Violation of Minimum wage act found in 79 firms in Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi government, which has launched Operation Minimum Wage on Monday, has raided 85 government and private firms and found the violation of the Minimum Wages Act in all apart from six firms.

“Our team raided 85 government and private firms and apart from 6 places, there was violation of Minimum Wages Act in all the firms,” Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai told the media.

These violations, he said, included late payment of the salary, taking back the money from the worker after making payment through the bank and keeping passbook and signed checkbook of the workers by employers.

“The company heads have been asked to produce all the documents before the labour departments court on the scheduled dates they were informed to come,” he said.

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Police case has been filed against three companies, he said.

“We have also issued an advisory that no worker can be sacked from the company until the labour court gave any verdict,” he added.

To ensure minimum wage to all workers in the national capital, the Delhi government had launched Operation Minimum Wage and a helpline number for people to register complains regarding the same.

Under the operation, 10 teams of five officials each has been constituted which conducted raids at different locations across the city and keep a check on the wages paid to the labourers according to their skills.

The labourers who are not paid as per the Minimum Wages Act can call on 155214 and register their complain.

–IANS

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