The Code on Wages (Delhi) Rules, 2021.

The Labour Department of Delhi on 26th November 2021 has notified the Draft Code on Wages (Delhi) Rules, 2021 which shall extend to the whole of National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The Code will effectively address the problems relating to delay in payment of wages whether on monthly, weekly or daily basis. The Code will ensure that there is no discrimination between male and female as well as transgenders in getting wages.

The working day of an employee shall be so arranged that inclusive of the intervals of rest, if any, it shall not spread over more than twelve hours on any day and an employee shall be allowed a day of rest every week  which shall ordinarily be Sunday, but the employer may fix any other day of the week as the rest day for any employee or class of employees:

Provided that an employee shall be entitled for the rest day under this sub-rule if he has worked under the same employer for a continuous period of not less than six days:

Provided further that the employee shall be informed of the day fixed as the rest day and of any subsequent change in the rest day before the change is effected, by display of a notice to that effect in the place of employment at any conspicuous place.

Endeavour shall be made so that the cost of living allowance and the cash value of the concession in respect of essential commodities at concession rate shall be computed once before 1st April and then before1st October in every year to revise the dearness allowance payable to the employees on the minimum wages.

Further, every employer shall issue wage slips, electronically or otherwise to the employees in Form V on or before payment of wages.


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