The Delhi Government has decided to implement the revised rates of minimum wages for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled categories in all scheduled employments, Labour Minister A.K. Walia said on Monday. The new rates, which have been worked out after adjustment of dearness allowances, have come into effect from April 1, 2013 and will extend to clerical and non-technical supervisory staff as well.

Now the monthly minimum wages of unskilled workers has been fixed at Rs.7,722 (previously Rs.7,254) and per day wage has gone up from Rs.279 to Rs.297. The monthly wages for semi-skilled workers has gone up from Rs.8,528 to Rs.8,008 (per day wage from Rs.308 to Rs.328) and for skilled workers the new wages have been fixed at Rs.9,386 (previously Rs.8,814) increasing the per day wage to Rs.361 from Rs.339.

For clerical and non-technical supervisory staff, the new monthly wages for non-matriculates has been fixed at Rs.8,528 from Rs.8,008 (per day wage has gone up to Rs.328 from Rs.308). For matriculates but non-graduates, the wages have increased to Rs.9,386 from Rs.8,814 and for graduates and above it has been fixed at Rs.1,0218 instead of Rs.9,594.

Dr. Walia said all employers have been directed to release payments to their workers as per the revised rates through electronic clearance system or by cheques. He said workers have been asked to contact the district office of the Labour Department in case they are not paid wages as per the revised rates or register their complaints at its number 12789.

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