The Labour Department of ICT has taken legal action against Radio Pakistan, PTCL and the Utility Stores Corporation for paying employees with a salary going below the minimum government-mandated level of wages (i.e. lower than Rs. 14,000 which is the minimum monthly wage).
According to the reports stated, around 400 employees of Radio Pakistan and 32 employees of the Utility Stores Corporation were being paid lower than the minimum wage.
Here are the standard rates, courtesy of Labour Welfare Department Islamabad with reference to the minimum wage that workers should be paid:
The labour department has not taken this step for the first time, against government departments.
Previously, 1200 Capital Development Authority employees and 7100 Pakistan Agricultural Research Center employees were assured salaries of minimum wages by authorities of the Labour Department.
Nevertheless, in an age of rising inflation, it is hoped that the concerned authorities and departments do the needful sooner than later and assure all employees are compensated according for their services.