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Indian Railways ensures 100% compliance of minimum wage payment to contract workers

In a move to benefit daily wager earners, Indian Railways on Thursday stated that it has ensured 100% compliance of payment of minimum wages to contract workers through e-application Shramik Kalyan Portal, the Ministry of Railways informed on Thursday.

₹3,49,590 lakh of wage amount and about 6 crores man-days were registered on Indian Railway Shramik Kalyan e-application as on Tuesday, it said.

A total of 15,812 contractors and 3,81,831 contract workers also registered on this portal till Tuesday. Indian Railway Shramik Kalyan e-application has been developed and launched on October 1 2018.

“E-Application ensures the compliance of provisions of the Minimum Wages Act and also ensures that contractual workers working in Indian Railways get their rightful due by enforcing the contractors to regularly upload wage payment data into e-application. This helps Railways as Principal Employer, to keep vigil over wages disbursed by contractors to contract workers,” read the release.

“As of March 9, a total of 15,812 contractors and a total of 3,81,831 contract workers are registered on this portal. Along with this, a total of 48,312 no. of letter of acceptance (LOA), ₹3,49, 590 lakhs (More than ₹3495 crores) wage amount and about 6 crores man-days are also registered on this portal across Indian Railways,” it said.

The ministry said all Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) working under the Ministry of Railways are also using this e-application.

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