1. Universal minimum wage: Government introduces bill aimed to benefit over 40 crore unorganised sector workers

Universal minimum wage: Government introduces bill aimed to benefit over 40 crore unorganised sector workers

The Government today introduced in the Lok Sabha 'The Code on Wages' bill which seeks to empower the Centre to fix a "universal minimum wage" aimed to benefit over 40 crore unorganised sector workers.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 10, 2017 7:17 PM
Code on Wages, Code on Wages bill, what is Code on Wages bill, bill on universal minimum wage, bill for universal minimum wage, bill for unorganized sector, lok sabha, parliament ‘The Code on Wages’ Bill to consolidate and amend the laws relating to wages and bonus was introduced in the House by Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. (Reuters)

The Government today introduced in the Lok Sabha ‘The Code on Wages’ bill which seeks to empower the Centre to fix a “universal minimum wage” aimed to benefit over 40 crore unorganised sector workers. ‘The Code on Wages’ Bill to consolidate and amend the laws relating to wages and bonus was introduced in the House by Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. The bill seeks to amalgamate four laws — Payment of Wages Act 1936, Minimum Wages Act 1948, Payment of Bonus Act 1965 and Equal Remuneration Act 1976. “It is for simplification, rationalisation and making it less cumbersome. No way workers’ right is being infringed… It is going to bring in a historical change in the wages for workers and universal minimum wages will be implemented for the first time in India,” Dattatreya said.

The Minister said he has held meetings with trade unions as well as labour secretaries and ministers from the states while drafting the bill. “40 crore unorganised sector workers can avail the universal minimum wage. The bill has a very large prespective. As far as workers’ right is concerned, it is in no way exploitation of workers,” Dattatreya said. The bill would help generate employment and attract entrepreneurs, he said, adding that there were 44 labour laws which were being clubbed in four codes and the bill introduced today deals with the code on wages.

As N K Premachandran (RSP) opposed the introduction of the bill in such a short notice, the government sought to assuage the concerns saying the Bill is being only introduced and discussion would take place later.

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    Ainul Biswas
    Aug 18, 2017 at 9:23 am
    Good decision ,, do this fast
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      Ainul Biswas
      Aug 18, 2017 at 9:19 am
      Good decision ,,do this fast.
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        Shivdeep singh
        Aug 16, 2017 at 2:37 pm
        What about aganwadi karyakarta ry in this bill.
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          HARISH CHANDER AZAD
          Aug 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm
          PM Sir,You are doing selfless service to the nation's.Sir it is my humble request to please do some thing for the retired bank emplouees.Their pension has not been revised since inception of the scheme in 1995.Family pension is also negligible.No health protection scheme for retired bankersI therefore request you to please reconsider the above issues in the interest od Seniors citizens.As per 7th pay commission pension for all the employees central and state govt employees have been revised then why not it should be revised for banks retireed employees.Thanks with due regards.
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            Jintu Dutta
            Aug 13, 2017 at 7:51 am
            I during this job.
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              Amit Kumar jha. (9953535231)
              Aug 12, 2017 at 11:47 am
              विश्वास उठ गया है, कानून लब्ज से भारत की छवि का स्तर विश्व में भले ही अच्छी हुई हो, लेकिन अंदरूनी हालात आज भी वहीं है, जहाँ से हमने शुरूआत की थी या ये कह सकते हैं कि हम और निचे चले गए हैं। 1670 कानूनों वाला हमारा संविधान इतना लाचार है, कि वो देख तक नहीं सकता।सरकारें आती हैं जाती हैं और हम रोशनी की एक किरण के लिए उम्मीद लगाए रह जाते हैं।न्यूनतम मजदूरी का कानून देश में आज नहीं बना लेकिन हमें आज तक इसका फायदा नहीं मिला, आज सुबह 11-08-2017 को वेतन के लिए मैंने अपने कंपनी के HR विभाग में सम्पर्क किया तो जबाब में मिला कि हम क्या कर सकते हैं, डायरेक्टर साहब चेक साइन करेंगे तभी तो कुछ हो सकता है।अब आज से चार दिनों की बैंक में छुट्टियां हो जाएंगी।और हम-----------------------------। कहते हैं कि भूखे पेट भगवान का भजन नहीं हो सकता देश का गुणगान कैसे हो सकता हैं।मुझे ये कहते हुए कोई संकोच नहीं हो रहा कि हम दुनियां की सबसे महान भारत माता के आँचल तले स्वस्थ और सुरक्षित हैं, 100 में 90 बेईमान फिर भी मेरा भारत महान। जय हिंद।
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              1. अलमोद कुमार
                Aug 12, 2017 at 7:45 am
                क्या मनरेगा के तकनीकी ायको व अन्य कर्मचारियो को भी ईसका लाभ मिलेगा? अगर कोई जानकार हैं तो कृपा कर जरूर बताए,,पता चला झुनझुना है या सुई के छेद से पहाड पार करने जैसे शर्त
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                  Asim Kumar Roy
                  Aug 11, 2017 at 10:11 pm
                  Defining minimum wages to benefit large section of people through electronic money transfer is a great initiative and right actions will help millions of people, but all would agree it is very challenging activity from the control and transperancy point of view. I am sure our government have thought of it. On the independence day speech our beloved PM should touch briefly on the process to be followed to achieve the milestone.
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                    Sivashanmugham
                    Aug 11, 2017 at 6:40 pm
                    Good move.wait and see for impact on economy.
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                      N RMenon
                      Aug 11, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                      Very good initiative to stop exploitation of labour mainly indian woman.Hope the bill will be in place this year.
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                        Ruma
                        Aug 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm
                        Does this bill includes the construction labours, agriculture labours, household maids etc.
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                          VISHNU BENIWAL
                          Aug 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm
                          Sir plz take some actions on private hospitals and schools for fee matter.
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                          1. Vishal Puri
                            Aug 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm
                            Good move by government for unrecognised worker in india
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                              Abhishek
                              Aug 11, 2017 at 12:11 am
                              किया राज्यो में श्रमायुक्त द्वारा निर्धारित दर्रो में भी इसी आधार पर बढ़ोतरी होगी
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