17 April, Hyderabad
Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said, the government has decided to bring out an executive order to increase minimum wages to 10,000 rupees per month for contract labourers across the country.
Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad Sunday, he said, a gazette notification will be issued with in a week in this regard.
Dattatreya lamented that though the government wanted to bring amendment to Minimum Wages Act to ensure hike in the wages of contract labourers, inordinate delay has occurred in the passage of amendment to this Act in Parliament due to non-cooperation from opposition parties.
The Union Minister further said, six regional conferences will be held next month to review labour laws in the country.