The Centre has revised the minimum wages, payable for any work, coming under the schedule of employment, by Rs.15 per day and fixed the new National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMW) at Rs.115 instead of Rs. 100 a day effective from April 1.
The new rate has been fixed on the basis of All–India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers. The NFLMW is a non-statutory measure.
All the State governments and the Union Territories have been requested to revise minimum wages in such a way that in none of the scheduled employments, the minimum wage is less than NFLMW of Rs.115 per day.
The last time NFLMW revised was on November 1, 2009. It moved up by Rs.20 per day to Rs.100 from Rs.80 then.