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Major help for wage earners

The Assam government on Tuesday increased rate of wages, holidays, hours of work and conditions of skilled and unskilled workmen employed by contractors.
As per the revision the rate of wages of an unskilled workmen with ITI Certificate will be Rs 277 per day, skilled workmen other than ITI Certificate holder will be paid Rs 175 and unskilled workmen Rs 169 per day.
The rate of wages has been fixed in such a manner that no skilled workman gets less than the stipulated amount for working for a maximum 8 hours a day and no unskilled workmen gets less than Rs 169 per day.

In case of overtime work, the wages will be twice the ordinary rate of wages for every work in excess of 8 hours a day and 48 hours a week. A day of rest has to be allotted every week with pay for working for a continuous period of 6 days a week.

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