Revised Chhattisgarh Minimum Wages 01st October 2018 to 31st March 2019
As per labour department notification 2018/8003 dated 06 October 2018 the Minimum wages of Chhattisgarh as revised for the period from 01st October 2018 to 31st March 2019.
The Statement showing the Chhattisgarh Minimum wages Plus VDA (Variable Dearness Allowances) payable to the workers under Scheduled employments under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
The rates of minimum wages being fixed are linked with All India Consumer Price Index Series, 2001 (Base 2001=100). For Dearness Allowance neutralization, the rate of adjustment shall be Rs. 1.35 per point for Unskilled, Rs.1.50 per point for Semi-skilled, Rs. 1.65 per point for Skilled, Rs. 1.50 per point for Non matriculates, Rs. 1.65 per point for Matriculates but not Graduate and Rs. 1.80 per point for Graduate and above. Adjustment will be made six monthly that is on 1st April and 1st October each year after taking into account the average index numbers for July to December of the previous year and January to June of the current year respectively.
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.
Objective of the Minimum Wages Act
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.
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Source: Govt of Chhattisgarh