State makes efforts to raise wages

While addressing the Tamil Nadu State Employment Guarantee Council on 16th September, 2009, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said that the State government is taking steps for raising minimum wages, paid under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, from Rs.80 to Rs.100.

An order sanctioning grade pay of Rs.500 in the new pay scale of Rs. 2,500 - Rs. 5,000 for officials who had been made responsible for the implementation of the scheme at the field level had been issued. Prior to this, they were given a consolidated pay of Rs. 1,000 per month. So far the present regime of May 13, 2006 utilized a sum of Rs. 2,569.86 crore to generate 3,099.6 lakh man-days of employment.




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