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Assam to hike NREGA wages


Dispur has prepared a draft proposal to revise minimum wages for workers and employees engaged under NREGA under the relevant provisions of Minimum Wages Act, 1948.


According to official sources, the minimum rates of wages fixed for different categories are Rs 208 per day for skilled work/clerical work and Rs 150 per day for semi-skilled/unskilled supervisory work. A minumum rate of Rs 130 per day was proposed for unskilled workers who are engaged in agriculture, construction or maintenace of roads or in building operation, stone breaking or crushing, flood control, irrigation and public health engineering.


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