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Sandeep Kumar   21 May 2024

The payment of wages act, 1936

Application of the Act:

The Act will apply to persons employed in any factory or employed (otherwise than in a factory) upon any railway by a railway administration or, either directly or through a sub-contractor, by a person fulfilling a contract with a railway administration, and to persons employed in an industrial or other establishment.

Here "factory" means a factory as defined in section 2(m) of the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948) and includes any place to which the provisions of that Act have been applied under section 85(1) thereof.

"Industrial or other establishment" means any-

  1. Tramway service, or motor transport service engaged in carrying passengers or goods or both by road for hire or reward;
  2. Air transport service other than such service belonging to, or exclusively employed in the military, naval or air forces of the Union or the Civil Aviation Department of the Government of India;
  3. Dock, Wharf or Jetty;
  4. Inland vessel, mechanically propelled;
  1. Mine, Quarry or Oil-field;
  2. Plantation;
  3. Workshop or other establishment in which articles are produced, adapted or manufactured, with a view to their use, transport or sale;
  4. Establishment in which any work relating to the construction, development or maintenance of buildings, roads, bridges or canals, or relating to operations connected with navigation, irrigation, or to the supply of water or relating to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity or any other form of power is being carried on.

2. This Act applies to wages payable to an employed person in respect of a wage period if such wages for that wage period do not exceed Rs 6500/- per month or such other higher sum which, on the basis of figures of the Consumer Expenditure Survey published by the National Sample Survey Organisation, the Central Government may, after every five years, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.".

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T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     21 May 2024

It's alright but what is purpose of posting this information here in this forum? 

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