• December 5, 2020
  • Updated 9:38 am

Meghalaya government announced a hike in minimum daily wage for labourers

Meghalaya government  announced a hike in minimum daily wage for labourers

Meghalaya government on Friday announced a minor hike in the minimum daily wage for labourers and workers working under 28 Schedule of Employments in the state after 3 years.

The daily wage from now would be Rs 480 for highly skilled labourers, Rs 380 for skilled labourers, Rs 389 for semi- skilled labourers and Rs 343 for unskilled labourers, as per the statement.

In 2017 the hike in minimum wages was last done.

D P Wahlang, Labour department principal secretary stated that the revised wage will come into force from October 1, 2020.

The sectors which coveres under the 28 Schedule of Employments include agriculture, animal husbandry, bakeries, wax and candle industry, construction of roads and building operation, fruit preservation, motor workshops, sericulture and weaving and saw mills among others.