Karachi April 13 2023: Sindh Cabinet has approved the minimum salary for three different categories of workers with retrospective effect from January 2023.
On the proposal of Minister Labour Saeed Ghani, the Cabinet approved the fixation of minimum wages for three categories of skilled, semi-skilled and highly skilled workers employed in 42 industries.
The new rate as approved by the Cabinet would be effective at a rate of Rs 26,000 for semi-skilled workers, Rs 31,961 for skilled workers, and Rs 33,491 for highly skilled workers with retrospective effect from January 2023.
The chief minister said that the new wages for the workers of different categories would be considered from the next financial year.
Minister Revenue Makhdoom Mahboob told the Cabinet that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) intended to sign a bilateral agreement for data sharing with the Board of Revenue Sindh to develop an effective mechanism for the exchange of information between different public sector organizations for optimum revenue generation under the World’s Bank “Pakistan Raises Revenue” Program.
It was pointed out that the agreement had been signed with the FBR on April 6, therefore the Cabinet granted post-facto approval.
The Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho told the Cabinet that the Governing Body of HANDS has proposed the establishment of a Degree Awarding Institute `HANDS- Institute of Development Studies (HANDS-IDS) at Gadap.
She added that Sindh HEC has recommended the grant of the Charter. The Cabinet approved the proposal and referred it to the assembly.
The Cabinet on the recommendation of the Health Department appointed Justice Abdul Rasool Memon and Dr. Ghulam Rasool Shah as Commissioners of the Sindh Healthcare Commission.