Minimum Wage India 2017 – Current Minimum Wage Rate India

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Central Sphere
(w.e.f January 19, 2017 to June 30, 2017)
Andaman & Nicobar
(w.e.f.January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017) (Revised wage not announced)
Haryana
(w.e.f January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017) (Revised wage not announced)
Nagaland
(w.e.f. October 1, 2008) (Revised wage not announced)
Andhra Pradesh
(w.e.f April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
Himachal Pradesh
(w.e.f. April 1, 2017
Odisha
(w.e.f May 1, 2015) 
Arunachal Pradesh
(w.e.f. July 1, 2016) (Rates unchanged)
Jammu and Kashmir
(w.e.f. January 1, 2013) (Revised wage not announced)
Puducherry
(w.e.f October 1, 2016)
Assam
(w.e.f. January 1, 2016) (Rates unchanged)
Jharkhand
(w.e.f. October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015)  (New rates will be available soon)
Punjab
(w.e.f.February 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017) (Revised wage not announced)
Bihar
( w.e.f. April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
Karnataka
(w.e.f. April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018)
Rajasthan
(w.e.f January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017) (Revised wage not announced)
Chandigarh
(April 1, 2017 to September 30,2 017)

Kerala  

(w.e.f December 21, 2016)

Sikkim
(w.e.f. July 1, 2017) 
Chhattisgarh
( w.e.f April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
Lakshadweep
(w.e.f. May 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017) 
Tamil Nadu
(w.e.f April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018)
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
(w.e.f. October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017) (Revised wage not announced)
Madhya Pradesh
(w.e.f April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)

Tripura

(w.e.f April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)

Daman & Diu
(w.e.f April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
Maharashtra
(w.e.f January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017)
Uttarakhand
(w.e.f. April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
Delhi
(w.e.f March to August 2017) (Revised wage not announced)
Manipur
(w.e.f. February 1, 2011)  (Rates unchanged)
Uttar Pradesh
(w.e.f. April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
Goa
(w.e.f. April 1, 2017)
Meghalaya
(
w.e.f April 1, 2017)
West Bengal
(w.e.f July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017)
Gujarat
(w.e.f. April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
Mizoram
(w.e.f. April 1, 2016) (Rates unchanged)

Telangana (w.e.f April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)

*Revised Minimum Wages. w.e.f. date not available

Definition of Unskilled, Semi-skilled, Skilled & Highly Skilled Workers

 

Minimum Wage in India

Legislative protection for workers to receive a minimum wage, can be considered as the hall mark of any progressive nation. It is one of the fundamental premises of decent work. In India, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for fixation and enforcement of minimum wages in respect of scheduled employments.

The Act aims to prevent sweating or exploitation of labour1( According to the NSSO (2004-05) 61st round, around 395 million workers (86%) out of the total workforce of around 457 million workers constitute the unorganized/informal sector. In fact 7% of those employed in organized sector has been identified as informal workers raising the toll of informal sector to 422 million (92%). )through payment of low wages by ensuring a minimum subsistence wage for workers. The Act also requires the appropriate government (both at Centre and States) to fix minimum rates of wages in respect of employments specified in the schedule and also review and revise the same at intervals not exceeding five years.

Currently, the number of scheduled employments in the Central sphere is 45 whereas in the States sphere the number is 1650 (when all states are counted). With effect from November 2009, the National Floor Level of Minimum Wage (NFLMW) was increased to revised from Rs 100/day (2007) to Rs 137/day. In July 2015 the National Floor Level of Minimum Wage was raised to Rs 160 per day. National Floor Level Minimum Wage has been revised again to Rs 176/day. The new rates came into effect from June 1, 2017.

Since the respective state governments have been empowered to independently fix minimum wages, disparities between wages in neighboring states are common. In order to reduce this problem and bring comparability the Central government has set up 5 regional committees (table below)2 for harmonization of minimum wages.

  • 5 Regional Committees in India
Current Minimum Wages
RegionStates/UTs covered
Eastern Region (6) West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
North Eastern Region (8) Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.
Southern Region (6) Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Lakshadweep.
Northern Region (9) Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Delhi and
Chandigarh.
Western Region (6) Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

 

Disclaimer : Minimum Wages have been provided by the Labour Departments of respective states. All efforts have been made to update the minimum wage data on a regular basis. However, there might be unforeseen errors.
Data collected by Paycheck India.

Source: Growth Pole Programme for Unorganized Sector Enterprise Development by  NCEUS, April 2009
Press Information Bureau, GOI.

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