Government of Tamil Nadu issues Draft Notification on Rates of Minimum Wages for Employment in Automobile Workshops

Nov 12, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Tamil Nadu on November 07, 2018 has issued a draft notification of minimum wages for employees working in Automobile Workshops.

Any objection or suggestion, which may be received from any person with respect thereto, on or before the January 12, 2019 will be considered by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Objection or suggestion, if any, should be addressed to the Principal Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department, Secretariat, Chennai-600 009 through the Commissioner of Labour, DMS Campus, Chennai - 600 006.

Pay scale has been bifurcated on the basis of workers working in Different Zones A, B, C, D linked with the nature of work as following:

                    I.            Administrative

                  II.            Supervisory

                III.            Skilled

                IV.            Semi- Skilled

                  V.            Unskilled.


Zones are following:

                    I.            Zone A - Corporations

                  II.            Zone  B- All types of Municipalities

                III.            Zone C- Panchayat and Cantonments

                IV.            Zone-D- Other Places


1)      Dearness Allowance: In addition to the minimum rates of basic wages fixed above, employees shall be paid dearness allowance as indicated below:-

                                            I.            The minimum wages fixed above is linked to the Average Chennai City Consumer Price Index for the year 2010, that is 161 points (with base 2001=100) and for every raise of one point over and above 161 points, an increase of Rs. 45.40 (Rupees Forty Five and paise forty only) per month shall be paid as dearness allowance.

                                          II.            The dearness allowance shall be calculated every year on the 1st April on the basis of the average of the consumer price indices for the preceeding twelve months, that is from January to December.

                                        III.            The first calculation of dearness allowance shall, thus, be effective from the date of publication of this Notification in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette based on the Average Chennai City Consumer Price Index Number for the previous year, that is from January to December.

2)      Where the nature of work is the same, no distinction in the payment of wages shall be made between male and female employees.

3)      To arrive at the daily wages, the monthly wages shall be divided by 26.

4)      Wherever the existing wages are higher than the minimum rates of wages fixed herein, the existing wages shall be continued to be paid.

[No.II(2)/HO/950/2018] [Page 2]




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