You have rightly advised to stay put and not only till SC verdict I would rather say let the revised rates , if any, be published formally, you can always disburse the arrears or make legal recoveries, though a little tricky to handle practically.
6th September 2018 From India, Delhi
This has been a matter of discussion since than FICCI took stay agst the MW Notification dated 03.03.17. That time the members of FICCI have not implemented the rate, whereas for the other organization the rates made applicable. Even the Delhi Govt. put pressure through the labour offices and Govt dept. (wherein many sub-contractual personnel deployed through various sub-contractors).
Now the HC has quashed the notification and as per court verdict the old rates made applicable (till final decision by the Hon’ble SC).
On this matter my personal opinion is that, if you have revised the rate than don’t reduce and maintain same level. Bocz the rates are applicable for minimum living standard. Moreover, due to inflation living cost further increased from last 1.5 year. The employees have also increased their consuming power and home budget accordingly.
If now we reduce the rate than it will become very difficult for them to survive.
I am handling around 1000 contractual manpower (whom we pay as per the MW Act) through various sub-contractors. We convince the management to pay as per running structure only. However, in order to cost optimization, we have merged the allowances and freeze the PF salary upto Rs. 15000/- and applied other cost cutting tricks.
Moreover, if we reduce the rate and the Hon’ble SC again make it applicable, than we have to pay huge amount as a arrear, which will become more difficult to manage.
Hope senior members will agree my points.
7th September 2018 From India, Delhi
As you are aware recently High Court has ordered the reduction in increase in Minimum Wages for Delhi. I have heard news that Delhi Government has approached Supreme Court against this order.
Could you please let me know how Principle Employers are handling this matter? Are we reducing the minimum wages or waiting for Supreme Court verdict?
Kindly advise urgently.
We welcome your inputs on this.
7th September 2018 From India, New Delhi