Minimum Wages

As per the requirements prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the rates of employees working in the informal sector are prescribed by the Central & State Governments respectively.

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

Following are the minimum rates of pay for the employees with effect from 01-04-2016 as per the notification issued by the Central government:

NATURE OF EMPLOYMENT

RATES PER DAY (RS.)

B

C

Road, building & under-grounds construction

Unskilled

307.00

246.00

Semi-skilled

347.00

288.00

Skilled

407.00

347.00

Highly skilled

448.00

407.00

Watch & ward

Without arms

347.00

288.00

With arms

407.00

347.00

Sweeping & cleaning

307.00

246.00

Agriculture

Unskilled

213.00

211.00

Semi-skilled

236.00

216.00

Skilled

256.00

235.00

Highly skilled

286.00

256.00

Mines

ABOVE-GROUND

BELOW-GROUND

Unskilled

246.00

307.00

Semi-skilled

307.00

368.00

Skilled

368.00

429.00

Highly skilled

429.00

487.00

Loading & un-loading

307.00

246.00

  • Within the State of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore & Gwalior falls within category 'B', while all other cities fall under category 'C';

  • These rates would be applicable wherever the Central government is the appropriate government under the Act of 1948.

STATE GOVERNMENT

With the 'All India Consumer Price Index' for the industrial workers for the half year ending 31-12-2016 based on 2001 = 100 has been increased by 07 points, therefore, the minimum rates of wages as revised with effect from 01-04-2017 are as follows:

CLASS OF EMPLOYEE

MONTHLY RATE

DAILY RATE

Clerical grade - I

9360.00

360.00

Clerical grade - II

7982.00

307.00

Highly Skiiled

10,660.00

410.00

Skilled

9360.00

360.00

Semi-skilled

7982.00

307.00

Un-skilled

7125.00

274.03 say 274.00

Similarly, it would be useful to note the minimum rates of wages for the previous sixty-two half-years as stated below:

NOTIFICATION DT.

INCREASE

CLERICAL GRADE - I/ SKILLED

CLERICAL GRADE - II/SEMI-SKILLED

UN-SKILLED

31.10.2016

100.00

9,185.00

7,807.00

6,950.00

01.04.2016

275.00

9,085.00

7,707.00

6,850.00

31.10.2015

75.00

8,810.00

7,432.00

6,575.00

01.04.2015

300.00

8,735.00

7,357.00

6,239.00

31.10.2014

--

8,435.00

7,057.00

5,939.00

01.10.2014

50.00

6,175.00

6,025.00

5,895.00

01.04.2014

325.00

6,125.00

5,975.00

5,845.00

01.10.2013

250.00

5,800.00

5,650.00

5,520.00

01.04.2013

325.00

5,550.00

5,400.00

5,270.00

01.10.2012

175.00

5,225.00

5,075.00

4,945.00

01.04.2012

225.00

5,050.00

4,900.00

4,770.00

01.10.2011

150.00

4,825.00

4,675.00

4,545.00

01.04.2011

250.00

4,675.00

4,525.00

4,395.00

01.10.2010

150.00

4,425.00

4,275.00

4,145.00

01.04.2010

375.00

4,275.00

4,125.00

3,955.00

01.10.2009

100.00

3,900.00

3,750.00

3,620.00

01.04.2009

225.00

3,800.00

3,650.00

3,520.00

01.10.2008

100.00

3,575.00

3,425.00

3,295.00

01.05.2008

--

3,475.00

3,325.00

3,195.00

01.04.2008

125.00

2,994.00

2,884.00

2,776.00

01.10.2007

49.00

2,869.00

2,759.00

2,651.00

01.10.2006

55.00

2,694.00

2,584.00

2,476.00

01.04.2006

91.00

2,639.00

2,529.00

2,421.00

01.10.2005

22.00

2,548.00

2,438.00

2,330.00

01.04.2005

23.00

2,446.00

2,336.00

2,228.00

01.04.2004

58.00

2,423.00

2,313.00

2,205.00

01.10.2003

23.00

2,365.00

2,255.00

2,147.00

01.04.2003

74.00

2,342.00

2,232.00

2,124.00

01.10.2002

14.00

2,268.00

2,158.00

2,050.00

01.04.2002

93.00

2,254.00

2,144.00

2,036.00

01.10.2001

10.00

2,161.00

2,051.00

1,943.00

01.04.2001

51.00

2,151.00

2,041.00

1,933.00

01.10.2000

25.00

2,100.00

1,990.00

1,882.00

01.04.2000

67.00

2,075.00

1,965.00

1,857.00

01.10.1999

(-)33.00

2,002.00

1,898.00

1,790.00

01.04.1999

186.00

2,041.00

1,931.00

1,825.00

01.10.1998

112.00

1,855.00

1,745.00

1,637.00

01.04.1998

57.00

1,743.00

1,633.00

1,525.00

05.02.1997

1,541.00

1,431.00

1,323.00

01.10.1997

33.00

1,686.00

1,576.00

1,468.00

01.04.1997

83.00

1,653.00

1,543.00

1,435.00

01.10.1996

27.00

1,482.00

1,378.00

1,275.00

01.04.1996

105.00

1,455.00

1,351.00

1,248.00

01.10.1995

43.00

1,350.00

1,246.00

1,143.00

01.04.1995

90.00

1,307.00

1,203.00

1,100.00

01.10.1994

44.00

1,217.00

1,113.00

1,010.00

01.04.1994

75.00

1,173.00

1,069.00

966.00

01.10.1993

8.00

1,098.00

994.00

891.00

01.04.1993

58.00

1,090.00

986.00

883.00

01.10.1992

51.00

1,032.00

928.00

825.00

01.02.1992

86.00

981.00

877.00

774.00

01.10.1991

48.00

895.00

791.00

688.00

01.10.1991

73.00

847.00

743.00

640.00

01.10.1990

20.00

774.00

670.00

567.00

01.04.1990

39.00

754.00

650.00

547.00

01.10.1989

11.00

715.00

611.00

508.00

01.04.1989

50.00

704.00

600.00

497.00

01.10.1988

18.00

654.00

550.00

447.00

01.04.1988

49.00

636.00

532.00

429.00

01.10.1987

15.00

587.00

483.00

380.00

01.10.1987

19.00

495.00

420.00

340.00

01.10.1986

9.50

476.00

401.00

321.00

01.01.1986

15.00

466.00

391.50

311.50

01.10.1985

2.00

451.50

376.50

296.50

01.04.1985

13.00

449.50

374.50

294.50

01.10.1984

436.50

361.50

281.50