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The Central Trade Unions have demanded that the minimum wage for the contract workers should be increased to Rs. 18,000. The government without conceding the demand took decision that the minimum wage will be Rs. 10,000. Though it is almost six months since the government decision was announced, no orders have been issued raising the minimum wage either to Rs.18,000 or to Rs.10,000. Empty assurances have become part of the Modi Government.

The Central Government should issue without further delay raising the minimum wage to Rs. 18,000.