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 Jul, 2021

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).

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Latest Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishment in Kerala

Important Note:  The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification With Effect From 1st July 2021

Effective from Date: 1st Jul, 2021 Updated As On: 21st Sep, 2021
Grade District Total Per Month Basic General Basic IT DA General DA IT Special Allowance Minimum Wages General Minimum Wages IT
Special Thiruvananthapuram 13022.00 9330.00 0.00 3692.00 0.00 200.00 13222.00 0.00
Grade A Thiruvananthapuram 12812.00 9120.00 21330.00 3692.00 2132.00 200.00 13012.00 23462.00
Grade B Thiruvananthapuram 12602.00 8910.00 19950.00 3692.00 2132.00 200.00 12802.00 22082.00
Grade C Thiruvananthapuram 12392.00 8700.00 18700.00 3692.00 2132.00 200.00 12592.00 20832.00
Grade D Thiruvananthapuram 12182.00 8490.00 17560.00 3692.00 2132.00 200.00 12382.00 19692.00
Grade E Thiruvananthapuram 11972.00 8280.00 16520.00 3692.00 2132.00 200.00 12172.00 18652.00
Grade F Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2132.00 0.00 0.00 17702.00
Grade G Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2132.00 0.00 0.00 17252.00
Grade H Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2132.00 0.00 0.00 15602.00
Grade I Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2132.00 0.00 0.00 15242.00
Special Kollam 12658.00 9330.00 0.00 3328.00 0.00 200.00 12858.00 0.00
Grade A Kollam 12448.00 9120.00 21330.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12648.00 23098.00
Grade B Kollam 12238.00 8910.00 19950.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12438.00 21718.00
Grade C Kollam 12028.00 8700.00 18700.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12228.00 20468.00
Grade D Kollam 11818.00 8490.00 17560.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12018.00 19328.00
Grade E Kollam 11608.00 8280.00 16520.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 11808.00 18288.00
Grade F Kollam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 17338.00
Grade G Kollam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 16888.00
Grade H Kollam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 15238.00
Grade I Kollam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 14878.00
Special Punalur 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Punalur 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Punalur 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Punalur 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Punalur 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Punalur 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Punalur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Punalur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Punalur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Punalur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Pathanamthitta 13178.00 9330.00 0.00 3848.00 0.00 200.00 13378.00 0.00
Grade A Pathanamthitta 12968.00 9120.00 21330.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 13168.00 23618.00
Grade B Pathanamthitta 12758.00 8910.00 19950.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12958.00 22238.00
Grade C Pathanamthitta 12548.00 8700.00 18700.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12748.00 20988.00
Grade D Pathanamthitta 12338.00 8490.00 17560.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12538.00 19848.00
Grade E Pathanamthitta 12128.00 8280.00 16520.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12328.00 18808.00
Grade F Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17858.00
Grade G Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17408.00
Grade H Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15758.00
Grade I Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15398.00
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 12996.00 9330.00 0.00 3666.00 0.00 200.00 13196.00 0.00
Grade A Kottayam 12786.00 9120.00 21330.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12986.00 23436.00
Grade B Kottayam 12576.00 8910.00 19950.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12776.00 22056.00
Grade C Kottayam 12366.00 8700.00 18700.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12566.00 20806.00
Grade D Kottayam 12156.00 8490.00 17560.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12356.00 19666.00
Grade E Kottayam 11946.00 8280.00 16520.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12146.00 18626.00
Grade F Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 17676.00
Grade G Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 17226.00
Grade H Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 15576.00
Grade I Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 15216.00
Special Mundakayam 13178.00 9330.00 0.00 3848.00 0.00 200.00 13378.00 0.00
Grade A Mundakayam 12968.00 9120.00 21330.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 13168.00 23618.00
Grade B Mundakayam 12758.00 8910.00 19950.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12958.00 22238.00
Grade C Mundakayam 12548.00 8700.00 18700.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12748.00 20988.00
Grade D Mundakayam 12338.00 8490.00 17560.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12538.00 19848.00
Grade E Mundakayam 12128.00 8280.00 16520.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12328.00 18808.00
Grade F Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17858.00
Grade G Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17408.00
Grade H Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15758.00
Grade I Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15398.00
Special Idukki/Munnar 12216.00 9330.00 0.00 2886.00 0.00 200.00 12416.00 0.00
Grade A Idukki/Munnar 12006.00 9120.00 21330.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 12206.00 22656.00
Grade B Idukki/Munnar 11796.00 8910.00 19950.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11996.00 21276.00
Grade C Idukki/Munnar 11586.00 8700.00 18700.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11786.00 20026.00
Grade D Idukki/Munnar 11376.00 8490.00 17560.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11576.00 18886.00
Grade E Idukki/Munnar 11166.00 8280.00 16520.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11366.00 17846.00
Grade F Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 16896.00
Grade G Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 16446.00
Grade H Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 14796.00
Grade I Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 14436.00
Special Ernakulam 12528.00 9330.00 0.00 3198.00 0.00 200.00 12728.00 0.00
Grade A Ernakulam 12318.00 9120.00 21330.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 12518.00 22968.00
Grade B Ernakulam 12108.00 8910.00 19950.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 12308.00 21588.00
Grade C Ernakulam 11898.00 8700.00 18700.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 12098.00 20338.00
Grade D Ernakulam 11688.00 8490.00 17560.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 11888.00 19198.00
Grade E Ernakulam 11478.00 8280.00 16520.00 3198.00 1638.00 200.00 11678.00 18158.00
Grade F Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 17208.00
Grade G Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 16758.00
Grade H Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 15108.00
Grade I Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1638.00 0.00 0.00 14748.00
Special Chalakkudy 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Chalakkudy 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Chalakkudy 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Chalakkudy 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Chalakkudy 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Chalakkudy 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Thrissur 12372.00 9330.00 0.00 3042.00 0.00 200.00 12572.00 0.00
Grade A Thrissur 12162.00 9120.00 21330.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 12362.00 22812.00
Grade B Thrissur 11952.00 8910.00 19950.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 12152.00 21432.00
Grade C Thrissur 11742.00 8700.00 18700.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 11942.00 20182.00
Grade D Thrissur 11532.00 8490.00 17560.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 11732.00 19042.00
Grade E Thrissur 11322.00 8280.00 16520.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 11522.00 18002.00
Grade F Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 17052.00
Grade G Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 16602.00
Grade H Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 14952.00
Grade I Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 14592.00
Special Palakkad 12372.00 9330.00 0.00 3042.00 0.00 200.00 12572.00 0.00
Grade A Palakkad 12162.00 9120.00 21330.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 12362.00 22812.00
Grade B Palakkad 11952.00 8910.00 19950.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 12152.00 21432.00
Grade C Palakkad 11742.00 8700.00 18700.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 11942.00 20182.00
Grade D Palakkad 11532.00 8490.00 17560.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 11732.00 19042.00
Grade E Palakkad 11322.00 8280.00 16520.00 3042.00 1482.00 200.00 11522.00 18002.00
Grade F Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 17052.00
Grade G Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 16602.00
Grade H Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 14952.00
Grade I Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1482.00 0.00 0.00 14592.00
Special Malappuram 12710.00 9330.00 0.00 3380.00 0.00 200.00 12910.00 0.00
Grade A Malappuram 12500.00 9120.00 21330.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12700.00 23150.00
Grade B Malappuram 12290.00 8910.00 19950.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12490.00 21770.00
Grade C Malappuram 12080.00 8700.00 18700.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12280.00 20520.00
Grade D Malappuram 11870.00 8490.00 17560.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12070.00 19380.00
Grade E Malappuram 11660.00 8280.00 16520.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 11860.00 18340.00
Grade F Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 17390.00
Grade G Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 16940.00
Grade H Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 15290.00
Grade I Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 14930.00
Special Kozhikode 12866.00 9330.00 0.00 3536.00 0.00 200.00 13066.00 0.00
Grade A Kozhikode 12656.00 9120.00 21330.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12856.00 23306.00
Grade B Kozhikode 12446.00 8910.00 19950.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12646.00 21926.00
Grade C Kozhikode 12236.00 8700.00 18700.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12436.00 20676.00
Grade D Kozhikode 12026.00 8490.00 17560.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12226.00 19536.00
Grade E Kozhikode 11816.00 8280.00 16520.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12016.00 18496.00
Grade F Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 17546.00
Grade G Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 17096.00
Grade H Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 15446.00
Grade I Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 15086.00
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 13542.00 9330.00 0.00 4212.00 0.00 200.00 13742.00 0.00
Grade A Kasargod 13332.00 9120.00 21330.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 13532.00 23982.00
Grade B Kasargod 13122.00 8910.00 19950.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 13322.00 22602.00
Grade C Kasargod 12912.00 8700.00 18700.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 13112.00 21352.00
Grade D Kasargod 12702.00 8490.00 17560.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 12902.00 20212.00
Grade E Kasargod 12492.00 8280.00 16520.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 12692.00 19172.00
Grade F Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 18222.00
Grade G Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 17772.00
Grade H Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 16122.00
Grade I Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 15762.00

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