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 Jul, 2017

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 Sikkim

Effective from Date: 1st Jul, 2017 Updated As On: 15th Dec, 2017
Class of Employment Category Total Per Day
Unskilled Chowkidar (Watchman) 300.00
Unskilled Peon 300.00
Unskilled Sweeper (Safaikaramchari) 300.00
Unskilled Server 300.00
Unskilled Waiter 300.00
Unskilled Cleaner 300.00
Unskilled Ordinary Worker 300.00
Unskilled Packer 300.00
Unskilled Helpers 300.00
Unskilled Office Boy 300.00
Unskilled Nursery Watcher 300.00
Unskilled Earth Excavator 300.00
Unskilled Earth Digger 300.00
Unskilled Mali 300.00
Unskilled Khalasi 300.00
Unskilled Shop Assistant 300.00
Unskilled Weigh Man 300.00
Unskilled Service Boy 300.00
Unskilled Water Boy 300.00
Unskilled Air Boy 300.00
Unskilled Jali Workers(Cement Concrete Pipes) 300.00
Unskilled Assistant Pipe Fitter 300.00
Unskilled Bull Caretaker 300.00
Unskilled Boar Caretaker 300.00
Unskilled Cook 300.00
Unskilled Dog Catcher 300.00
Unskilled Dresser 300.00
Unskilled Dairy Care Taker 300.00
Unskilled Egg Recorder 300.00
Unskilled Field Worker 300.00
Unskilled Grass Cutter 300.00
Unskilled Helper ( Operator Machineries) 300.00
Unskilled Helper (Fitter Operator) 300.00
Unskilled Horse Attendant 300.00
Unskilled Kion-Yeer 300.00
Unskilled Laboratory Boy 300.00
Unskilled Line Assistant 300.00
Unskilled Milk Carrier 300.00
Unskilled Patrol Man 300.00
Unskilled Poultry Caretaker 300.00
Unskilled Power House Cleaner/Oil Man 300.00
Unskilled Room Attendant 300.00
Unskilled Hospital/Dispensary Attendant 300.00
Unskilled Yak Attendant 300.00
Unskilled Mule Attendant 300.00
Unskilled Pony Attendant 300.00
Unskilled Driver (Donkey, Mule, Horse, Yak, Ponies Etc) 300.00
Unskilled Zoo Keeper Grade IV 300.00
Unskilled Worker Grade IV Of Directorate Of Handicrafts & Handlooms 300.00
Unskilled Security Guard (Without Experience) 300.00
Unskilled Any Other Category By Whatever Name Called Which Are Of An Un-Skilled Nature 300.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Fitter (Mechanic) 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Black Smith 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Gold Smith 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Welder 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Painter 320.00
Semi Skilled Hammer Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Baker 320.00
Semi Skilled Head Attendant (Handloom Industries) 320.00
Semi Skilled Coal Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Pump Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Polisher 320.00
Semi Skilled Gate Keeper 320.00
Semi Skilled Booking Assistant 320.00
Semi Skilled Machine Labour 320.00
Semi Skilled Earth Breaker 320.00
Semi Skilled Rock Excavator 320.00
Semi Skilled Hole Driller 320.00
Semi Skilled Spray Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Stone Breaker 320.00
Semi Skilled Conductor 320.00
Semi Skilled Booking Clerk 320.00
Semi Skilled Ticket Checker 320.00
Semi Skilled Time Keeper 320.00
Semi Skilled Store Keeper 320.00
Semi Skilled Switch Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Duplicating Machine Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Sales Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Pipe Manufacturer 320.00
Semi Skilled Press Man (Metallic) 320.00
Semi Skilled Castingwala (Metallic) 320.00
Semi Skilled Cutter (Metallic) 320.00
Semi Skilled Circle Cutter (Metallic) 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Mistry (Motor Body Building) 320.00
Semi Skilled Puncture Fitter 320.00
Semi Skilled Tyre And Tube Mistry 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Line Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Switch Board Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Assistant Turbine Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Bill Distributor 320.00
Semi Skilled Carpenter Grade II 320.00
Semi Skilled Carpenter Grade III 320.00
Semi Skilled Compressor Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Crane Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Engine Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Field Assistant 320.00
Semi Skilled Field Enumerator 320.00
Semi Skilled Filter Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Fitter Grade II 320.00
Semi Skilled Fodder Builder 320.00
Semi Skilled Librarian (Without Diploma) 320.00
Semi Skilled Lathe Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Line Man 320.00
Semi Skilled Mason Grade I 320.00
Semi Skilled Mason Grade II 320.00
Semi Skilled Meter Reader-Cum-Bill Clerk 320.00
Semi Skilled Mechanic 320.00
Semi Skilled Painter Grade II 320.00
Semi Skilled Painter Grade III 320.00
Semi Skilled Pipe Fitter Grade I 320.00
Semi Skilled Pipe Fitter Grade II 320.00
Semi Skilled Revenue Assistant 320.00
Semi Skilled Rigger 320.00
Semi Skilled Stone Crusher Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Supervisor 320.00
Semi Skilled Switch Yard Attendant 320.00
Semi Skilled Switch Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Sub-Station Attendant 320.00
Semi Skilled Senior Assistant Turbine Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Tailor 320.00
Semi Skilled Dhobi 320.00
Semi Skilled Cobbler 320.00
Semi Skilled Barber 320.00
Semi Skilled Tractor Helper 320.00
Semi Skilled Turbine Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Vibrator Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Mixer Operator 320.00
Semi Skilled Junior Weaver 320.00
Semi Skilled Ordinary Workers (Underground Works Such As Mines, Tunnels, Dams Etc) 320.00
Semi Skilled Sikkim Herald Packer & Distributor 320.00
Semi Skilled Zoo Keeper Grade III 320.00
Semi Skilled Worker Grade III Of Directorate Of Handicrafts And Handlooms 320.00
Semi Skilled Security Guard (Five Years Experience Class X Passed, Head Guard) 320.00
Semi Skilled Barefoot Engineer 320.00
Semi Skilled Any Other Categories By Whatever Name Called Which Are Of A Semi-Skilled Nature 320.00
Skilled Electrician 335.00
Skilled Fitter Grade I 335.00
Skilled Carpenter Grade I 335.00
Skilled Spray Painter 335.00
Skilled Painter Grade I 335.00
Skilled Artist 335.00
Skilled Litho Machine Man 335.00
Skilled Litho Press Man 335.00
Skilled Radio Man For Offset Machine 335.00
Skilled Flat Machine Man 335.00
Skilled Line Operator 335.00
Skilled Mono Operator 335.00
Skilled Composer Grade I 335.00
Skilled Head Cook 335.00
Skilled Head Baker 335.00
Skilled Quality Controller 335.00
Skilled Cutter (Tailoring) 335.00
Skilled Senior Weaver 335.00
Skilled Turner 335.00
Skilled Moulder 335.00
Skilled Plant Operator Masson 335.00
Skilled Mason Class I 335.00
Skilled Machine Man 335.00
Skilled Chemist 335.00
Skilled Chemical Analyst 335.00
Skilled Blender 335.00
Skilled Foreman 335.00
Skilled Boiler Attendant 335.00
Skilled Operator (Cinema) 335.00
Skilled Air Conditioner Operator 335.00
Skilled Head Munshi 335.00
Skilled Cutter (Timber) 335.00
Skilled Laboratory Technician 335.00
Skilled Radiographer 335.00
Skilled Radio/TV/Computer Mechanic 335.00
Skilled Photo Artist 335.00
Skilled Manager (Petrol Pump) 335.00
Skilled Technical Supervisor 335.00
Skilled Head Mistry (R.C.C) 335.00
Skilled Compositor 335.00
Skilled Binder 335.00
Skilled Computer Operator 335.00
Skilled Dancer/Singer/Musician 335.00
Skilled Kang-So-Pa 335.00
Skilled Demand Clerk 335.00
Skilled Draughtsman 335.00
Skilled Handmade Paper Worker 335.00
Skilled Lower Divisional Clerk/Typist 335.00
Skilled Librarian (With Diploma/Degree) 335.00
Skilled Light Vehicle Driver 335.00
Skilled Senior Pipe Fitter 335.00
Skilled Tracer 335.00
Skilled Welder Cum Denter 335.00
Skilled Semi Skilled Workers (Underground Works Such As Mines, Tunnels, Dams Etc) 335.00
Skilled Zoo Keeper Grade Ii 335.00
Skilled Worker Grade II Of Directorate Of Handicrafts And Handloom 335.00
Skilled Security Guard ( Eight Years Experience Plus Class XII Passed, Security Supervisor) 335.00
Skilled Barefoot Engineer With Skill Certification From Accredited Skill Training Institutions 335.00
Skilled Any Other Categories By Whatever Name Called Which Are Of A Skilled Nature 335.00
Highly Skilled Heavy Vehicle Driver 365.00
Highly Skilled Bull Dozer Operator/Driver 365.00
Highly Skilled Excavator Operator/Driver 365.00
Highly Skilled Roller Driver 365.00
Highly Skilled JCB Driver 365.00
Highly Skilled Plumber/Welder/Foreman/Electrician/Draughtsman/Computer Mechanic Having I.T.I Or Any Other Diploma Certificate 365.00
Highly Skilled Skilled Workers (Underground Works Such As Mines, Tunnels, Dams Etc) 365.00
Highly Skilled Zoo Keeper Grade I 365.00
Highly Skilled Workers Grade I Of Directorate Of Handicrafts And Handloom 365.00
Highly Skilled Security Guard (8 Years Experience With Minimum Graduation Or Ex-Army In The Rank Of JCO) 365.00
Highly Skilled Barefoot Engineer With ITI NCVT Certification Or Diplomo From AICTE Recognized Institution 365.00
Highly Skilled Any Other Categories By Whatever Name Called Which Are Of Highly Skilled Nature 365.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

Sikkim Minimum Wages Notification 1st July 2017.pdf

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