Equal pay for Equal Work for Casual workers: Compliance with earlier instructions and Hon'ble Court's Judgements thereon No.49014 / 1/ 2017-Estt
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Dated: 4th September, 2019
Subject : ‘Equal pay for Equal Work’ for Casual workers : Compliance with earlier instructions and Hon’ble Court’s Judgements thereon
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.49014/2/86-Estt.(C) dated 07.06.1988 wherein it was, inter alia, stated that:
- Where the nature of work entrusted to the casual workers and regular employees is the same, the casual workers may be paid at the rate of 1/30th of the pay at the minimum of the relevant pay scale plus dearness allowance for work of 8 hours a day.
- In cases where the work done by a casual worker is different from the work done by a regular employee, the casual worker may be paid only the minimum wages notified by the Ministry of Labour & Employment or the State Government / Union Territory Administration, whichever is higher, as per the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
- Persons on daily wages (casual workers) should not be recruited for work of regular nature.
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