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    FIXED MINIMUM WAGES FOR WORKERS

    Fixed Minimum Wages for Workers

    Press Information Bureau 
    Government of India
    Ministry of Labour & Employment

    22-March-2017 15:20 IST

    Fixed Minimum Wages for Workers 

    The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for both the Central and State Governments as the appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employments under their respective jurisdictions. Presently, there are 45 scheduled employments in the Central Sphere while in the State Sphere the number of such employments is 1709. 

    The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 is implemented by the Centre as well as the States in respect of their respective jurisdiction. In the Central Sphere, the enforcement is secured through the Inspecting Officers of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) commonly designated as Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM), the compliance in the State sphere is ensured through the State Enforcement Machinery. They conduct regular inspections and in the event of detection of any case of non-payment or under-payment of minimum wages, they advise the employers to make payment of the shortfall of wages. In case of non-compliance, penal provisions against the defaulting employers are invoked. Details of enforcement of Minimum Wages Act, 1948 during 2014-15, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 (upto December, 2016) are given below.

    S .No.
    Particulars
    2014-15
    2015-16
    2016-17
    (upto Dec., 2016)
    1
    No. of Inspections Conducted
    6582
    9803
    5732
    2
    No. of Irregularities detected
    68747
    75938
    39837
    3
    No. Irregularities Rectified
    87809
    46467
    40541
    4
    No. of Prosecutions Launched
    3774
    1549
    1636
    5
    No. of Convictions
    2782
    1476
    1386

    Claim cases under Minimum Wages Act
    YEAR
    CLAIMS
    AMOUNT AWARDED (in Rs.)
    B/F
    FILED
    DECIDED
    AWARDED
    RECOVERERD
    PAID TO WORKES
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    2013-14
    3855
    3000
    2838
    123030072
    50794115
    33439937
    2014-15
    3980
    2167
    248
    59856881
    35892244
    30526714
    2015-16
    3672
    743
    1796
    66654417
    44128036
    34879425
    2016-17
    (upto Dec., 2016)
    2610
    719
    827
    74937048
    41241934
    38196925

    This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

    Source:-http://pib.nic.in

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