The Assam Government has hiked the daily wages of tea garden workers in Assam by Rs 38.
The hike in daily wages would get implemented in both the valleys of the State: the Brahmaputra Valley and the Barak Valley.
The hike would ensure that the tea garden workers in Brahmaputra Valley from now on would get Rs 205, instead of Rs 167, as daily wage.
On the other hand, the tea garden workers in Barak Valley will get Rs 183 as daily wage instead of Rs 145 earlier.
The decision of raising the daily wage of tea garden workers was announced by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday.
CM Sarma said: “In consultation with workers unions, gardens managements we have agreed on upward revision in wages of tea garden workers by Rs 38, to be effective from February 23. With this, workers in Brahmaputra Valley shall get Rs 167+38 (Rs 205) & those in Barak Valley will get Rs 145 + 38 (Rs 183).”
“For the remaining Rs 12, we shall initiate consultation with stakeholders and certain that an acceptable solution will be found out soon,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma added.
For the remaining Rs 12, we shall initiate consultation with stakeholders and certain that an acceptable solution will be found out soon.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 28, 2021
Notably, the Assam Government on May 26 had cancelled its earlier notification that had increased daily wage of tea garden workers in the State by Rs. 50, which was yet to be implemented due to a court stay order.