Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar today said a parliamentary standing committee has finalised its report on first labour code, Wage Code Bill 2017, and the legislation would be pushed for passage in the monsoon session of Parliament after the document is submitted.
The law will enable the central government to set benchmark minimum wages for different regions across the country. The bill’s provision provides that states cannot set minimum wages below the benchmark set by the Centre.
“I have spoken to the chairman of the committee (regarding finalisation of its report on Wage Code Bill). He told me that everything is completed and it will be submitted soon. We will push (the bill) for passage,” Gangwar told reporters on the sidelines of the International Labour Day.
Source: Economic Times