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Bengal Polls: CM Mamata Banerjee hikes minimum wages for labourers hour before poll code kicks in

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Bengal Polls: CM Mamata Banerjee hikes minimum wages for labourers hour before poll code kicks in
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a hike in wages of the daily wage workers an hour before the model code of conduct is set to kick in.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a hike in wages of the daily wage workers an hour before the model code of conduct is set to kick in.

The Election Commission is set to announce poll dates for the West Bengal Assembly Election at 4:30 PM. The model of code of conduct, which prohibits the state government from making any new policy announcements, will kick in as soon as the dates are out.

Barely an hour before the MCC kicks in, Mamata Banerjee announced a hike in minimum wages for daily wage laborers.

As per the new WB Urban Employment Scheme, an unskilled laborer in West Bengal will now be paid Rs 202 per day instead of Rs 144.

A semi-skilled worker, who was earlier paid Rs 172 will now get Rs 303 per day. A skilled worker, a new category introduced in the new policy, will be paid Rs 404 per day.

“A total of 56,500 workers (40,500 unskilled, 8000 semi-skilled, 8000 skilled) will benefit from this. These wages are in parity with rural workers’ enhanced pay (MNREGA unskilled & semi-skilled). Budget provision for this step has been made available for both FY21 & FY22,” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said in a tweet.

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