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Govt wants to give universal minimum wage to more ppl

While rolling out the second tranche of the special economic package, Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that the government wants to make minimum wage universal to all workers under a new code. She said that in a bid to provide relief to the migrants, Rs 10,000 crore has been spent in the last two months on creating 14.62 crore man-days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

The Finance Minister added that work has been offered to 2.33 crore wage seekers till May 13. She noted that around 40-50 per cent more persons have been enrolled as compared to May last year. She added that in order to offer some more respite to the workers, some of the reforms in pipeline are universal right to minimum wages and wants to remove regional disparity through a national floor wage.