Centre forms Expert Group on fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages

The first meeting of this Group was held on 14th June 2021 and the second meeting is scheduled for 29th June 2021.

Jun 21, 2021 11:06 IST India Infoline News Service

The Indian government has constituted an Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Professor Ajit Mishra, a renowned economist, to provide technical inputs and recommendations on the fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages to the Government. 

The Expert Group will have a tenure of 3 years.

Notably, the Ministry of Labour & Employment stated that it has come to the notice that certain section of the Press and some of the stakeholders have opined this as an attempt to delay the fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages by the Government.

Thereby, the ministry clarified saying that the Government does not have any such intention and the Expert Group will submit its recommendations to the government as early as possible. 

The tenure of the Expert Group has been kept as three years so that even after the fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages, Government may seek technical inputs/advice from the Expert Group on subjects related to Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages, as and when required. 

The first meeting of this Group was held on June 14, 2021 and the second meeting is scheduled for 29th June 2021. 

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