Provision for adjusted minimum wage comes into effect; pvt sector workers to get Rs 15,000 monthly

KATHMANDU, JULY 17The provision for adjusted minimum wage for private-sector workers has come into effect following the commencement of the fiscal year 2079 from Shrawan 1 (July 16).Following the implementation of the new policy--in line with the announcement made by erstwhile Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to increase minimum wages of private sector workers--private sector workers except tea estate workers must be compensated Rs 15,000 monthly. The provision stipulates that a worker shall get Rs 9,385 as basic scale salary and Rs 5,615 as dearness allowance totaling to Rs 15,000.In the same manner daily wagers will get Rs 361 as basic daily remuneration and Rs 216 as dearness allowance, meaning that they will receive a daily income of Rs 577.As per the revised rule, tea leaf pickers will be provided Rs 12,081 per month from Rs 11,561 prior to the provision.​​​​​​​In accordance with the Labour Act, 2074 BS (2017), the minimum wages shall be revised every two years.

Published on: 18 July 2021 | The Himalayan Times


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