Central Government on Tuesday announced the hike in minimum wages of ‘C’ category employees after accepting advisory board recommendations of improvising it. It has been fixed at Rs 350 a day for non-agricultural workers against Rs 246 now.

“We have decided to raise the min. wage for unskilled non-agricultural workers for 'C' category areas at Rs.350/day”, said Arun Jaitley to reporters.

Earlier, An emergency meeting was held on Monday evening under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi where Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Piyush Goyal, and Bandaru Dattatreya discussed their strategies to deal with the impending issue.
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has updated PM Modi on assurances given by the government on the 12-point charter of demands of the central trade unions (CTUs).

The labour minister has told the Prime Minister about the strike next month and the status of the charter of demands that includes a minimum wage of Rs 18,000, among others, a source said.

Dattatreya also held a meeting of the advisory board on minimum wage, which remained inconclusive, another union leader said.

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