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)

Kerala
Effective date:1st Mar, 2022

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).

Back

Latest Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishment in Kerala

Important Note: The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (March 2022)

Effective from Date: 1st Mar, 2022 Updated As On: 16th May, 2022
Grade District Total Per Month Basic General Basic IT DA General DA IT Special Allowance Minimum Wages General Minimum Wages IT
Special Thiruvananthapuram 13074.00 9330.00 0.00 3744.00 0.00 200.00 13274.00 0.00
Grade A Thiruvananthapuram 12864.00 9120.00 21330.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 13064.00 23514.00
Grade B Thiruvananthapuram 12654.00 8910.00 19950.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12854.00 22134.00
Grade C Thiruvananthapuram 12444.00 8700.00 18700.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12644.00 20884.00
Grade D Thiruvananthapuram 12234.00 8490.00 17560.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12434.00 19744.00
Grade E Thiruvananthapuram 12024.00 8280.00 16520.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12224.00 18704.00
Grade F Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 17754.00
Grade G Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 17304.00
Grade H Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 15654.00
Grade I Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 15294.00
Special Kollam 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Kollam 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Kollam 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Kollam 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Kollam 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Kollam 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Kollam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Kollam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Kollam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Kollam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Punalur 13308.00 9330.00 0.00 3978.00 0.00 200.00 13508.00 0.00
Grade A Punalur 13098.00 9120.00 21330.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 13298.00 23748.00
Grade B Punalur 12888.00 8910.00 19950.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 13088.00 22368.00
Grade C Punalur 12678.00 8700.00 18700.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12878.00 21118.00
Grade D Punalur 12468.00 8490.00 17560.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12668.00 19978.00
Grade E Punalur 12258.00 8280.00 16520.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12458.00 18938.00
Grade F Punalur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 17988.00
Grade G Punalur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 17538.00
Grade H Punalur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 15888.00
Grade I Punalur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 15528.00
Special Pathanamthitta 13438.00 9330.00 0.00 4108.00 0.00 200.00 13638.00 0.00
Grade A Pathanamthitta 13228.00 9120.00 21330.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 13428.00 23878.00
Grade B Pathanamthitta 13018.00 8910.00 19950.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 13218.00 22498.00
Grade C Pathanamthitta 12808.00 8700.00 18700.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 13008.00 21248.00
Grade D Pathanamthitta 12598.00 8490.00 17560.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 12798.00 20108.00
Grade E Pathanamthitta 12388.00 8280.00 16520.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 12588.00 19068.00
Grade F Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 18118.00
Grade G Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 17668.00
Grade H Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 16018.00
Grade I Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 15658.00
Special Alappuzha 13152.00 9330.00 0.00 3822.00 0.00 200.00 13352.00 0.00
Grade A Alappuzha 12942.00 9120.00 21330.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 13142.00 23592.00
Grade B Alappuzha 12732.00 8910.00 19950.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12932.00 22212.00
Grade C Alappuzha 12522.00 8700.00 18700.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12722.00 20962.00
Grade D Alappuzha 12312.00 8490.00 17560.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12512.00 19822.00
Grade E Alappuzha 12102.00 8280.00 16520.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12302.00 18782.00
Grade F Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 17832.00
Grade G Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 17382.00
Grade H Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 15732.00
Grade I Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 15372.00
Special Kottayam 13360.00 9330.00 0.00 4030.00 0.00 200.00 13560.00 0.00
Grade A Kottayam 13150.00 9120.00 21330.00 4030.00 2470.00 200.00 13350.00 23800.00
Grade B Kottayam 12940.00 8910.00 19950.00 4030.00 2470.00 200.00 13140.00 22420.00
Grade C Kottayam 12730.00 8700.00 18700.00 4030.00 2470.00 200.00 12930.00 21170.00
Grade D Kottayam 12520.00 8490.00 17560.00 4030.00 2470.00 200.00 12720.00 20030.00
Grade E Kottayam 12310.00 8280.00 16520.00 4030.00 2470.00 200.00 12510.00 18990.00
Grade F Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2470.00 0.00 0.00 18040.00
Grade G Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2470.00 0.00 0.00 17590.00
Grade H Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2470.00 0.00 0.00 15940.00
Grade I Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2470.00 0.00 0.00 15580.00
Special Mundakayam 13464.00 9330.00 0.00 4134.00 0.00 200.00 13664.00 0.00
Grade A Mundakayam 13254.00 9120.00 21330.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 13454.00 23904.00
Grade B Mundakayam 13044.00 8910.00 19950.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 13244.00 22524.00
Grade C Mundakayam 12834.00 8700.00 18700.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 13034.00 21274.00
Grade D Mundakayam 12624.00 8490.00 17560.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 12824.00 20134.00
Grade E Mundakayam 12414.00 8280.00 16520.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 12614.00 19094.00
Grade F Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 18144.00
Grade G Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 17694.00
Grade H Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 16044.00
Grade I Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 15684.00
Special Idukki/Munnar 12502.00 9330.00 0.00 3172.00 0.00 200.00 12702.00 0.00
Grade A Idukki/Munnar 12292.00 9120.00 21330.00 3172.00 1612.00 200.00 12492.00 22942.00
Grade B Idukki/Munnar 12082.00 8910.00 19950.00 3172.00 1612.00 200.00 12282.00 21562.00
Grade C Idukki/Munnar 11872.00 8700.00 18700.00 3172.00 1612.00 200.00 12072.00 20312.00
Grade D Idukki/Munnar 11662.00 8490.00 17560.00 3172.00 1612.00 200.00 11862.00 19172.00
Grade E Idukki/Munnar 11452.00 8280.00 16520.00 3172.00 1612.00 200.00 11652.00 18132.00
Grade F Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1612.00 0.00 0.00 17182.00
Grade G Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1612.00 0.00 0.00 16732.00
Grade H Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1612.00 0.00 0.00 15082.00
Grade I Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1612.00 0.00 0.00 14722.00
Special Ernakulam 12684.00 9330.00 0.00 3354.00 0.00 200.00 12884.00 0.00
Grade A Ernakulam 12474.00 9120.00 21330.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12674.00 23124.00
Grade B Ernakulam 12264.00 8910.00 19950.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12464.00 21744.00
Grade C Ernakulam 12054.00 8700.00 18700.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12254.00 20494.00
Grade D Ernakulam 11844.00 8490.00 17560.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12044.00 19354.00
Grade E Ernakulam 11634.00 8280.00 16520.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 11834.00 18314.00
Grade F Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 17364.00
Grade G Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 16914.00
Grade H Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 15264.00
Grade I Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 14904.00
Special Chalakkudy 13178.00 9330.00 0.00 3848.00 0.00 200.00 13378.00 0.00
Grade A Chalakkudy 12968.00 9120.00 21330.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 13168.00 23618.00
Grade B Chalakkudy 12758.00 8910.00 19950.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12958.00 22238.00
Grade C Chalakkudy 12548.00 8700.00 18700.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12748.00 20988.00
Grade D Chalakkudy 12338.00 8490.00 17560.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12538.00 19848.00
Grade E Chalakkudy 12128.00 8280.00 16520.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12328.00 18808.00
Grade F Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17858.00
Grade G Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17408.00
Grade H Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15758.00
Grade I Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15398.00
Special Thrissur 12528.00 9330.00 0.00 3198.00 0.00 200.00 12728.00 0.00
Grade A Thrissur 12318.00 9120.00 21330.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 12518.00 22968.00
Grade B Thrissur 12108.00 8910.00 19950.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 12308.00 21588.00
Grade C Thrissur 11898.00 8700.00 18700.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 12098.00 20338.00
Grade D Thrissur 11688.00 8490.00 17560.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 11888.00 19198.00
Grade E Thrissur 11478.00 8280.00 16520.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 11678.00 18158.00
Grade F Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 17208.00
Grade G Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 16758.00
Grade H Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 15108.00
Grade I Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 14748.00
Special Palakkad 12710.00 9330.00 0.00 3380.00 0.00 200.00 12910.00 0.00
Grade A Palakkad 12500.00 9120.00 21330.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12700.00 23150.00
Grade B Palakkad 12290.00 8910.00 19950.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12490.00 21770.00
Grade C Palakkad 12080.00 8700.00 18700.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12280.00 20520.00
Grade D Palakkad 11870.00 8490.00 17560.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12070.00 19380.00
Grade E Palakkad 11660.00 8280.00 16520.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 11860.00 18340.00
Grade F Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 17390.00
Grade G Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 16940.00
Grade H Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 15290.00
Grade I Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 14930.00
Special Malappuram 12554.00 9330.00 0.00 3224.00 0.00 200.00 12754.00 0.00
Grade A Malappuram 12344.00 9120.00 21330.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 12544.00 22994.00
Grade B Malappuram 12134.00 8910.00 19950.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 12334.00 21614.00
Grade C Malappuram 11924.00 8700.00 18700.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 12124.00 20364.00
Grade D Malappuram 11714.00 8490.00 17560.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 11914.00 19224.00
Grade E Malappuram 11504.00 8280.00 16520.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 11704.00 18184.00
Grade F Malappuram 3224.00 0.00 15570.00 3224.00 1664.00 0.00 3224.00 17234.00
Grade G Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1664.00 0.00 0.00 16784.00
Grade H Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1664.00 0.00 0.00 15134.00
Grade I Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1664.00 0.00 0.00 14774.00
Special Kozhikode 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Kozhikode 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Kozhikode 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Kozhikode 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Kozhikode 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Kozhikode 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Wayanad/Meppadi 12320.00 9330.00 0.00 2990.00 0.00 200.00 12520.00 0.00
Grade A Wayanad/Meppadi 12110.00 9120.00 21330.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 12310.00 22760.00
Grade B Wayanad/Meppadi 11900.00 8910.00 19950.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 12100.00 21380.00
Grade C Wayanad/Meppadi 11690.00 8700.00 18700.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11890.00 20130.00
Grade D Wayanad/Meppadi 11480.00 8490.00 17560.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11680.00 18990.00
Grade E Wayanad/Meppadi 11270.00 8280.00 16520.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11470.00 17950.00
Grade F Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 17000.00
Grade G Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 16550.00
Grade H Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 14900.00
Grade I Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 14540.00
Special Kannur 13230.00 9330.00 0.00 3900.00 0.00 200.00 13430.00 0.00
Grade A Kannur 13020.00 9120.00 21330.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13220.00 23670.00
Grade B Kannur 12810.00 8910.00 19950.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13010.00 22290.00
Grade C Kannur 12600.00 8700.00 18700.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12800.00 21040.00
Grade D Kannur 12390.00 8490.00 17560.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12590.00 19900.00
Grade E Kannur 12180.00 8280.00 16520.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12380.00 18860.00
Grade F Kannur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17910.00
Grade G Kannur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17460.00
Grade H Kannur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15810.00
Grade I Kannur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15450.00
Special Kasargod 13048.00 9330.00 0.00 3718.00 0.00 200.00 13248.00 0.00
Grade A Kasargod 12838.00 9120.00 21330.00 3718.00 2158.00 200.00 13038.00 23488.00
Grade B Kasargod 12628.00 8910.00 19950.00 3718.00 2158.00 200.00 12828.00 22108.00
Grade C Kasargod 12418.00 8700.00 18700.00 3718.00 2158.00 200.00 12618.00 20858.00
Grade D Kasargod 12208.00 8490.00 17560.00 3718.00 2158.00 200.00 12408.00 19718.00
Grade E Kasargod 11998.00 8280.00 16520.00 3718.00 2158.00 200.00 12198.00 18678.00
Grade F Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2158.00 0.00 0.00 17728.00
Grade G Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2158.00 0.00 0.00 17278.00
Grade H Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2158.00 0.00 0.00 15628.00
Grade I Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2158.00 0.00 0.00 15268.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

kerala-minimum-wages-notification-basic-general-revised-2016.pdf
kerala-minimum-wages-notification-basic-it-sector.pdf
the-kerala-minimum-wages-notification-1st-March-2022.pdf

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by www.simpliance.in, a property of Simpliance Technologies Pvt. Ltd. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
For any suggestions or feedback write to us at helpdesk@simpliance.in

Sales Enquires

sales@simpliance.in

+91 90080 00985


Technical Support

helpdesk@simpliance.in

+91 99020 00606

Contact Us

Simpliance Technologies Private Limited

S.R. Complex Municipal No.2,

Thavarekere Main Road,

S.G. Palya, D.R. College PO,

Bengaluru: 560029

Karnataka, INDIA



Follow Us On