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 Worker Rates of wages including V.D.A per day (in Rs.)
  Area A Area B Area C
Agriculture Unskilled 237.00 216.00 214.00
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory 259.00 239.00 219.00
Skilled/Clerical 281.00 259.00 238.00
Highly Skilled 312.00 289.00 259.00
 

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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