Speaking to reporters after the foundation laying ceremony of a 100-bedded ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) hospital the minister also said discussions were over with the stakeholders for the Amendment of Minimum Wage Act and soon will be place before the Cabinet.

"We will be placing the two Bills related to Child Labour Act and Bonus Amendment Act in the Parliament hopefully next week. We have given notice to the Parliament members also. After discussion they will be hopefully passed," Dattatreya said. The Union Cabinet has already approved the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 and Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

On the Minimum Wage Act of 1948, he said they have finished discussions with all the departments and ministries concerned. The Ministry has also completed the 'tripartite' meeting.

"National Floor Level minimum wage was earlier just Rs 135. Later it was increased to Rs 165. Many labour unions are demanding that it should be Rs 15,000 per month. Keeping in view the financial situation prevailing in the country, we will take decision," he said, adding that the minimum wage that would be announced soon would be 'respectable' to all.

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