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The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act 2017

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Employers will face fine from Rs 20000 to 50000 and jail term for violation of Delhi Minimum Wages

Employers will face fine from Rs 20000 to 50000 and jail term for violation of Delhi Minimum Wages

Department of Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs issued Notification Delhi, the 4th May, 2018 regarding the Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017 and details as follows.

No. F.15(11)/LA-2015/ cons2law/ 26-35.—The following Act of the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi received the assent of the President of India on the 23rd April, 2018 and is hereby published for general information:-

The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017

(DELHI ACT 03 OF 2018)

(As passed by the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi on the le August, 2017)

[23rd April, 20181

An Act to amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, in its application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi;

WHEREAS; it is expedient further to amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, in its application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in the Sixty – eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:

1.Short title, extent and commencement.-

(1) This Act may be called the Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017.

(2)It extends to the whole of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

(3)It shall come into force from the date of its notification.

2.Amendment of section 2 of Act 11 of 1948.- In section 2 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 ( hereinafter referred to as the Principal Act), in its application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, after clause (g), the following clause shall be inserted, namely :-

“(ga) State Government means the Lieutenant Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi, appointed by the President under Article 239 and designated as such under Article 239 AA of the Constitution.”.

3.Amendment of Section 4 of Act 11 of 1948.-In Section 4 of the Principal Act, in its application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, after sub-section (2), the following sub-section shall be inserted; namely :-

“(3)The appropriate government, in fixing or revising the minimum rates of the wages under foregoing sub¬sections, shall take into account the skill required, the arduousness of the work assigned to the worker, the cost of living of the worker and other such components which are related to fixing or revising minimum rates of wages as the Government may think appropriate.”.

  1. Amendment of Section 11 of Act 11 of 1948.- In Section 11 of the

Principal Act, in its application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi,–

(1)in Sub-section (1), for the words “in cash”, the words “by depositing the same in the bank account of the employees, electronically or by account payee cheque” shall be substituted.

(2)In Sub-section (I), the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that payment of wages to the workers employed on daily wages basis, not less than minimum wages as notified from time to time by appropriate Government, may be made in cash;

To download detail notification click below

The-Minimum-Wages-Delhi-Amendment-Act-2017.pdf (89 downloads)

Source: Delhi Gazette Notification

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