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West Bengal Minimum Wages for Construction Employees from 01.012018 to 30.06.2018


Minimum Wages of Construction or Maintenance of Roads or in Building Operations for the period 01.01.2018 to 30.06.2018

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Government of West Bengal, Office of the Labour Commissioner issued circular vide No. No. 04/Stat/2RW/32/94/LCS/JLC. dated: 03.01.2018 regarding the minimum rates of wages in the employment of Construction or Maintenance of Roads or in Building Operations in the State of West Bengal as per notification number 439-MW/2W-11-2010 Dated 21.09.2011. These rates have become effective from 01st January 2018 to 30 th June 2018. and details as follows.

Sl No Category of Employees Minimum Rates of Wages Payable
Zone – A Zone – B
1 Highly Skilled 10197.00 9213.00
2 Skilled 9270.00 8375.00
3 Semi Skilled 8427.00 7613.00
4 Unskilled 7661.00 6922.00

The classification of employees is as follows:-

Unskilled Workers : BajriSreader, Beldar (Adult Male/Female), Beater Woman, Bellow man,Chain Man, Boat Man, Bucket Man, Carrier (Stone), Carrier (Water), Cart man, Caretaker (Bridge),Cleaner (Crane Track, Cinder for Ash Pit), Chowkidar, Hand Mixer (Concrete), Daffader, Driver(Bullock, Camel, Donkey, Mule), Flagman, Flagman (Blast Train), Gate Man, Gang man, Gating man(Permanent Way), Handle Man, Jumper Man, Kamin(Female Work), Khalasi, Khalasi (Male/Female,Bridge, Electrical, Marine, Moplah, Store, Steam Road, Shore, Roller, Survey), Labourer (Garden),Lamp man Mail, Mazdoor, Lorry Trainer, Petrol man, Peon, Searcher, Signal man. Strikers, Striker(Moplah Gang), Sweeper, Tile Turner, Trolley man, Valve Controller, Valve man, Woodcr Woman,Borryman, Coalman, Condenser Attendant, Grass Cutter, MuchhersJamadars, Condenser Attendant,Shunters, Gharami (Helper) and any other categories, by whatever name called, which are of an unskilled nature.

Semi-skilled workers: Balchawala, Bhisti, Bhisti (with Mushk), Boatman (Head), Breaker (Rock,Rock-Stone, Stone Metal, Stone), Cane Weaver, Chairman (Head), Charpoy Stringer, Checker,Chowkidar (Head), Cracker, Daftri, Dolly man, Driller, Drillers (Hole, Rock), Driver (Skin),Excavator, Foreman, Fireman, Fireman (Brick Kiln, Steam Road Roller), Gale Keeper, Gharami(Thatcher), Glassman, Greaser-cum-Fireman, Grinder, Hammer man, Helper (Artisan), Helper(Sawyer), Jamadar, Key man, Khalasi (Head Survey, Riverttcrs, Mophah Gang, Supervisory),Labourer (Rock cutting), Lascar, Mali (Head), Mate, Mate (Blacksmith, Road, Carpenter, Engine Driver and/or Feeder, Fitter, Gang,Khalasi, Mazdoor Mason, Permanent Way, Lift Operator, Pump Operator, Pump Driver (Turner),Mazdoor (Heavy Weight),Charge-man Mistri (Head), Muccadam, Night Guard, Runner (Postdak),Oil man, Quarry man, Quarry Operator, Stone man, Stocker, Thatcher, Stockers and Boilerman,Thoombaman (Spade worker), Tindals, Trolley man (Head, Motor), Fitter (Assistant, Semiskilled),Jamadar (Semi-skilled), Mate (Store), Pump Attendant, Bearer, Breaks man, Crowldcr man,COOK, Dandee, Farash, Hacksaw man. Helper (Locco/Crane/Truck), Kasab, Khalasi (Structural),Laboratory Boy, Manjhee (Boatman), Masalchi, P.M. Mates, Pointsman, Sencummy, Topaz, Topkar(Big Stone breaker), Trolley Jamadar, Winch man, Assistant Wireman, , Carpenter (Helper), Mason(Helper), Blacksmith (Helper), Fitter and machine (Helper), Tar man, Persons engaged in Firefighting, any other categories, by whatever name called, which are of semi-skilled nature.

Skilled Workers : Assistant Mistry, Armature Winder Grade II and III, Bhandari, Blacksmith(Selection Grade II,III, Class II and III), Boiler man, Boiler man Grade II and III, Boiler Foreman GradeII, Work (Assistant), Brick-Layer, Brick-Layer (Selection Grade Class II), Blaster, Carpenter (SelectionGrade, Grade II and III, Class II and III, Assistant B.I.M. Road), Cabinet Maker, Cane man, CelotaxCutter Maker, Charge man Class II and Class III, Carpenter (Ordinary), Checker (Junior), Chick maker,Chick man (Junior), Concrete Mixture Mixer, Concrete mixer operator, Cobbler, Coremakcr, Driver,Driver (Motor Vehicle, Motor Vehicle Selection Grade Motor Lorry, Motor Lorry Grade II, DieselEngine, Diesel Engine Grade II, Mechanical, Road Roller I.C. and Cement Mixer etc. Road Roller,Road Roller Driver Grade II, Driver (Engine Static, Stone Crusher, Tractor/Bull Dozer, Steam RoadRoller, Water Pump, Mechanical Assistant, Road Roller Mechanical, Stream Crane, Tractor with BullDozer Mechanical, Transport, Engine Static & Road Roller, Boiler Attendant Engine Operator(Stone Crusher Mechanical), Distemper, Electrician, Electrician (Grade II, Class II, Class III),Fitter, Fitter (Selection Grade, Grade II and III, Class II and III Assistant, Pipe Class II, Pipe Line,Bending Bars for reinforcement-cum-mechanic, Mechanic and Plumber), Gharami (Head), Glazier,Hole Driller for Blasting, Joiner, Joiner (Cable, Cable Grade II), Line Man (Grade I, III, HT/LT),Mason, Mason (Selection Grade, Grade II and III, Class II and III, Class B Mistry), Stone, (StoneClass II, Brick Work, Stone Work), Brick-layer. Tile Flooring, B.I.M., Muccadam (Head), StoneCutting Ordinary Mechanic, Mechanic, Mechanic (Class II, Air-conditioning Grade II, Diesel GradeII, Road Roller Grade II, Assistant Radio), Mason (Gharami), Mistry, Mistry Survey, Santras,Works), Mason Class A, Moulder, Moulder (Brick, Tile), Painter, Painter (Selection Grade, Grade IIand III, Class II), Assistant Lotter and Polisher, PoIisher(Rough), Plastener, PIaster (Mason Grade II),Plumber, Plumber (Selection Grade, Class II, Assistant Senior, Junior Mistry Grade II),Plumbing Mistry, PIumber-cum-Fitter, Polisher, Polisher (Floor), Pump Driver, Pump Driver(Selection Grade, Grade II and III, Class II), Pump Driver (Selection Grade), P.E. Driver, PumpMan, Rivet Cutter (Assistant Riveter), Riveter (Cutter), Road Inspector Grade II, Railway PlateLayer, Bender, Sawyer, Sawyer (Selection Grade Class II). Serang, Serangpile Driving Pantoonswith Boilcr Shapes man, Shift-in-charges, Spray man, Spray man (Roads), Stone, Cutter (Class II),Stone Blasterer, Sub-overseer (Unqualified), Surveyors, Surveyors (ASSISTANT) Tailor, Tailor(Upholstery), Tran sprayer, Tar Man, Line Man, TilerClas II (Wall, Floor Roof). Tiler (SelectionGrade), Tin-Smith, Tin-Smith (Selection Grade, Grade II and III, Class II), Tinker, Trailors, Turner,Upholsterer, Upholsterer (Grade II and III), Painter spray (Class II), Wood Cutter, Wood CutterSelection Grade, Wood Cutter Class II, Work Sircar, Welder, Welder Gas, Welder (Class II, BridgeWork), Well Sinker, White Washer, White Washer (Selection Grade, Class III), Wireman,Wireman (Grade II & III), Mechanic, Electrical), Whitewashing &Colour-Washing Man, OperatorPneumatic Tools, Operator (Fitter), Bore man, Borer, Chipper, Chipper-cum-Grinder, Cook (Head),Driller (Well boring). Driver (Loco/Truck), Electrician (Asstt.), Mechanic (Tube-well), Mistrywell), Telephone (Meter Reader), Meteorological Observer, Navghani, Operator (Batching Plant,Cinema Project, Clamp Shelf, Compressor, Crane, Dorrick, Diesel Engine, Doser, Dragline, DrillDumber, Excavator, Fork Lift Generator, Grader, Jack Hammer and Pavement Breaker Loader,Pump, Pile Driving, Scrapper, Screening Plant, Shoval, Tractor (Vibrator, Weight Batcher),Railway Guards, Repairer (Battery), Sharpcr/Slotter, Sprayer (Asphalt), Station Master, Surveyor (Silt),Tradesman, Train Examiner, Turner/Miller, Tyre Vulcaniser, any other categories, by whatever namecalled, which are of skilled nature. M.C Clerk/Munshi (Matriculate, Non-matriculate), Store Clerks(Matriculate, Non-matriculate), Store Issuer, Store Keeper, Store Keeper (Grade I, II) (Matriculate,Non-matriculate), Tool Keeper, Work Munshi, Work Munshi(Subordinate), Accounts Clerk, Clerks,Computer, Telephone Operator, Typist, any other categories, by whatever name called, which are ofclerical nature.

Highly Skilled Workers: Armature Winder Grade I, Blacksmith Grade I and Class I, Boiler manGrade I, Boiler man Foreman Grade I, Brick Layer Class I, Cable Joiner Grade I, Carpenter Grade Iand Class I, Celotes Cutter and Decorator, Charge man Class I, Checker (Senior), Driver (Lorry GradeI, Motor Lorry Grade I, Motor Vehicle Class I and Diesel Engine Grade I, Road Roller Grade I,Pump Grade I, Pump Class I), Electrician (Grade I and ClassI), Fitter (Grade I, Class I), Pipe ClassI (Head), Foreman (Asstt.). Line Man Grade I, Mason (Skilled Grade I, ClassI), Mast Rigger MechanicClass I and Class II, Mechanic (Diesel Grade I, Road Roller Grade I, Air-conditioning Grade I,Class I), Air-conditioning Mistry Grade I, Mistry (Air-conditioning Grade I), Overseer, Overseer(Senior and Junior), Painter (Grade I, Class I, Spray), Plaster (Mason) Class I. Plumber (Head)Class I, Mistry Grade I, Polisher (with spray) Grade I, Road Inspector Grade I, Sawyer Class I,Stone Cutter Class I, Stone Cutter Grade I, Stone Chisler Class I, Stone Mason Class I, SubOverseer(Qualified), Tiler Class I, Tin-smith Grade I and Class I, Upholsterer Grade I, VarnisherClass I, Welder (Gas) Class I, White Washer Class I, Wireman Grade I, Class I, Wood CutterClass I, Grinder (Tool) Grade I, Operator (Batching Plant Grade I, Clamp Shell Grade I,Compressor Grade I, Crane Grade I, Diesel Engine Grade I, Dozer Grade I, Dragline Grade I, DrillGrade I, Dumper Grade I, Excavator Grade I, Fork Lift Grade I, Generator Grade I, Grader Grade I,Leader Grade I, Pile Driving Grade I, Dump Grade I, Scrapper Grade I, Screening Plant Grade I,Shovel Grade I, Shovel and Dragline, Tractor Grade I, Vibrator Grade I, Rigger Grade I, RiggerGrade II, Sharper/Sletter Grade I, Shovel and Dragline Tractor Grade 1, Tradesman Class I,Turner/Miller Grade I, TyreVulcanizerGrade I, Work (Asstt.) Grade I, Fire FightingSupervisor/Leader, any other categories, by whatever name called, which are of highly skillednature;

Implementing areas: Zone ‘A’=(i) Areas Notified under Kolkata Metropolitan DevelopmentAuthority(KMDA), (ii) Asansol Municipal Corporation, (iii) DurgapurMunicipal Corporation, (iv) Siliguri Municipal Corporation, (v) DighaShankarpurDevelopment Authority, (vi) Thermal Power plant areasincluding Township areas, (vii) All the Municipal areas in different Districts,(viii) All the Sub-Divisions in the districts of Howrah, Hoogly, Burdwan and24- Parganas (N)[excluding Barasat and Basirhat], (ix) Alipur Sub-Divisionand Baruipur Sub-Division in the district of 24-Parganas(S), (x)MidnaporeSadar Sub-Division and Kharagpur Sub-Division in the district ofWest Midnapore, (xi) Siliguri sub-division in the district of Darjeeling, (xii)Bankura Sub-Division and Bisnupur Sub-division in the district of Bankura,and (xiii) Raghunathpur Sub-Division in the district of Purulia;Zone B=Rest of West Bengal.

 (a) To arrive at daily rates, monthly rates will have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee and to arrive at weekly rates, daily rates will have to be multiplied by 6;

(b) A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including interval for half-an hour for rest;

(c) One day in any period of seven days as may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;

(d) The minimum rates of wages include the wages for weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and for work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rate of wages. The workers employed on high rise building or any structure over 30 ft. in height as also workers engaged in tunnel work shall be paid 20% of the minimum wages fixed under the notification for appropriate category as extra wages;

(e) Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose of this notification to such employees;

(f) The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by contractors also;

(g) The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be same as payable to the workers of appropriate category;

(h) The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of similar nature;

(i) The minimum rates of wages and Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both constitute the minimum rates of wages and shall be enforceable under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948).

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Source: Government of West Bengal, Office of the Labour Commissioner

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