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 Jan, 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 Haryana

Effective from Date: 1st Jan, 2018 Updated As On: 17th May, 2018
Category Qualification and experience Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled NA 326.82 8497.56
Semi Skilled Class A NA 343.17 8922.43
Semi-Skilled Class B NA 360.32 9368.54
Skilled Class A NA 378.34 9836.97
Skilled Class B NA 397.26 10328.83
Highly Skilled NA 417.12 10845.27
Clerical & General Staff Below Matriculation 343.17 8922.43
Clerical & General Staff Matriculation but not Graduate 360.32 9368.54
Clerical & General Staff Graduate or Above 378.34 9836.97
Clerical & General Staff Steno Typist 360.32 9368.54
Clerical & General Staff Junior Scale Stenographer 378.34 9836.97
Clerical & General Staff Senior Scale Stenographer 397.26 10328.83
Clerical & General Staff Personal Assistant 417.12 10845.27
Clerical & General Staff Private Secretary 437.98 11387.53
Data Entry Operator NA 378.34 9836.97
Driver Light Vehicle 397.26 10328.83
Driver Heavy Vehicle 417.12 10845.27
Security Guard Without Weapon 343.17 8922.43
Security Guard With Weapon 397.26 10328.83
Security Inspector/Officer/Supervisor NA 417.12 10845.27
Safai Karamchari in any Employment NA 348.33 9056.61

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Haryana Minimum Wages Notification 1st January 2018.pdf

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