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Equal Pay for Equal Work : LokSabha QA

Equal Pay for Equal Work : LokSabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 505
ANSWERED ON: 05.02.2020

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Vishnu Dayal Ram
Will the Minister of

PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

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(a) whether all Government Departments/PSUs/ Corporations under the Central Government are complying with the Delhi High Court order regarding ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ for casual workers;

(b) if not, the details thereof; and

(c) the action taken by the Government to rectify the situation?

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ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (c): In compliance of the order of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in case of M/s Suman Forwarding Agency Pvt. Ltd, Department of Personnel & Training has issued O.M. dated 04.09.2019 reiterating the provisions of the earlier O.M. dated 07.06.1988, which are as follows:

Where the nature of work entrusted to the casual workers and regular employees is the same, the casual workers may be paid at the rate of 1/30th of the pay at the minimum of the relevant pay scale, plus dearness allowance for work of eight hours a day.

In cases where the work done by a casual worker is different from the work done by a regular employee, the casual worker may be paid only the minimum wages notified by the Ministry of Labour & Employment or by the State Government/ Union Territory Administration, whichever is higher, as per the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

The provisions are applicable to all Ministries/Departments.

Source: Lok Sabha

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