Itanagar, Aug 4 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday announced to hike wages of casual and contingency staff of the state government as per the new wage code bill approved by the Union Cabinet last month.
Addressing a workers meet here, Khandu assured them that when the new wage code bill is passed by Parliament, it will be soon implemented in the state. He also said that if the new bill does not come up in this monsoon session of Parliament for approval or in the next session, the state government will come up with a good wage package in the budget session of the assembly. At the general meeting of the joint working committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Unions, he also announced a hike of Rs 2000 in the wage of the labour community. The chief minister assured them to bring out a corrective policy on Voluntary Retirement Scheme as such schemes had failed in the past. On compassionate appointment, Khandu said a clear cut policy would be brought out to address such issues. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said the state government has increased the honorarium of anganwadi workers to Rs 4500 per month and anganwadi helpers to Rs 3000 per month.