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Minimum Wages Watch and Ward Workers from 01.04.2018

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The Minimum Wages to the Watch and Ward Workers for the period 01.04.2018

The Minimum Wages for Delhi to the Watch and Ward Workers Minimum Wages for

Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C) issued order vide notification File No. No.1/10(6)/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 the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.0,191(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 31.12.2017 reaching 286 from 277.5 (Base 2001 – 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 8.5 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2018.

AREA RATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (in Rs.)

A         36

B         33

C         28

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.04.2018 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (without arms) would be as under:-

AREA RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY

            Basic Wages             V.D.A  Total

            (Rs.)                (Rs.)    (Rs.)

A         637                 36        673

B         579     +          33        612

C         494     +          28        522

RATES OF V.D.A.FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN WATCH AND WARD (with arms) would be as under:-

AREA RATES OF V.D.A, PER DAY (in Rs.)

A         39

B         36

C         33

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2018 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms) would be as under:-

AREA RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A. PER DAY

            Basic Wages             V.D.A  Total

            (Rs.)                (Rs.)    (Rs.)

A         693     4-         39        732

B         637     +          36        673

C         579     +          33        612

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

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.

To download detail notification click below

  MW-2018-Watch-and-Ward-Order.pdf (92 downloads)

 Source: Ministry of Labour

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