Hike in minimum wages: Shah expresses gratitude to PM,Dattatreya

New Delhi: BJP National President Amit Shah today expressed gratitude to Prime Narendra Modi and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya for raising the minimum wages of unskilled and non-agricultural labourers to Rs 350 per day.

He said poor workers across the country stand to benefit directly from this decision of the Modi-government and it shows the commitment of the government to “bringing smiles on the faces of every poor worker and labourer”.

“I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreyaji for this concrete step towards bettering the lives of poor labourers, and express my sincere gratitude on behalf of the BJP to them,” he said in a release.

He also welcomed the decision to provide the arrears for financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16 to central government employees and form a committee to ensure that volunteers of Anganvadis, the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, ASHA and other unorganised sector workers have access to the government’s social security programmes.

Welcoming the decision, Union Minister M J Akbar tweeted, “We must all congratulate Hon’ble PM @narendramodi for the quantum leap in worker wages.”

The government had yesterday raised the minimum wages of unskilled and non-agricultural labourers under Category C to Rs 350 per day from the current Rs 246, a 43 per cent hike.