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Notification of Minimum Wages & the rates of employment agriculture as on 01.10.2016

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Notification of Minimum Wages & the rates of employment agriculture as on 01.10.2016

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
30-November-2016 17:56 IST

Notification of Minimum Wages

The Government has issued draft notification on 01.09.2016 to revise the Basic minimum wages for Agriculture, Construction, Non-Coal Mines, Stone-Mines, Sweeping and Cleaning, Watch & Ward and Loading/ Unloading workers, after consultation with the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

The proposed amendments to the Minimum Wages Act, 1948,  inter-alia, includes applicability of minimum wages to all employments, changes in the definition of “Appropriate Government”, fixation/review/revision of minimum rates of wages by the State Government, introduction of National Minimum Wage by the Central Government, enhancement of penalty, etc.
Under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 both the Central and the State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix and revise minimum wages every five years in respect of scheduled employments within their jurisdictions. The scheduled employment “Agriculture” falls both in the Central and the State Sphere. The rates of minimum wages for the scheduled employment ‘Agriculture’ in Central Sphere as on 01.10.2016 is as under:
Name of Scheduled Employment Category of Worker Rates of wages including V.D.A per day (in Rs.)
Area A Area B Area C
Agriculture Unskilled
237.00
216.00
214.00
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory
259.00
239.00
219.00
Skilled/Clerical
281.00
259.00
238.00
Highly Skilled
312.00
289.00
259.00
A statement showing the classification of Area is given below.

CLASSIFICATION OF AREA

AREA – “A”
Ahmadabad
(UA)
Hyderabad
(UA)
Faridabad complex
Bangaluru
(UA)
Kanpur
(UA)
Ghaziabad
Kolkata
(UA)
Lucknow
(UA)
Gurgaon
Delhi
(UA)
Chennai
(UA)
Noida
Greater Mumbai
(UA)
Nagpur
(UA)
Secunderabad
Navi Mumbai
AREA – “B”
Agra
(UA)
Jodhpur
Jabalpur
(UA)
Ajmer
Kochi
(UA)
Jaipur
(UA)
Aligarh
Kolhapur
(UA)
Jalandhar
(UA)
Allahabad
(UA)
Kozhikode
(UA)
Jamshedpur
(UA)
Amravati
Kota
Puducherry
(UA)
Aurangabad
(UA)
Ludhiana
Jalandhar-cantt.
Bareilly
(UA)
Madurai
(UA)
Dhanbad
(UA)
Bhavnagar
Meerut
(UA)
Dehradun
(UA)
Bikaner
Moradabad
(UA)
Durg-Bhilai Nagar
(UA)
Bhopal
Mysore
(UA)
Jammu
(UA)
Bhubaneshwar
Nasik
(UA)
Jamnagar
(UA)
Amritsar
(UA)
Pune
(UA)
Vijayawada
(UA)
Chandigarh
(UA)
Patna
(UA)
Vishakhapatnam
(UA)
Coimbatore
(UA)
Raipur
(UA)
Warangal
Cuttack
(UA)
Rajkot
Mangalore
(UA)
Durgapur
Ranchi
(UA)
Salem
(UA)
Gorakhpur
Sholapur
Tiruppur
(UA)
Guwahati City
Srinagar
(UA)
Tiruchirappalli
(UA)
Guntur
Surat
(UA)
Asansol
(UA)
Gwalior
(UA)
Thiruvanantapuram
(UA)
Belgaum
(UA)
Indore
(UA)
Vadodara
(UA)
Bhiwandi
(UA)
Hubli-Dharwad
Varanasi
(UA)
Area ‘C’
will comprise all areas not mentioned in this list.
NB
: U.A. stands for Urban Agglomeration.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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