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)

Pondicherry
Effective date:1st Jan, 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).

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Latest Minimum wages for Shops & Establishment in Pondicherry

Effective from Date: 1st Jan, 2019 Updated As On: 23rd Jul, 2019
Category Sub-category Grade Basic Per Month VDA Per Month Total Per Month
Manager General Categories NA 7909.00 162.00 8071.00
Office In-charge General Categories NA 7909.00 162.00 8071.00
Sales Manager General Categories NA 7909.00 162.00 8071.00
Field Officer General Categories NA 7909.00 162.00 8071.00
Development Officer General Categories NA 7909.00 162.00 8071.00
Assistant Manager General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Accountant General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Supervisor General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Sales Executive General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Purchaser General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Storekeeper General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Agent General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Sales Promotion Employees General Categories NA 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Cashier General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Clerk General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Typist-cum-Clerk General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Typist General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Stenographer General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Salesman General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Sales Representative General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Auction Bidder General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Tradesman General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Bill Writer General Categories NA 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Bill Collector General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Booking Clerk General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Bill Clerk General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Godown Keeper General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Assistant Salesman General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Godown In-charge General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Accounts Assistant General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Receptionist General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Lineman General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Tally Clerk General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Weighman General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Security Guard General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Driver General Categories NA 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Peon General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Watchman General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Shop Assistant General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Helper General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Packer General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Attender General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Delivery Boy General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Messenger General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Lift Operator General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Shop Boy General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Water Boy General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Sweeper General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Gardener General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Scavenger General Categories NA 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Pharmacist Special Categories Chemist and Druggist Shops 7909.00 162.00 8071.00
Chemist Special Categories Chemist and Druggist Shops 7909.00 162.00 8071.00
Compounder Special Categories Chemist and Druggist Shops 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Hair Dresser Special Categories Hair Dressing Saloon/Beauty Parlour 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Hair Cutter Special Categories Hair Dressing Saloon/Beauty Parlour 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Beautician Special Categories Hair Dressing Saloon/Beauty Parlour 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Photographer Special Categories Photo Studios 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Photo Artist Special Categories Photo Studios 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Assistant Photo Artist Special Categories Photo Studios 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Assistant Photographer Special Categories Photo Studios 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Watch Mechanic Special Categories Service shops (Watch/Radio/Bicycle) 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Radio Mechanic/Repairer Special Categories Service shops (Watch/Radio/Bicycle) 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Audio and Video Mechanic/Repairer Special Categories Service shops (Watch/Radio/Bicycle) 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Bicycle Fitter Special Categories Service shops (Watch/Radio/Bicycle) 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Optical Mechanic Grinder/Purchaser Special Categories Optical shops 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Refractionary Man Special Categories Optical shops 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Engraver Special Categories Block Making and Rubber Stamp making 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Block maker Special Categories Block Making and Rubber Stamp making 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Assistant Engraver Special Categories Block Making and Rubber Stamp making 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Painter/Artist Special Categories Block Making and Rubber Stamp making 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Electrician/Wireman/ Electrical Repairer Special Categories Electrical Light and Sound Service shops 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Assistant Wireman Special Categories Electrical Light and Sound Service shops 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Mike Operator Special Categories Electrical Light and Sound Service shops 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Radiographer Special Categories Diagnostic Laboratory 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
X-Ray Photographer Special Categories Diagnostic Laboratory 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Laboratory Technician/Analyst Special Categories Diagnostic Laboratory 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Chief Accountant Special Categories Chit Funds, Co-operative Societies, Jewellery s 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Office Superintendent Special Categories Chit Funds, Co-operative Societies, Jewellery s 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Secretary Special Categories Chit Funds, Co-operative Societies, Jewellery s 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Auditor Special Categories Chit Funds, Co-operative Societies, Jewellery s 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Personal Assistant Special Categories Chit Funds, Co-operative Societies, Jewellery s 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Junior Development Officer Special Categories Chit Funds, Co-operative Societies, Jewellery s 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Legal Assistant Special Categories Chit Funds, Co-operative Societies, Jewellery s 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Room Boy Special Categories Boarding and Lodges 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Canvassar Special Categories Boarding and Lodges 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Mason Special Categories Boarding and Lodges 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Plumber Special Categories Boarding and Lodges 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Painter Special Categories Boarding and Lodges 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Electrician Special Categories Boarding and Lodges 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Carpenter Special Categories Furniture 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Polisher Special Categories Furniture 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Rattan Worker Special Categories Furniture 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Technician in Musical instrument shop Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Umbrella Fitting, Stitching and Cutting in Umbrella shop Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Polisher in Auto-Mobile Dealer shop Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Suitcase/All kinds of bags and purse makers (other than in leather) Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Operator in Petrol Bunks Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
Photo frame worker and cutter Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Skilled labour in Lift installing Establishments Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Air-condition Plant Operator Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7591.00 162.00 7753.00
Fruit Juice and Lassi makers in the shops Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Engraver in steel and aluminium vessels shops Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Firewood Cutter in firewood shop Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7433.00 162.00 7595.00
Tyre grinder in tyre resoling, retreading and tube vulcanizing shops Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 7542.00 162.00 7704.00
Workers engaged in drying, storing, washing, measuring loading and unloading in pandagasalai, warehouse, godown, store room and hill produce merchant shops Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 6717.00 162.00 6879.00
General workers in all shops and commercial establishments other than in Administration and Clerical Cadre and who are not covered in any of the above categories. Special Categories Miscellaneous Workers 6717.00 162.00 6879.00

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The Puducherry Minimum Wages Notification 1st January 2019.pdf

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