GAUHATI HIGH COURT on Tuesday stayed a Notification issued by the Assam Government on hiking the Minimum Wage of Tea Workers — an issue around which Both the incumbent BJP and the Main opposition Congress had wrapped their Poll Battle. Following onto promises made by the incumbent BJP-Led Alliance Government, the Labour Welfare Department through a Notification on February 23, had enhanced the minimum wage of Rs 167 per day by an “INTERIM AMOUNT” of Rs 50, taking it to Rs 217 per day. The High Court judge Justice Michael Zothankhuma, acting on a petition filed by the Indian Tea Association along with 17 other Tea Companies, had stayed the Notification saying, it “illegal in as much as, No Committee/Sub-Committees have been formed as required under Section 5(1/a) and Section 9 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.”

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