Increase in minimum wages for scheduled employment

Under the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employments under their respective  jurisdictions. The Central Government has notified the revision of minimum wages for the scheduled employments in the Central sphere on 19.01.2017. The increase in minimum wages for scheduled employment under the Central sphere w.e.f. 19.01.2017 as shown in the table below:-

(Wages in Rs. per day) w .e f. 19.01.2017

Scheduled Employment Category of Workers Area A Area B Area C
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Agriculture

Unskilled 237 333 216 303 214 300
Semi-skilled/Unskilled Supervisory 259 364 239 335 219 307
Skilled/Clerical 281 395 259 364 238 334
Highly-skilled 312 438 289 407 259 364
Sweeping and Cleaning Unskilled 374 523 312 437 250 350
Watch and Ward Without Arms ( Upgraded to skilled with training) 414 637 353 579 293 494
With Arms( Upgraded to highly skilled for supervision) 456 693 414 637 353 579
Loading & Unloading Unskilled 374 523 312 437 250 350
 

Construction

Unskilled 374 523 312 437 250 350
Semi-skilled/Unskilled Supervisory 414 579 353 494 293 410
Skilled/Clerical 456 637 414 579 353 494
Highly-skilled 495 693 456 637 414 579
  Existing Proposed
Workers engaged in Stone Mines for Stone Breaking and Stone Crushing 1.Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead/1.5 meters lift:*
(a) Soft Soil 252.00 351
(b) Soft Soil with Rock 380.00 531
(c) Rock 503.00 703
2. Removal and Staking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/1.5 metreslift* 203.00 283
3. Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the stone size of category**
(a) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inches 1553.00 2171
(b) Above 1.5 Inches to 3.0 Inches 1329.00 1857
(c) Above 3.0 Inches to 5 Inches 778.00 1088
(d) Above 5.0 Inches 639.00 893
 

 

Non – Coal Mines

Above Ground Below Ground
Existing Proposed Existing Proposed
Unskilled 250 350 312 437
Semi-skilled/Unskilled Supervisory 312 437 374 523
Skilled/Clerical 374 523 436 610
Highly-skilled 436 610 495 683

*Per 2.831 cubic meters or 100 cubic feet

** Per truck load of 5.662 cubic meters or 200 cubic feet

This information was given by Shri BandaruDattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

Ministry of Labour & Employment

 

 

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