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RS passes Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017

New Delhi, Feb 8: The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which ebles employers to pay wages through cheque or by crediting it to bank accounts, was passed by Parliament, with the Rajya Sabha too clearing it on Wednesday. The Bill was passed by the Upper House by voice vote, while the Lok Sabha cleared it on Tuesday. The Bill removes the requirement of obtaining written authorisation for payment of wages by cheque or through a bank account from the labourer concerned. However, the existing provision of payment in current coins or currency notes will remain in place. (IANS)