New Delhi, 23rd May 2021: As per the latest updates from the 7th Pay Commission, the hike announced on 21st May, Friday which was effective since 1st April 2021, shall result in the rise of minimum wages for over 1.5 central sphere employees and workers.
The hike announced by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment in a variable dearness allowance ( DA) from Rs 105 per month to Rs 210 per month for central government employees.
Union Minister, Santosh Gangwar said that this shall benefit around 1.50 crores of employees across the country with the pandemic crisis on the head.
For the latest revision of variable DA, the previous average CPI-IW was taken as a factor, according to the labor Ministry.
Moreover, this hike is also applicable for the establishments under the authority of the central government, railways, administrations, mines, oil fields with contractual & casual employees.
Enforcement of the Minimum Wages Act in the central sphere is ensured via the Inspecting Officers of Chief Labor Commissioner across the nation for all the employees of the central sphere.