Amid studies that the structure of an knowledgeable group to offer technical inputs and proposals on fixation of minimal wages and nationwide ground wages to the federal government is a ploy to delay the train, the centre has clarified that the group will submit its suggestions “as early as possible”.
The central authorities has constituted an knowledgeable group – headed by Professor Ajit Mishra, Director of the Institute of Economic Growth – to offer technical inputs and proposals on fixation of minimal wages.
“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.
“This is clarified that Government doesn’t have any such intention and the Expert Group will submit its suggestions to the federal government as early as potential,” learn a press release from the Labour Ministry.
The group, which may have a tenure of three years, may even look into the worldwide greatest practices and evolve a scientific standards and methodology for wage fixation.
The group held its first assembly on June 14; the second spherical is scheduled for June 29.
Others within the group are Tarika Chakraborty from IIM Calcutta, Anushree Sinha, Senior Fellow from NCAER, Vibha Bhalla, Joint Secretary (Labour Ministry) and H Srinivas, Director General of V V Giri National Labour Institute.
This marks the second knowledgeable committee on minimal wages shaped by the federal government within the final two years.