Minimum Wage

As per the Indian Constitution, 'Minimum Wage' has been defined as the level of income for skilled and unskilled workers which ensures a sustaining standard of living while also providing for some measure of comfort. A minimum wage not just supports the bare level of employment, but also seeks for viable continuous improvement. It aims at preventing exploitation of labour.

Minimum Wages For States Across India

The states which impose minimum wages in India are listed below: (Click on the state name for more details)

Effective date:1st Oct, 2018

Fixation and Revision of Minimum Wages

Under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State government have dominion over fixing the wages. The State governments fix their own scheduled employments and further release the rates of Minimum Wage along with the VDA (Variable Dearness Allowance). Wage boards are set up to review and fix minimum wages at specified intervals. The wage rates in scheduled employments differ across states, sectors, skills, regions and occupations owing to a lot of differentiating factors. Hence, there is no single uniform minimum wage rate across the country and the revision cycle differs for each state.

Scope and Applicability

Minimum Wages Act was enforced to ensure the employers did not exploit employees with insufficient wages. The Act is applicable on all establishments, factories, place of business and industry types. Unscheduled industries are generally excluded, though a state can add a minimum wage for an occupation or specify it for a sector during a revision cycle.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Under-payment and non-payment of Minimum Wage is deemed as an offence under the Central Act. The penalty may range from upto 5 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10000/- (under Section 22 of the Act).


Latest Minimum wages for Shops & Establishment in Chandigarh

Effective from Date: 1st Oct, 2018 Updated As On: 16th Nov, 2018
Class of Employment Sub-category Total Per Day Total Per Month
Class-III (Staff) Passed matriculate or equal exam 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Clerk 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Time keeper 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Munshi 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Assistant 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Keeper 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Accounts Assistant 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Typist 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Steno-Typist 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Receptionist 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Personal Assistant 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Cashier 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Draftsman 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Telephone Operator 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Computer Applicator 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Counterman 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Checker 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Collector 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Legal Assistant 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Supplier 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Nurse or Nursing Assistant 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Compounder 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Technologist 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Radiologist 387.00 10049.00
Class-III (Staff) Person doing similar work 387.00 10049.00
Class-II (Staff) Graduate (except Technical) 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Accountant 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Stenographer 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Work in charge 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Office Supervisor 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Salesman 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Purchase Man 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Store Incharge 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Architect 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Artisian 392.26 10199.00
Class-II (Staff) Person doing similar work 392.26 10199.00
Class-I (Staff) Assistant Manager 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Foreman 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Executive 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Engineer officer 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Office Supervisor 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Medical Officer 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Doctor 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Dentist 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Surgeon 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Pharmacist 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Vaid 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Hakim 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Homeopath 406.11 10559.00
Class-I (Staff) Person doing similar work 406.11 10559.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification 1st October 2018.pdf

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