Rajasthan government today raised the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled labourers with effecti from January 1, 2011 and devised a new category of highly-skilled labourer.
Unskilled labourer’s minimum wages has been raised from Rs.100 to Rs.135, that of semi-skilled from Rs.107 to 145, skilled from Rs.115 to Rs.155.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here.
Highly skilled labourer’s minimum wage is fixed at Rs.205, an official spokesman said.
The state government would also urge the central government to raise the minimum wages of labourers employed under MGNREGA at Rs.100 per day, the spokesman said.