While the national minimum wage (the lowest wage permitted by law) in India is a meager sum of ₹4,628 per month.
According to The Economic Times, this will now allow unskilled labourers to draw a minimum of ₹14,842 per month, the highest in the country.
Addressing a press conference in the capital city, Kejriwal also announced that dearness allowance will be given to workers for the months of April to September.
Apparently, 44 employers’ associations filed a complaint against the Delhi Government in the High Court, which struck down the notification.
On October 14, 2019, the Supreme Court gave order in favour of the Delhi government on minimum wages. We have notified increased minimum wages.
Interestingly, the Delhi government also removed 1,373 contractors for failing to pay minimum wages to their workers.