Govt forms advisory board for revising minimum wage rates in J-K

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The government has constituted Advisory Board under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 for the revision of minimum wages of scheduled employments in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a government order, a copy of which lies with a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), the Advisory Board has been constituted in terms of Section 09 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 for revision of minimum wages of scheduled employments in J-K.

Headed by the advisor (B) to the Lieutenant Governor, J-K Chairman, the members of the Board include Administrative Secretaries of Finance Department, PW(R&B) Department, Labour and Employment Department, Labour Commissioner, J-K besides employer representatives including a representative of J-K Industries Limited, representative of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Kashmir, representative of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Jammu, representative of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Bari Brahmana, Jammu, representative of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar as well as employee representatives including that of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Labour Union, J-K Representative of State Central Labour Union, J-K Representative of All India Trade Union Congress Srinagar, Representative of Center of Indian Trade Unions, J-K, and Representative of Indian National Trade Union Congress, J-K, Jammu.

To be serviced by the Labour and Employment Department, the terms of reference of the Advisory Board include that it shall consider all the representations received in response to the notified proposal of the government, up to 27 August 2022.

“The Advisory Board shall advise the Government on revised minimum wage rates to be adopted and any other matter related with minimum wages placed before the Board,” the order, a copy of which lies with Global News Service reads, adding, “The Advisory Board shall submit its advice/recommendations to the Government by or before 10th September, 2022.” (GNS)

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