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Tripura Minimum Wages with effect from 01.10.2017

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The Minimum Wages of Tripura is revised with effect from 01.10.2017 for various categories of workers

The Tripura government Labour Department revised the Minimum Wages of Tripura with effect from 01st October 2017 for various categories of workers vide Press Release No.F.87(30)-LAB/ENF/MW/SHOPS/2002(A)/13828-52 Agartala dated 11.10.2017.

Tripura Minimum Wages with effect from 01.10.2017
Average Increase of CPI Category of Workers Minimum Basic Wages per Month Present VDA Total Minimum Wages per Month
130.17 Unskilled 6607.00 196.13 6803
Semi Skilled 5908.00 175.38 6083
Skilled 5385.00 159.86 5545

Objective of Minimum Wages Act

To provide for fixing the minimum rates of wages in certain employments.

The Act extends to the whole of India, requires the Central and State Govt. to fix minimum rates of wages in certain scheduled employment and minimum wages fixed REVISED from time to time

It provides for fixing minimum wages in certain employments where labour is ignorant or less organised and is vulnerable to exploitation.  Minimum wages are not to be fixed in respect of any industry in which there are less than 1,000 employees in the whole State.  (Under the 1957 amendment to the Act of 1948, this limiting condition has been substantially relaxed.)

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.

The minimum wage fixed or revised by the appropriate Government will include the following

(a)      A basic rate of wages and a special allowance at a rate to be adjusted, at such intervals and in such manner as the appropriate government may direct, to accord as nearly as practicable with the variation in the cost of living index number applicable to such workers.

(b)     A basic rate of wages with or without the cost of living allowance , and the cash value of the concessions in respect of suppliers of essential commodities at concession rates, where so authorized: or

(c)      An all inclusive rate allowing for the basic rate, the cost of living allowance and the cash value of the concessions, if any.

(d)     The cost of living allowance and the cash value of the concessions in respect of supplies of essential commodities at concession rate shall be computed by the competent authority  at such intervals and in accordance with such directions as may be specified or given by the appropriate government.  The Act lays down that wages should be paid in cash, although it empowers the appropriate Governments for the payment of minimum wages wholly or partly in kind.

 

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