Odisha govt hikes minimum daily wages of labourers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday hiked the minimum daily wages of unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled labourers.

The Labour and ESI department published a gazette notification in this regard today.

As per the revised pay, the daily wage of unskilled labourers has been hiked to Rs 280 from existing Rs 200 while the daily wage of semi-skilled labourers has been hiked by Rs 100, from Rs 220 to Rs 320.

Similarly, the skilled labourers will get a minimum wage of Rs 370 as against Rs 240 earlier and highly-skilled workers’ minimum wage has been hiked from Rs 260 to Rs 430.

Besides, wages for piece rate work under 15 employments have been enhanced for the labourers.

Following the recommendations of State Minimum Wages Advisory Board, the state government revised the minimum wage rates after three years taking into account factors like inflation rate, increase in consumer index price and prevailing minimum wage in neighbouring States and the prevailing rates in the market.