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Doling out sops for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers ahead of elections,Delhi government on Monday increased their minimum wages by six per cent, which will become effective from April 1.

Delhi labour minister A K Walia said the minimum wages have been revised for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled categories in all scheduled employments after making necessary adjustment of dearness allowance in order to ensure the minimum wages are in accordance with the latest inflationary trends. 

The new rates, which have also become applicable in respect of clerical and non-technical supervisory staff, would become effective from April 1. 

As per the new rates, the monthly minimum wages of unskilled workers would Rs 7,722 against Rs 7,254 earlier. The per day wages has gone up from Rs 279 to Rs 297. 

For semi-skilled workers, the new monthly minimum wages has been fixed at Rs 8,528 instead of Rs 8,008 earlier. The per day wages has gone up from Rs 308 to Rs 328. 

For a skilled worker, the new monthly minimum wages would be Rs 9,386 instead of Rs 8,814 earlier, with per day wage going up from Rs 339 to Rs 361. 


For clerical and non-technical supervisory staff in all scheduled emoluments, the minimum wages have been fixed at Rs 8,528 instead of earlier Rs 8,008 for non-matriculates. 

Their per day wages has gone up from Rs 308 to Rs 328. For matriculates but not graduates, the new wages would be Rs 9,386 instead of Rs 8,814 earlier, per day wage going up from Rs 339 to Rs 361. 


For candidates having graduate and higher qualifications, the new monthly minimum wages has been fixed at Rs 10,218 against Rs 9,594 earlier. Their per day wages has gone up from Rs 369 to Rs 393. 

"All the employers are again directed to ensure payment to the workers through electronic clearance system (ECS) or by cheque," Walia said in a statement. 

Walia said the city government has been maintaining the highest minimum rates of wages in the country among all states.

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