Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
The only attempt so far to deal with these questions by legislation was made in 1925 when a private Bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly with the intention of enforcing the general adoption of weekly payments to employees. The measure was circulated for opinions and those received were almost unanimously unfavourable to it. It was opposed generally by employers and the provincial Governments. It was asserted with some confidence in many quarters that the workers were opposed to the reduction of the period. On the second reading in 1926, the Government of India opposed the measure, and made it. clear that in their view the aim should be to reduce the delays which took place in the payment of wages and not to reduce the period of payment. On an assurance being given by Government that this latter question would be investigated, the Bill was withdrawn by its sponsor.