Assam government has hiked the wages of employees and workers engaged in different employments. Official sources said that the Labour and Employment Department raised wages of the highly skilled, skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers. As per the newnotification, wages for skilled workers has been hiked from Rs 208 per day to 350, for semi-skilled workers from Rs 150 to 280 and for unskilled from Rs 130 to 240.
Moreover, the Government has introduced a new segment called highly skilled job and Rs 450 per day has been earmarked for it. Over and above, the notification entitled the employees and workers to Variable Dearness Allowance at 100 per cent over the rise and fall of index point. The hike will be applicable for the employees and workers engaged in various employments like bakery, industry, carpentry, earth-filling, LPG Distribution, petrol pump workers, hotel and restaurant among others.