The Telangana High Court directed that the State Government shall take an action to revise the minimum wages and to publish the same in a Gazette.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice N.V. Shravan Kumar heard a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) pertaining to non-payment of revised minimum rates of wages as per the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 in respect of 73 scheduled employments.
Prabhakar Chikkudu, counsel for the petitioner submits that even though the State Government has issued five GOs on 25.06.2021 and 30.06.2021 prescribing revised minimum wages, yet the same are not being published.
On the other hand, counsel for the respondents submits that State Government shall take an action to Transferred to i/o folder, before corrections, if any. publish the GOs in the Gazette.
“In view of aforesaid submissions, it is directed that the State Government shall take an action to revise the minimum wages and to publish the same in a Gazette within a period of six (06) weeks from today. Needless to state that such revision of wages has to be in accordance with provisions of Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
List after six (06) weeks”, the order read.