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.”

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Skilled-inmate-just-paid-Rs-74-for-a-days-work-finds-SC/articleshow/15454805.cms

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