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West Bengal Minimum Wages for Manufacturing Activity from 01.012018 to 30.06.2018

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Minimum Wages of Manufacturing Activity for West Bengal for the period 01.012018 to 30.06.2018

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Government of West Bengal, Office of the Labour Commissioner issued circular vide No. 660/721/Stat/2RW/47/2016/LCS/JLC dated: 28.11.2017 regarding Minimum rates of wages in the employment of Any Establishment in Which Manufacturing Activity as Defined Under Section 2(k) Of The Factories Act and details as follows.

The Government of West Bengal in the Labour Department has fixed minimum rates of wages in the employment of Any Establishment in Which Manufacturing Activity as Defined Under Section 2(k) Of The Factories Act is Carried Out and is Not Covered under Any of the Other Scheduled Employments, in the State of West Bengal as per Notification No. Labr/639/(Law)/MW/2W-32/13 Dated 29.12.2016, as published in the Kolkata Gazette Extraordinary dt. 30.12.2016.

(a) Now, with reference to the said notification, the following shall be the minimum rates of wages in the said employment for the period from 1st January, 2018 to 30th June, 2018.

Categories of Employees Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages

                                       Zone A                                           Zone B

Unskilled                   Rs.7661.00                                    Rs.6922.00

(b) Implementing areas: Zone ‘A’=(i) Areas under Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, notified Areas/ Authorities, Development Authorities, Thermal Power Plants Areas including Industrial

 Township Areas;

Zone ‘B’=Rest of the West Bengal.

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

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

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

(f) 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.

(g) 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.

(h) The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by contractors also.

(i) The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be same as payable to the workers of

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

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

To Download Notification Click below

WB-Minimum-Wages-01.01.2018-Manufacturing.pdf (127 downloads)

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

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