Govt suggests 9-hour working day, but avoids fixing a minimum wage in draft rule
- by Dibyaroop-bose
- Nov 04, 2019 14:37
NEW DELHI: The Indian government has suggested a nine-hour normal working day in its draft wage code rules, but has stayed away from fixing a national minimum wage. The draft reiterates most of the old rules except suggesting three geographical classifications for deciding wages in the future.
"The number of hours which shall constitute a normal working day. shall be of nine hours," said the draft rules now up for public comments. However, the draft rule creates ambiguity while underlining that eight hours of daily work will be calculated for 26 days of work in a month for fixing monthly salary, an existing rule for decades.
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