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Non payment of minimum wages by outsourcing agencies

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  2327
ANSWERED ON  18.03.2015
Non payment of minimum wages by outsourcing agencies
2327 Dr. T.N. Seema
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to satate :-

(a)whether it is a fact that many services of Government departments/ semi- Government/Public Sector are operated and delivered through outsourcing agencies and that the employees of such agencies are not provided adequate salary as per the Minimum Wages Act, medical facilities and PPF Schemes;

(b)if so, the reaction of Government and the mechanism existing with

Government to ensure payment of minimum wages to their employees as per the Minimum Wages Act; and

(c)the action taken against those outsourcing agencies for non-payment of minimum wages to their employees as per the Minimum Wages Act during last two years and the current year?

ANSWER
   MINISTER OF STATE(IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. The workers are engaged through agencies as per provisions of General Financial Rules. Under Minimum Wages Act (MW Act), if any short payment is detected then claim is filed before the authority by the officer in addition to filing of the prosecution against the outsourcing agencies in the court of law. Authority directs to pay the difference of actual wages paid and minimum rates of wages fixed under Minimum Wages Act, along with compensation. The details of the enforcement of the Minimum Wages Act, in the Central Sphere during the last two years and the current year are at Annexure.
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पिछले तीन वर्ष और चालू वर्ष के दौरान केन्द्रीय क्षेत्र में न्यूनतम मजदूरी अधिनियम के प्रवर्तन के विवरण

क्रम सं.
विवरण
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
(दिसंबर, 2014 तक)
1
किए गए निरीक्षणों की संख्या
15550
13099
4852
2
आरंभ किए गए अभियोजन की संख्या
5307
5167
1790
3
पता लगाई गई अनियमितताओं की संख्या
291148
270273
179958
4
अपराधसिद्धियों की संख्या
4954
5074
1041

Source: RajyaSabha.nic.in


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