Expert panel to fix minimum wages
The government has constituted an expert group led by Professor Ajit Mishra that will give recommendations on fixation of minimum wages and national floor minimum wage. Minimum wage is different for different categories of workers.
- The group has been constituted for a period of three years from the date of notification.
- To arrive at the wage rates, the group will look into the international best practices on the wages and evolve a scientific criteria and methodology for fixation of wages.
- The decision is part of the Centre’s implementation of the Code on Wages, 2019, which mandates a statutory national level floor wage.
- National floor refers to the minimum level of wage that is applicable to all categories of workers across the country.