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How to Calculate Revised West Bengal Minimum Wages for the period 01.012018 to 30.06.2018

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Revised West Bengal Minimum Wages for Manufacturing Activity, Security, Construction and Sweeping & cleaning for the period 01.012018 to 30.06.2018

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Government of West Bengal, Office of the Labour Commissioner issued circular regarding Minimum rates of wages in the employment for Manufacturing Activity, Security, Construction and Sweeping & cleaning and with reference to the notification, the following shall be the minimum rates of wages in the said employment for the period from 1st January, 2018 to 30th June, 2018.

Monthly Minimum Rates of  Wages for Sectors
  01.07.2017 to 31.12.2017 01.01.2018 to 30.06.2018 Increase/PM
Categories Zone A Zone B Zone A Zone B Zone A Zone B
Unskilled Rs. 7,489 Rs. 6,774 Rs. 7,661 Rs. 6,922 Rs. 172 Rs. 148
Semi-Skilled Rs. 8,238 Rs. 7,450 Rs. 8,427 Rs. 7,613 Rs. 189 Rs. 163
Skilled Rs. 9,062 Rs. 8,195 Rs. 9,270 Rs. 8,375 Rs. 208 Rs. 180
Highly Skilled Rs. 9,967 Rs. 9,016 Rs. 10,197 Rs. 9,213 Rs. 230 Rs. 197

(a) To arrive at daily rates, monthly rates will have to be divided by 26 and to arrive at weekly rates, daily rates will have to be multiplied by 6;

(b) A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including interval for half-an hour for rest;

(c) One day in any period of seven days as may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;

(d) The minimum rates of wages include the wages for weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and for work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rate of wages;

(e) Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose of this notification to such employees;

(f) The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by contractors also;

(g) The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be same as payable to the workers of appropriate category;

(h) The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of similar nature;

(i) The minimum rates of wages and Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both constitute the minimum rates of wages and shall be enforceable under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948)

Source: Government of West Bengal, Office of the Labour Commissioner

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