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Out of total 40 Central Labour Acts 19 Act No Wage definition

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Bringing Uniformity in the definition of wages in various Labour Acts

Out of total 40 Central Labour Acts 19 Labour Act No Wage definition

Ministry of Labour & Employment issued circular vide No.S-35012/10/2017-SS.II dated the 7th February, 2018 regarding Furnishing comments on definition of ‘wages’ for the EPF and MP Act, 1952; The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 and the ESI Act, 1948 and details as follows.

Ministry of Labour & Employment directed EPFO,ESIC to Furnishing comments on definition of ‘wages’ for the EPF and MP Act, 1952; The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 and the ESI Act, 1948  and request that the comments on the definition of the wages as per para 6(b) of the said note may be furnished to the Ministry within 3 days to facilitate taking further necessary in the matter.

Definition of Wages is provided in various Central Labour Acts and is presently not uniform in various Acts leading to confusion and difficulty in enforcement or compliance in various Labour Acts. In order to rationalize and uniform the definition of wages as far as practically possible, it is important that the difference in wages definition in various Central Labour Acts along with their purpose in that statute is examined.

Presently, out of total 40 Central Labour Acts, the definition of Wages is provided in following 19 Labour Acts:

5.No Name of the Central Labour Act Section Whether referred to other Act i
  The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 2(h) No
2 The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 2(vi) No
4 The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 2(21) No
The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 2(g) No
5 The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 2(i) Yes to ID Act
6 The Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 2(rr) No
7 The Plantation Labour Act, 1951 2(i) Yes to Minimum Wages Act
8 The Building and Other Constructions Workers’ Act, 1996 1 2(1)(n) Yes to Payment of Wages Act
9 The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961 2(l) Yes to Payment of Wages Act
10 The Contract Labour Act, 1970 2(h) Yes to Payment of Wages Act
11 The Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979 2(1)(1) Yes to Payment of Wages Act
12 The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Act, 1981 2(k) No
13 The Working Journalists and Other Newspapers (Conditions of Service) Employees Act,1955 2(eee) No
14 The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 3(n) No
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15 The Payment OF Gratuity Act, 1972 : 2(s) No
16 The Working Journalists and Other Newspapers (Fixation of Wages) Employees Act,1955 i 2(e) i Yes to ID Act
17 The Employees’ Compensation Act,1923 i 2(m) No
18 The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 2(b) No
19 The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 2(22) No

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