The Agriculture Minimum Wages for the period 01.04.2018
Government of India,Ministry of Labour & Employment,Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C) issued order vide notification File No.1/10(1)/2018-LS-II dated 03.04.2018 the Minimum wages as revised as follows with effect from 01st April 2018 and details as follows.
[In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. 186(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for the workers employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.04.2018 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 286 from 277.5 as on 31.12.2017 (Base 2001=100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 8.5 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under would be payable from 01.04.2018
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.
The Act provides for the fixation of a minimum time rate, a minimum piece rate, a guaranteed time rate, an overtime rate appropriate to different occupations and different classes of workers.
In case there is shortfall in All India Consumer Price Index, as a result of which dearness allowance apparently decreases, in that case there shall be no impact on notified applicable minimum rates of wages for different category of workmen/employees.
The Amount of Dearness Allowance in fraction, if any, would be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
All workmen who are covered under The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 and Employees Provident Fund & Misc. Provisions Act, 1952 and the employers would continue to deposit employer’s contribution towards ESI and PF as per prescribed rates of contribution as per revised Minimum Wages.
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Source: Ministry of Labour