Minimum Wages in Center and State

By | May 4, 2016

Minimum Wages

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 Schedulded 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  
Bangaluru (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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