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minimum wages act 1948

Applicability


Any person who directly or through another person, whether for himself or for any other person employs one or more employees in any scheduled employment in respect of which minimum rates of wages have been fixed under this Act. 

 

Eligibility


Any person who is employed for hire or reward to do any work in a scheduled employment and includes an outdoor worker to whom any articles or materials are given for either doing some work either at home or at any other premises.

Benefits


The Act prescribes the minimum rates of wages payable to employees for different scheduled employment for different class of work and for adults, adolescents, children and apprentices depending upon different localities.

Penal Provisions


Imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs. 500 is imposable for contravention.

 

 

Current Minimum wages in India

Central Sphere  
(w.e.f April 1, 2011)
Andaman & Nicobar
(w.e.f March 1, 2011)
Haryana 
(w.e.f. January 1, 2011)
Nagaland 
(w.e.f. October 1, 2008)
Andhra Pradesh 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2009)
Himachal Pradesh 
(w.e.f October 1, 2010)
Orissa 
(w.e.f. July 13, 2009)
Arunachal Pradesh  
(w.e.f. February 19, 2009)
Jammu and Kashmir 
(w.e.f. October 1, 2009)
Puducherry 
(Notification date March 1, 2011)
Assam 
(Notification Date - October 12, 2010)
Jharkhand 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2011)
Punjab 
(w.e.f. March 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011)
Bihar 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2011)
Karnataka 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011)
Rajasthan 
(w.e.f. January 1, 2011)
Chandigarh 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2011 to Spetember 30, 2011)
Kerala* Sikkim*
Chhattisgarh 
(w.e.f April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011)
Lakshadweep 
(w.e.f. November 1, 2008)
Tamil Nadu 
(w.e.f October 1, 2010)
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011)
Madhya Pradesh 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2011)
Tripura*
Daman & Diu 
(w.e.f April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011)
Maharashtra
(w.e.f. January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011)
Uttarakhand 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011)
Delhi 
(w.e.f. February 1, 2011)
Manipur
(w.e.f. February 1, 2011)
Uttar Pradesh 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011)
Goa 
(w.e.f. May 13, 2010)
Meghalaya 
(
Notification Date - August 24, 2009)
West Bengal
(w.e.f August 2010)
Gujarat 
(w.e.f April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011)
Mizoram 
(w.e.f. April 1, 2009)
 

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