Security guards in the private sector in India will enjoy a huge increase in salary beginning July 1, says a Times of India report.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said the take-home pay for workers in the sector after the increase would range between RM1,100 and RM 1,450 per month (US $161 to $212).
Their current salary is between RM300 and RM400 per month ($43 to $58) as provided under the Wages Council Act, the report said. Dr. Subramaniam said about 40,000 foreigners are involved in the industry, and ministry sources said about 150,000 Malaysians worked as security guards.
He also hoped the salary increase would encourage more Malaysians to become guards. “We are also planning to increase the salary of workers in the textiles, electronics and hospitality industries. We hope to finalise it by the end of the year,” the report said.