The proposal of the central Government to fix minimum wage at Rs. 9100 (Rs.350 per day) is only around 50% of what the central trade unions have demanded. The demand based on scientific formula is Rs.18,000 ( Rs.692 per day) which is also the lowest pay fixed by VII CPC based on Dr. Akroyd’ s formula, which was accepted by the 15th Indian Labour Conference 1957.
The government should accept the fully justified demand and declare minimum wage as Rs. 18,000.