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:15th Jun, 2012

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 Nagaland

Effective from Date: 15th Jun, 2012 Updated As On: 6th Feb, 2018
Class of Employment Category Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled Shop Asstt. Helper 115.00 3450.00
Unskilled Weightman 115.00 3450.00
Unskilled Kolahari 115.00 3450.00
Unskilled Peon 115.00 3450.00
Unskilled Watchman 115.00 3450.00
Unskilled Any Other Category Of Unskilled Nature 115.00 3450.00
Semi-Skilled Clerk 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Cashier 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Asstt. Salesman 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Hair Dresser 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Bill Collector 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Godown Keeper 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Store Keeper 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Asstt. Manager 125.00 3750.00
Semi-Skilled Any Other Category Of Semi-Skilled Nature 125.00 3750.00
Skilled Grade-I Air Conditioned Plant Operator 145.00 4350.00
Skilled Grade-I Laboratory Technician 145.00 4350.00
Skilled Grade-I Radiographer 145.00 4350.00
Skilled Grade-I Radio Mechanic 145.00 4350.00
Skilled Grade-I Photo Artist 145.00 4350.00
Skilled Grade-I Electrician 145.00 4350.00
Skilled Grade-I Any Other Category Of Senior Grade Skilled Nature 145.00 4350.00
Skilled Grade-II Manager 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Accountant 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Typist 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Salesman 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Pharmacist 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Compounder 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Nurse 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Asstt. Lab Technician 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Grinder 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Surfacer 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Photographer 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Bicycle Fitter 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Agent Purchaser 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Receptionist 135.00 4050.00
Skilled Grade-II Any Other Category Of Junior Grade Skilled Nature 135.00 4050.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Nagaland Minimum Wages Notification (June 2012).pdf

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