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On Labour Day, Labour dept order to ensure minimum rates of wages

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 7:54pm IST | Agency: PTI

To ensure payment of notified minimum rates of wages to all categories of workers in both organised and unorganised sectors, an order has been recently issued directing all the employers, including contractors, to upload their employee and payment details on their websites.

Employers have been given 90 days time for compliance. According to the order, no fresh license and no renewal of licenses and registration certificates shall be done by Labour Department under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, Labour Department officials said. 

Employers have also been directed to pay wages to workers by ECS or Cheque. Defaulters shall be prosecuted under the provisions of law. Employers have been directed to discourage deployment of contract workers on regular basis. In case, it is not possible to do so, contract workers should be paid same wages as being paid to regular workers. 

Secretary (Labour)-cum-Labour Commissioner has personally carried out 6 field inspections of various offices of labour department. The Labour department also said that a total amount of Rs 6,16,25,502 has been disbursed under various labour laws bettween February 14 and April 25 benefiting 3992 workers.

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