Notification of Minimum Wages

By | November 30, 2016
(Last Updated On: November 30, 2016)

Minimum Wages

The Government has issued draft notification on 01.09.2016 to revise the Basic minimum wages for Agriculture, Construction, Non-Coal Mines, Stone-Mines, Sweeping and Cleaning, Watch & Ward and Loading/ Unloading workers, after consultation with the Minimum Wages Advisory Board. 

The proposed amendments to the Minimum Wages Act, 1948,  inter-alia, includes applicability of minimum wages to all employments, changes in the definition of “Appropriate Government”,  fixation/review/revision of minimum rates of wages by the State Government, introduction of National Minimum Wage by the Central Government, enhancement of penalty, etc. 

Under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 both the Central and the State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix and revise minimum wages every five years in respect of scheduled employments within their jurisdictions. The scheduled employment “Agriculture” falls both in the Central and the State Sphere. The rates of minimum wages for the scheduled employment ‘Agriculture’ in Central Sphere as on 01.10.2016 is as under:

Name of Scheduled Employment Category of WorkerRates of wages including V.D.A per day (in Rs.)
 Area AArea BArea C
AgricultureUnskilled237.00216.00214.00
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory259.00239.00219.00
Skilled/Clerical281.00259.00238.00
Highly Skilled312.00289.00259.00
 

A statement showing the classification of Area is given below.

 

 

 

 

CLASSIFICATION  OF  AREA

AREA – “A”
Ahmadabad(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.   

This information was 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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