J&K approves hike in minimum wages for labourers

SRINAGAR: Government today approved significant hike in minimum wages for skilled and unskilled labourers and administrative and ministerial labour in the State.      

An official spokesman said here this evening that chairing the meeting of State Advisory Board on Revision of Minimum Wages at the Civil Secretariat here, Minister of Finance and Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu approved the hike in ‘Minimum Wages’ for ‘unskilled’ labour from Rs 150 to Rs 225, a hike of 50 per cent while in case of skilled labour, wages will be hiked from Rs 225 to Rs 300, an increase 55.55 per cent.  (AGENCIES)