Labour minister V Sivankutty welcomed the decision of the trade unions.
The HC called a recent incident in which workers demanded nokku-kooli from ISRO for transporting a cargo to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre as a disgrace.
It is estimated that the majority of domestic workers are women, and also single mothers. This is also their sole means of livelihood.
The hike, which will be effective from April 1, 2021, will also result in an increase in rate of minimum wages for central sphere employees and workers.
Labour Commissioner S Chitra issued the order to avoid incidences of sunstroke among those workers who are exposed to the hot sun.
The code also puts restrictions on the recognition of trade unions - making it mandatory for them to represent at least 10% of workers in a given sector - and prohibit them from striking without prior notice and during conciliation proceedings.
Over 29 labour laws have been merged into four codes and one (Code on Wages Bill, 2019) of them has already been passed.
Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar also urged the trade unions to convince the migrant labourers to not to return to their home states.
More than 30,000 women labourers working in the sugarcane farms with their families or relatives, had undergone hysterectomies to protect their daily wages during the four-day period when they cannot work.
The Modi government aims at helping investors and expediting growth by merging the 44 existing laws into four categories that reportedly include wages, social security, industrial safety and welfare, and industrial relation