The lower house of Indian parliament (Lok Sabha) on July 30 passed the Code on Wages Bill, 2019. The four acts being subsumed in the bill are the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. The code ensures minimum wages and timely payment of wages to all employees and workers.