Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
1. Do you know what the minimum wages in your state are? If not, can you find out?

Question:

Do you know what the minimum wages in your state are? If not, can you find out? Speak to five people doing different types of work in your neighbourhood and find out if they are earning the minimum wages or not. Ask them if they know what the minimum wages are. Ask them if men and women are getting the same wages.

Answer:

Minimum wages in our state for daily labourers per day are Rs.300/-

I spoke to 5 different persons with different occupations each. They don’t know the real meaning of minimum wages. Unskilled are getting wages below the minimum wage of the state whereas semi skilled and skilled are getting salaries above the minimum wages in the state. All of them opined that men and women are not getting same wages. Below are the wages of the 5 persons.

  • Watchman- 320/- per day
  • Labourers (threshing work) – 300/- per day
  • Receptionist- 9000/- per month
  • Accountant/ Sales executive- 15,000/- per month
  • Manager- 26,000/- per month

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