The Economic Minister has been recommended by the Salaries and Wages Advisory Board to set MVR 6,400 as the national minimum wage and a sum within the range of MVR 6,400 to MVR 8,400 as the minimum wage for civil servants and tourism sector employees.
Last week Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail sent Parliament a report from the Commission. A report on the recommendation of the commission was also published on the web site of the Economic Ministry.
He too who recently announced plans to declare a minimum wage before the end of February this year.
In making its conclusion, the Board evaluated two factors; monthly food and other essential needs expenses per family, and local economic indicators.
The Board also recommended the establishment of a separate minimum wage for tourism for civil servants and tourism workers; a sum within the range of MVR 6,400 — recommended as the national minimum wage — and MVR 8,600 — recommended by the Board after factoring in basic household expenses.
The Board suggested the minimum wage should be adjusted every five years.