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 Apr, 2020

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 Apr, 2020 Updated As On: 4th Feb, 2021
Class of Employment Sub-category Total Per Day Total Per Month
Class-III (Staff) Passed matriculate or equal exam 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Clerk 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Time keeper 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Munshi 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Assistant 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Keeper 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Accounts Assistant 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Typist 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Steno-Typist 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Receptionist 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Personal Assistant 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Cashier 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Draftsman 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Telephone Operator 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Computer Applicator 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Counterman 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Checker 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Collector 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Legal Assistant 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Supplier 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Nurse or Nursing Assistant 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Compounder 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Technologist 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Radiologist 424.00 11022.00
Class-III (Staff) Person doing similar work 424.00 11022.00
Class-II (Staff) Graduate (except Technical) 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Accountant 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Stenographer 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Work in charge 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Office Supervisor 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Salesman 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Purchase Man 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Store Incharge 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Architect 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Artisian 430.00 11172.00
Class-II (Staff) Person doing similar work 430.00 11172.00
Class-I (Staff) Assistant Manager 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Foreman 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Executive 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Engineer officer 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Office Supervisor 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Medical Officer 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Doctor 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Dentist 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Surgeon 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Pharmacist 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Vaid 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Hakim 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Homeopath 444.00 11532.00
Class-I (Staff) Person doing similar work 444.00 11532.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification 1st April 2020.pdf

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