After a lot of confusion and debate over the increase in minimum wages as per the new labour laws, the Government stated that the minimum monthly wages are not going to be fixed at Rs 18,000/-. Prior to this, there was a lot of confusion over minimum wages for the garment sector. The Central Government clarified in early September that the Ministry of Labour has not been fixed or mentioned any amount as ‘national minimum wage’ in the Code on Wages Bill 2017. The apprehension that minimum wage of Rs. 18000/- per month has been fixed for all employees was incorrect, false and baseless. The minimum wages will vary from place to place depending upon the skill set required, arduousness of the work assigned and geographical location. The rumour of fixation of any minimum monthly wage, be it Rs. 18000/- or any other sum per month, was a hoax.