India: Skilled inmate just paid Rs 74 for a day’s work, finds SC

“A skilled labourer has to be paid a minimum wage of Rs 285 for a day’s work. But, if s/he is convicted for an offence and renders the same work inside the jail as a convict, s/he would get only Rs 74.

The Supreme Court stumbled upon this wage disparity while deciding an appeal by a woman convict who complained that she had not been paid by the Tihar Jail authorities for the work she rendered at the prison dispensary for more than three years.”

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