The A.P.Government has issued notification increasing the minimum wage for contract labour with effect from 01-10-2013. Now the minimum wage for the unskilled worker will be Rs. 6,775 monthly (earlier it was Rs. 6,417.40). The wages for the semiskilled and skilled and highly skilled workers will be Rs. 7,997.25, Rs. 9,817.00 and Rs. 12,247.55 respectively. It has also been decided to revise the Minimum Wage every six months which is linked with Variable DA.