Lt Governor Najeeb Jung returns AAP govt's file on hiking minimum wages citing 'errors'
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had returned the Delhi government's file on hiking minimum wages in the city – highlighting the escalating tension between the two sides.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had returned the Delhi government's file on hiking minimum wages in the city – highlighting the escalating tension between the two sides.
"On a day when 18 crore workers are on strike, Modi's LG returns file on minimum wages," Kejriwal tweeted.
On a day when 18 cr workers are on strike, Modi's LG returns file on minimum wages
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 2, 2016
Radiologists and nurses from across the nation are on a strike demanding hike in their basic pay.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government last month approved the revision of minimum wages by about 50 percent in the national capital.
After the cabinet's approval the minimum wages in Delhi for unskilled workers will increase from Rs 9,568 to Rs 14,052 per month, while for semi-skilled worker it will rise from Rs 10,582 to Rs 15,471, and skilled worker from Rs 11,622 to Rs 17,033.
After the cabinet's approval the file was sent to Lt Governor for his nod.
Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai had also met Jung over the issue and said the LG returned the file citing some errors in it.
"I met LG on Friday and he told me that there were some errors in the minimum wages file so he returned it and asked us to submit it again," Rai told reporters after the meeting.
He added: "The LG had agreed with the government's decision to increase the minimum wages in the national capital."
Rai added that he would submit the file to Jung on the same day.
"I have called an emergency meeting of officials of the department over the issue. We will again send the file to LG after doing away with the errors on Friday itself," Rai added.
The leaders voiced their support towards spreading awareness about the ongoing vaccination drive and provided their ideas and suggestions for preventing the third wave, as per the PMO
SC says plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief to be listed for hearing after being numbered
The contempt plea is against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who as the head of the Cabinet's Appointment Committee chose Asthana as the Delhi Police chief days ahead of his superannuation
Let us look at a few smaller equations and solve the larger riddle where Opposition politics stands now