Delhi Assembly passes Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017, Netaji Subhash varsity bill
August 11, 2017

The Delhi Assembly on 10 August 2017 passed two amended Bills- Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017 and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) Bill, 2017.

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) Bill, 2017

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The NSIT Bill, 2017 aims to give the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology the status of a university.
• Once the Bill becomes Act, the NSIT will become facilitator, a centre for integrated learning, a research centre and support for incubation.
 The bill carries an additional change regarding the appointing authority in the university.

Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017

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The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill, 2017 aims to hike minimum wages of the workers in the state.
• The Bill includes strict penalties on employers who did not pay minimum wages to their workers.
 It enhances the penalty for non-payment of minimum wages from Rs 500 to Rs 50000.
 It increases the jail term of nonpayer to up to three years from the current six months.