Implementation of Minimum Wages Act should not be politicized: M Y Taragami
Post by on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Srinagar, April 25: CPI (M) leader Mohammad YousufTaragami Monday strongly demanded the implementation of the Minimum Wages Act for all those working under various government schemes.
While addressing a presser at his residence in Srinagar, Tarigami said that the issue of implementation of the Minimum Wages Act should not be politicized and should be revised timely so that those working on these wages can feed their families.
“As far as the relief to the common people is concerned those, who are working in private sectors or daily wagers in government sector should be brought under the cover of the Minimum Wages Act," he said.
Stating that the implementation of the Act has always been a demand from political parties and trade bodies.
Reacting to the announcement of hiking stipend of daily wagers, casual labourers, he said that there should be a revision given the current inflation as the same has not been done for many years now.
“The hike should happen as per the act, and keeping current inflation into consideration, with a nominal hike how can one feed and raise his family,” he stated.
While speaking over the current electricity crisis he said that there is hue and cry about the non-availability of electricity both in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the government is counting huge numbers of investment but the liabilities of Baglihar power project is not being cleared.
“If the liabilities of Baglihar power project would be cleared there would have been respite,” he added.