COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS ON DRAFT MEMO OF JCM STAFF SIDE TO 7TH CPC – FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE JCM STAFF SIDE
1. NEED BASED MINIMUM WAGE:
Need Based Minimum Wage works out to be Rs.25,813 (not Rs.20,856/- as mentioned in Draft Memorandum).
Attention is invited towards the following Judgment of Supreme Court in this regard – as referred to by the Fifth Pay Commission in Para 41.7 of their Report:
Supreme Court, in 1991, in a Judgment (in the case Raptakos Brett and Co. versus others) opined that the criteria recommended by the Indian Labour Conference,
1957 may not suffice. It held that an additional component of Children’s Education, Medical Requirements, Recreations including Festivals / Ceremonies and
provisions for old age and Marriage should constitute 25% of minimum wages. Detailed calculations of Need Based Minimum Wage as per above said Judgment of
Supreme Court are given below. It is requested that the same may please be considered by JCM Staff Side for affecting relevant changes in its Memorandum to 7th CPC.