Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
In the discussion of both these questions, stress was laid on their bearing on indebtedness. While we recognise the injustice of withholding wages for longer than is necessary to ensure their calculation, we do not believe that the existence of a fairly long waiting period
has an effect on the indebtedness of the worker which is at all comparable with the effect of paying wages monthly. Provided that the delay in payment is of uniform length (and this is usually the case) the only effect of the waiting period is to increase the time which elapses before the first wage is paid. For example, to take a frequent case, if monthly wages are paid about a fortnight after the end of the month, the effect of the waiting period is to increase from a month to about six weeks, the initial period of service without wages. The mere reduction of this period to, say, five weeks would be of some assistance; but it would seldom place the worker in a position to dispense with fresh borrowing.