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Ministry of Labour & Employment
20-March-2017 16:52 IST

Increase in Minimum Wages

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
old
Revised
old
Revised
old
Revised
 
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 Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment,in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

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