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Centre approves Delhi government's amendment on minimum wage

Centre approves Delhi government's amendment on minimum wage

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The central government has approved Delhi government's Minimum Wage (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet on Tuesday.
"Finally, central government gives its approval after several months. This will act as a strong deterrent against the employers who do not pay full minimum wages. Delhi government will take strong action against such people," Kejriwal said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Labour Minister Gopal Rai said employers not paying minimum wages would be awarded a penalty of Rs 50,000 and three years of imprisonment, under the Act.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that the Act has a provision for imprisonment and a fine of Rs 20,000 on employers if they do not pay minimum wages.
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