Minimum wages payable for the Chandigarh employees from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2019
Assistant Labour Commissioner , Chandigarh issued circular vide Consumer Price Index Number of No. ST/ (CPI)/2018-19/7160 Chandigarh Centre for the half Dated: 6th November, 2018 year ending September, 2018 regarding Chandigarh Minimum Wages from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2019 and details as follows.
The half yearly Cost of Living Index Numbers of Chandigarh Centre (Base 2001 = 100) for industrial workers, issued by Labour Bureau, Shimla for the months of April, 2018 to September, 2018 are 1520.14, 1525.40, 1541.18,1588.52, 1593.78 and 1599.04 respectively. Thus the average (calculated for six months) cost of living index numbers as on 30.09.2018 is 1561. The previous average cost of living index number was 1494 points for the quarter ending 31.03.2018. Therefore, increase in average cost of living index number is 67 points and per point neutralization in minimum rates of wages for monthly rated employees under the Minimum Wages Act is Rs. 7/-. Thus minimum rates of wages for each category of employees have been increased by Rs. 469/- p.m. on the increase of 67 points.
The following are the minimum rates of wages payable for monthly & daily rated employees for the period starting from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2019:
|Chandigarh Minimum Wages with Effect from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2019|
|Category||New Rate 01.04.2018 to 30.09.2018||New Rate 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2019|
|Class III (Staff)||9580||368.46||10049||387.00|
|Class II (Staff)||9730||374.23||10199||392.26|
|Class I (Staff)||10090||388.07||10559||406.11|
(1) The points for the months from April, 2018 to September, 2018 Base Year 2001=100 are 289, 290, 293, 302, 303 and 304 which have been calculated by the linking factor at 5.26 with regard to Chandigarh Centre as desired by the Director, Labour Bureau, Shimla vide letter dated 09.03.2006 for compliance.
(2) The categories of employees as per notification dated 25.11.2010 are given below:
(3) (i) The change due to rise or fall in the Cost of Living Index Number will be adjusted in the ratio of 07:01 i.e. 07 parts in cash and 1 part for two meals and two Tea.
(ii) Where an employer provides living accommodation to an employee then he may charge maximum of Rs.50 p.m. from the wage of an employee.
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Source: Assistant Labour Commissioner, Chandigarh.