Odisha Govt Hikes Minimum Daily Wages

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government increased the minimum daily wages for unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled, and highly skilled workers in 89 scheduled employments. The government hiked their variable dearness allowance (VDA) by Rs 12.

As per the statutory notice issued by the Labour Commissioner, the daily wages of unskilled workers have been revised from Rs 333 to Rs 345, semi-skilled workers from Rs 373 to Rs 385, and skilled from Rs 423 to Rs 445. Similarly, the wage of highly skilled workers has been increased from Rs 483 to Rs 495.

The hiked wages will be effective from April 1.

According to reports, the hike was done keeping in view the rate of inflation, consumer price index, prevailing market rate, and minimum wages in the neighboring states.

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