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Bihar Minimum Wages with Effect 01 October 2017


The Bihar Minimum wages Notification issued on Patna vide No.5/MW- 403/07 L & R – 4836 dated 15-09-2017

In the exercise of powers conferred by section – 3 of the Minimum Wages Act,1948(XI of 1948) read with clause (B) of sub section (1) of section 5 of the said act,the governor of Bihar is pleased to introduce the formula for variable dearness allowance in the Minimum rates of wages fixed /revised for the different categories of employees employed in the scheduled employments.

The Statement showing the Bihar Minimum wages Plus VDA (Variable Dearness Allowances) payable to the workers under Scheduled employments under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.


BIHAR MINIMUM WAGES (With Effect 01st October  2017)
Category Of Employees Basic Wages(Rs) VDA(Rs) Total Wages( Rs)
Unskilled 242 5 247 Per Day
Semi Skilled 252 5 257 Per Day
Skilled 307 6 313 Per Day
Highly Skilled 374 7 381 Per Day
Clerical and Supervisory Staff
Supervisory / Clerical 6935 139 7074 Per Month

The employer is required to pay to every employee, engaged in a scheduled employment under him, wages at a rate not less than the minimum rate of wages notified for that class of employees without any deduction except as may be authorised.

Every employer is required to maintain registers and records giving particulars of employees, the work performed by them, the wages paid to them, the receipts given by them and any other required particulars.

Definition of Minimum Wages Act

Any Manufacturing process carried out in any factory as defined in Section 2(m) or Section 85 of the Factories Act,1948 other than those notified under Part – I or Part – II of the schedule of the Minimum Wages Act,1948.

Objective of the Minimum Wages Act

The Main Objective of Minimum Wages is to provide for fixing the minimum rates of wages in certain employments.

It provides for fixing minimum wages in certain employments where labour is ignorant or less organised and is vulnerable to exploitation.

Bihar-Minimum-wages-Notification-issued-on-Patna-vide-No.5MW-40307-L-R-4836-dated-15-09-2017.pdf (249 downloads)

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