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, 2019

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, 2019 Updated As On: 9th Jan, 2020
Class of Employment Sub-category Total Per Day Total Per Month
Class-III (Staff) Passed matriculate or equal exam 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Clerk 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Time keeper 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Munshi 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Assistant 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Keeper 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Accounts Assistant 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Typist 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Steno-Typist 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Receptionist 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Personal Assistant 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Cashier 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Draftsman 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Telephone Operator 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Computer Applicator 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Counterman 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Checker 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Collector 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Legal Assistant 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Supplier 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Nurse or Nursing Assistant 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Compounder 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Technologist 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Radiologist 412.00 10700.00
Class-III (Staff) Person doing similar work 412.00 10700.00
Class-II (Staff) Graduate (except Technical) 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Accountant 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Stenographer 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Work in charge 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Office Supervisor 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Salesman 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Purchase Man 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Store Incharge 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Architect 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Artisian 417.00 10850.00
Class-II (Staff) Person doing similar work 417.00 10850.00
Class-I (Staff) Assistant Manager 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Foreman 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Executive 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Engineer officer 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Office Supervisor 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Medical Officer 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Doctor 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Dentist 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Surgeon 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Pharmacist 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Vaid 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Hakim 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Homeopath 431.00 11210.00
Class-I (Staff) Person doing similar work 431.00 11210.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification 1st October 2019.pdf

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