National Floor Level Minimum Wages Rs.176/- per day
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
QUESTION NO 1078
ANSWERED ON 27.11.2019
Increasing national minimum wage
1078 Shri Ritabrata Banerjee
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state :-
(a)whether Government is planning to increase the national minimum wage;
(b)if so, the details thereof; and
(c)if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) to (c): To have a uniform wage structure and to reduce the disparity in minimum wages across the country, the concept of National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMW) as a non statutory measure was mooted on the basis of the recommendations of the National Commission on Rural Labour (NCRL) in 1991. On the basis of increase in the Consumer Price Index, the Central Government has fixed the National Floor Level Minimum Wages from Rs.160/- to Rs.176/- per day w.e.f. 01.06.2017.