daily wage norm: worker shall live by bread alone

The national minimum daily wage of Rs 178 that the Centre plans to fix appears based on dated criteria that ignore workers’ expenses on the education of their children, healthcare, entertainment and...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.09.19

Government snubs experts, eyes lower wages

The Centre has virtually overruled its expert panel that recommended Rs 375 as the minimum daily wage and is considering setting up a new committee of bureaucrats to determine a lower floor wage, offi...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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