Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that minimum wages in the national capital will go up by about 50 per cent.
“Those who have less in life should have more in law. So we have decided to increase minimum wages in Delhi by about 50 per cent,” Kejriwal told a packed Chhatrasal Stadium on India’s 70th Independence Day.
The minister said that the gap between the rich and poor increased due to the way previous governments functioned.
“The rich got richer and the poor became poorer. Now it is our government’s responsibility to improve the lot of the poor through policies like this,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader said.
He added that the decision would be notified after a cabinet meeting next week. Once the notification is done, the minimum wage in Delhi for unskilled worker will increase from Rs 9,568 to Rs 14,000, for semi-skilled worker from Rs 10,600 to Rs 15,600 and for skilled worker from Rs 11,600 to Rs 17,000.