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The New-Wage Code Bill 2021, will have a direct impact on the central government employees’ salary, provident fund and gratuity. Also Read - Good News For Senior Executives In India! You May Get 8.9% Salary Increase In 2022, Says Survey
The wage code will lead to an increase in gratuity payments and employers’ contribution to their retirement corpus.
Many private companies prefer to keep the allowances component higher and the basic salary lower. This will not be allowed under the new rules.
As per the Wage Code Bill 2021, an employee’s monthly basic salary can’t be less than 50 per cent of the net CTC.
Private-sector employees’ salary will also be impacted. Most of those working in private companies are likely to see a cut in their take-home salary from April.
The labour codes would not only provide social security to the organised sector employees but also to informal sector workers.