Review of minimum wages under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948


Under the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employment consisting of agriculture and non-agricultural sector under their  respective  jurisdictions. The rates of minimum wages fixed for scheduled employments in the Central Sphere is at enlisted.

 

As on 01.04.2016

 

Name of Scheduled Employment 

Category of Worker

Rates of wages including V.D.A per day (in Rs.)

 

Area A

Area B

Area C

 
 

1. Agriculture

Unskilled

234.00

213.00

211.00

 

Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory

256.00

236.00

216.00

 

Skilled/Clerical

278.00

256.00

235.00

 

Highly Skilled

308.00

286.00

256.00

 

2. Workers engaged in Stone Mines for Stone Breaking and Stone Crushing

1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead/1.5 meters lift:

 

(a) Soft Soil

247.00

 

(b) Soft Soil with Rock

373.00

 

(c) Rock

494.00

 

2. Removal and Staking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead 1.5 metres lift

199.00

 
 

Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the stone size

 

(a) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inches

1528.00

 

(b) Above 1.5 Inches to 3.0 Inches

1307.00

 

(c) Above 3.0 Inches to 5 Inches

765.00

 

(d) Above 5.0 Inches

628.00

 

3. Sweeping and Cleaning

Unskilled

368.00

307.00

246.00

 

4. Watch and Ward

Without Arms

407.00

347.00

288.00

 

With Arms

448.00

407.00

347.00

 

5. Loading and Unloading

Unskilled

368.00

307.00

246.00

 

6. Construction

Unskilled

368.00

307.00

246.00

 

Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory

407.00

347.00

288.00

 

Skilled/Clerical

448.00

407.00

347.00

 

Highly Skilled

487.00

448.00

407.00

 

7. Non-Coal Mines

Above Ground

Below Ground

 

Unskilled

246.00

307.00

 

Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory

307.00

368.00

 

Skilled/Clerical

368.00

429.00

 

Highly Skilled

429.00

487.00

 

Name of Schedulded Employment

Nomenclature

 

1. Agriculture

Agriculture

 

2. Workers engaged in Stone Mines for Stone Breaking and Stone Crushing

Workers engaged in Stone Mines for Stone Breaking and Stone Crushing

 

3. Sweeping and Cleaning

Employment of Sweeping and Cleaning excluding Activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993

 

4. Watch and Ward

Employment of Watch and Ward

 

5. Loading and Unloading

Employment in Loading and Unloading in (i) Goods Sheds, Parcel Offices of Railways; (ii) Other Goodssheds, Godowns, Warehouses etc. and;  (iii) Docks and Ports

 

6. Construction

Construction or maintenance of Roads or Runways or in Building Operations including laying down Underground Electric, Wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and similar other Underground Cabling Work, Electric Lines, Water Supply Lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines

 

7. Non-Coal Mines

Employees engaged in the employment of  Gypsum, Barytes, Bauxite, Manganese, China Clay, Kyanite, Copper,Clay, Magnesite, White Clay, Stone, Steatite (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Orchre, Asbestos, Fire Clay, Chromite, Quartzite, Quartz, Silica, Graphite, Felspar, Laterite, Dolomite, Red Oxide, Wolfram, Iron Ore, Granite, Rock Phosphate, Hematite, Marble and Calcite, Uranium, Mica, Lignite, Grave, Slate and Magnetite Mines

 
 

CLASSIFICATION  OF  AREA

 

AREA – “A”

 

Ahmedabad

(UA)

Hyderabad

(UA)

Faridabad complex

 

Bengaluru

(UA)

Kanpur

(UA)

Ghaziabad

 

Kolkata

(UA)

Lucknow

(UA)

Gurgaon

 

Delhi

(UA)

Chennai

(UA)

Noida

 

Greater Mumbai

(UA)

Nagpur

(UA)

Secunderabad

 

Navi Mumbai

 

AREA – “B”

 

Agra

(UA)

Jodhpur

Jabalpur

(UA)

 

Ajmer

Kochi

(UA)

Jaipur

(UA)

 

Aligarh

Kolhapur

(UA)

Jalandhar

(UA)

 

Allahabad

(UA)

Kozhikode

(UA)

Jamshedpur

(UA)

 

Amravati

Kota

Puducherry

(UA)

 

Aurangabad

(UA)

Ludhiana

Jalandhar-cantt.

 

Bareilly

(UA)

Madurai

(UA)

Dhanbad

(UA)

 

Bhavnagar

Meerut

(UA)

Dehradun

(UA)

 

Bikaner

Moradabad

(UA)

Durg-Bhilai Nagar

(UA)

 

Bhopal

Mysore

(UA)

Jammu

(UA)

 

Bhubaneshwar

Nasik

(UA)

Jamnagar

(UA)

 

Amritsar

(UA)

Pune

(UA)

Vijayawada

(UA)

 

Chandigarh

(UA)

Patna

(UA)

Vishakhapatnam

(UA)

 

Coimbatore

(UA)

Raipur

(UA)

Warangal

 

Cuttack

(UA)

Rajkot

Mangalore

(UA)

 

Durgapur

Ranchi

(UA)

Salem

(UA)

 

Gorakhpur

Sholapur

Tiruppur

(UA)

 

Guwahati City

Srinagar

(UA)

Tiruchirappalli

(UA)

 

Guntur

Surat

(UA)

Asansol

(UA)

 

Gwalior

(UA)

Thiruvanantapuram

(UA)

Belgaum

(UA)

 

Indore

(UA)

Vadodara

(UA)

Bhiwandi

(UA)

 

Hubli-Dharwad

Varanasi

(UA)

 

Area ‘C’ will comprise all areas not mentioned in this list.

 

NB: U.A. stands for Urban Agglomeration.

 

The range of minimum wages in the State Sphere is at enlisted.

S. No.

State/UT

Categories

Unskilled

Semi Skilled

Skilled

Highly Skilled

Min.

Max.

Min.

Max.

Min.

Max.

Min.

Max.

 

Central Sphere

204.00

294.00

209.00

353.00

227.00

411.00

247.00

467.00

1

Andhra Pradesh

69.27

-

-

-

-

-

-

858.83

2

Arunachal Pradesh

150.00

170.00

160.00

180.00

170.00

190.00

-

-

3

Assam

240.00

-

280.00

-

350.00

-

450.00

-

4

Bihar

181.00

197.00

188.00

206.00

232.00

251.00

282.00

308.00

5

Chhatisgarh

157.00

242.00

201.00

247.00

210.00

256.00

236.00

266.00

6

Goa

215.00

216.00

223.00

229.00

227.00

232.00

235.00

292.00

7

Gujarat

150.00

276.00

276.00

284.00

284.00

293.00

-

-

8

Haryana

226.40

226.40

231.40

236.40

241.40

246.40

251.40

251.40

9

Himachal Pradesh

170.00

185.55

180.17

187.00

206.52

214.00

227.12

274.50

10

Jammu & Kashmir*

150.00

150.00

175.00

175.00

225.00

225.00

-

-

11

Jharkhand

210.00

225.00

220.00

240.00

290.00

335.00

259.31

360.00

12

Karnataka

198.23

-

-

-

-

-

-

343.58

13

Kerala

275.46

548.70

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

Madhya Pradesh

187.00

253.00

248.00

339.00

294.00

387.00

337.00

389.00

15

Maharashtra

180.00

315.49

-

-

16

Meghalaya

170.00

170.00

181.00

181.00

191.00

191.00

212.00

212.00

17

Manipur

122.10

122.10

129.97

129.97

132.60

132.60

-

-

18

Mizoram

220.00

220.00

250.00

250.00

310.00

380.00

-

-

19

Nagaland

115.00

115.00

125.00

125.00

135.00

135.00

145.00

145.00

20

Odisha

200.00

200.00

220.00

220.00

240.00

240.00

260.00

260.00

21

Punjab

267.13

277.13

297.13

297.13

331.63

331.63

371.33

371.33

22

Rajasthan

166.00

166.00

176.00

176.00

186.00

186.00

236.00

236.00

23

Sikkim

220.00

220.00

242.00

242.00

275.00

275.00

319.00

319.00

24

 Tamil Nadu

146.00

431.86

-

-

-

-

-

-

25

Tripura

142.46

346.15

162.81

375.00

184.96

403.85

280.00

405.42

26

Uttarakhand

200.00

272.12

231.54

291.54

235.31

310.96

249.23

356.35

27

Uttar Pradesh

161.00

262.11

240.24

288.32

282.07

322.96

299.19

299.19

28

West Bengal

211.00

278.00

232.00

306.00

255.00

337.00

370.00

-

29

A.& N. Islands

274.00

285.00

286.00

294.00

338.00

363.00

363.00

384.00

30

Chandigarh

306.19

306.19

311.96

316.00

323.15

332.15

348.00

348.00

31

D & N Haveli

220.80

220.80

227.30

227.30

233.80

233.80

-

-

32

Daman & Diu

268.20

268.20

276.20

276.20

284.20

284.20

-

-

33

Delhi

316.00

353.00

349.00

390.00

384.00

429.00

-

-

34

Lakshadweep

255.20

255.20

280.50

280.20

305.20

305.20

335.20

335.20

35

Puducherry

55.00

255.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

36

Telangana

69.27

363.26

  

* Data is yet to be received. Figures indicate rates of wages as on 31.12.2013 in respect of Jammu & Kashmir. Rates for unskilled workers for Assam and West Bengal exclude Tea garden workers.

The implementation of the Act is carried out by the Centre as well as the States in respect of their respective jurisdiction. In the Central Sphere, the enforcement is secured through the Inspecting Officers of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) commonly designated as Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM), the compliance in the State sphere is ensured through the State Enforcement Machinery. They conduct regular inspections and in the event of detection of any case of non-payment or under-payment of minimum wages, they advise the employers to make payment of the shortfall of wages. In case of non-compliance, penal provisions against the defaulting employers are invoked. The details of enforcement of Minimum Wages Act in Central Sphere during the years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (upto December 2015) is at enlisted.

Details of Enforcement of Minimum Wages Act, 1948 in Central Sphere Establishments

Sl. No.

Particulars

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

*Upto Dec, 2015

1.

No. of Inspections conducted

15500

13099

6497

4904

2.

No. of Irregularities

157111

129341

64987

36887

3.

No. of Prosecution Launched

5307

5167

3566

981

4.

No. of convictions

4954

5074

2694

988

Source: Office of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), Ministry of Labour & Employment.

This information given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


 
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