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West Bengal Minimum Wages

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Minimum Wages for West Bengal the period from 1st July, 2017 to 31st Dec., 2017

For Shops & Establishments, Act, 1963

The Government of West Bengal in the Labour Department has fixed minimum rates of wages in the employment of Establishment as defined under the Shops & Establishments, Act, 1963 in the State of West Bengal as per notification number Labr/650/(Law)/MW/2W-32/13 Dated 29.12.2016, as published in the Kolkata Gazette Extraordinary dt. 30.12.2016.

With reference to the said notification, the following shall be the minimum rates of wages in the said employment for the period from 1st July, 2017 to 31st Dec., 2017.

 

Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages for Shops & Establishments
Categories of Employees Zone A Zone B
Unskilled Rs. 7,488 Rs. 6,774
Semi-Skilled Rs. 8,238 Rs. 7,450
Skilled Rs. 9,062 Rs. 8,196
Highly Skilled Rs. 9,967 Rs. 9,016

 

The classification of employees in the above employment is as follows:-

Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, Bearer, Messenger;

Semi-skilled: Duftry, Assistant Accountant,

Skilled: Clerk, Typist, Office Assistant, Office Maintenance and Inventory Management Staff, Data Entry Operator, Accountant;

Highly Skilled: Head Assistant, Senior Accountant, Computer Operator, Research And Development Staff/Executive, Market Research Staff/Executive, Godown-in-

Charge, Office Supervisor, Sales Representative/Sales Promotion Employees.

Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages for Security Services

The following shall be the minimum rates of wages in the employment of Security Services in the state of West Bengal as per notification number 457-MW/2W-14-2010 Da

 

Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages for Security Services
Categories of Employees Zone A Zone B
Unskilled Rs. 7,489 Rs. 6,774
Semi-Skilled Rs. 8,238 Rs. 7,450
Skilled Rs. 9,062 Rs. 8,195

 

The classification of employees is as follows:-

Unskilled Workers: Security Guard, Watchman, Darwan;

Semi-Skilled Workers: Unskilled Supervisor;

Skilled Workers: Guard with Fire Arms, Gunman, Field Supervisor, Marketing Personnel, Clerk, Accountant, Cashier.

Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages for Hotels and Restaurants including Boarding Houses, Eating Houses, Canteens, Clubs and Guest Houses

 

Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages for Hotels and Restaurants
Categories of Employees Zone A Zone B
Unskilled Rs. 7,489 Rs. 6,774
Semi-Skilled Rs. 8,238 Rs. 7,450
Skilled Rs. 9,062 Rs. 8,195
Highly Skilled Rs. 9,968 Rs. 9,016

 

The classification of employees is as follows:-

 

Unskilled Workers: Table boy, Kitchen helper, Sweeper/Cleaner and Housing keeping

boy, Waiter, Security Guard.

Semi-skilled workers : Tea maker, Steward, Cook, Ice-cream maker.

SkilledWorkers : Senior Cook, Receptionist, Cash Sarkar, Store Keeper, Junior Clerk/ Typist, Computer operator.

Highly Skilled Workers: Kitchen Master, Head Cook, Cashier, Accountant, Senior Clerk.

Minimum Calculation Method:

  1. 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.
  2. A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including interval for half-an-hour for rest.
  3. One day in any period of seven days as may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest.
  4. The minimum rates of wages include the wages for weekly day of rest. Payment for work
  5. done on the day of weekly rest and for work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rate of wages.
  6. 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.
  7. The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by contractors also.
  8. The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be same as payable to the workers of appropriate category.
  9. The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for same work or work of similar nature.
  10. 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).
West-Bengal-Hotel-and-Restaurant-Minimum-Wages-Two.pdf (103 downloads)

 

 

West-Bengal-Hotel-and-Restaurant-Minimum-Wages-One.pdf (112 downloads)

 

 

West-Bengal-Security-Services-Minimum-Wages.pdf (110 downloads)

 

 

 

West-Bengal-Shop-Establishments-Minimum-Wages.pdf (93 downloads)

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