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, 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 Apr, 2019 Updated As On: 18th Jun, 2019
Class of Employment Sub-category Total Per Day Total Per Month
Class-III (Staff) Passed matriculate or equal exam 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Clerk 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Time keeper 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Munshi 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Assistant 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Store Keeper 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Accounts Assistant 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Typist 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Steno-Typist 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Receptionist 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Personal Assistant 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Cashier 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Draftsman 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Telephone Operator 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Computer Applicator 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Counterman 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Checker 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Ticket Collector 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Legal Assistant 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Supplier 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Nurse or Nursing Assistant 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Compounder 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Technologist 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Radiologist 397.00 10322.00
Class-III (Staff) Person doing similar work 397.00 10322.00
Class-II (Staff) Graduate (except Technical) 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Accountant 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Stenographer 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Work in charge 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Office Supervisor 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Salesman 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Purchase Man 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Store Incharge 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Architect 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Artisian 403.00 10472.00
Class-II (Staff) Person doing similar work 403.00 10472.00
Class-I (Staff) Assistant Manager 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Foreman 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Executive 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Engineer officer 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Office Supervisor 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Medical Officer 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Doctor 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Dentist 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Surgeon 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Pharmacist 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Vaid 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Hakim 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Homeopath 417.00 10832.00
Class-I (Staff) Person doing similar work 417.00 10832.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification 1st April 2019.pdf

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