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)

Central
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Effective date:1st Jul, 2018
Andhra Pradesh
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
Arunachal Pradesh
Effective date:1st Apr, 2016
Assam
Effective date:1st Nov, 2016
Bihar
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
Chandigarh
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Chhattisgarh
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Daman and Diu
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Delhi
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Goa
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Gujarat
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
Haryana
Effective date:1st Jul, 2018
Himachal Pradesh
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir
Effective date:1st Nov, 2017
Jharkhand
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
Karnataka
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Kerala
Effective date:1st Jul, 2018
Madhya Pradesh
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Maharashtra
Effective date:1st Jul, 2018
Manipur
Effective date:27th Dec, 2016
Meghalaya
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Mizoram
Effective date:1st Apr, 2016
Nagaland
Effective date:15th Jun, 2012
Odisha
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Pondicherry
Effective date:1st Jan, 2017
Punjab
Effective date:1st Mar, 2018
Rajasthan
Effective date:1st Jan, 2018
Sikkim
Effective date:1st Jul, 2017
Tamil Nadu
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Telangana
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Tripura
Effective date:1st Apr, 2018
Uttar Pradesh
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
Uttaranchal
Effective date:1st Oct, 2018
West Bengal
Effective date:1st Jul, 2018

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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