The government of India has decided to give a salary hike of as much as 170% to people involved in building roads and infrastructure projects along India’s borders. Both skilled and nonskilled workers will be liable for a hike of 100% to 170%.
As per a report by Hindustan Times, the highest salary hike will be given to people working in building roads in the tense Ladakh sector.
The order has been issued by National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) which states that the workers working along Pakistan, China and Bangladesh borders will be able to enjoy such benefits.
Post the order, the salary of an outsourced non-technical staff like data entry operator working in Ladakh has increased from Rs 16,770 per month to Rs 41,440 per month. The same person gets a salary of Rs 28,000 in Delhi. The salary of an accountant to has been increased from Rs 25,700 to Rs 47,360 per month in the Ladakh area.
A civil engineer graduate will now receive a salary of Rs 60,000 from the older 30,000. Similarly, the salary at manager level has been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,12,800 per month, and a senior manager will now get Rs 1,23,600 a month.
The workers will also enjoy health and accident insurance besides travelling allowance, dearness allowance, provident fund, etc.
The government has divide employees working in difficult areas in three categories. The first category comprises of people working in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim and Uttarakhand. Those working in Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram and Nagaland are kept second category. The people working in the Ladakh region have been kept in the third category.