Revised Bihar Minimum Wages for All Category of workers from 01.10.2018
The Bihar government issued Minimum wages Notification dated 26-09-2018 and details as follows.
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.
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.
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Source: Bihar Govt