Notification of Minimum Wages

Notification of Minimum Wages
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.

Source:-PIB

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