Government of Tamil Nadu issues Draft Notification on Rates of Minimum Wages for Employment in Mat Weaving and Basket Making

Nov 12, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Labour Compliance

The Government of Tamil Nadu vide notification dated November 07, 2018 has issued notification on Minimum Wages for Employment in Mat weaving and Basket Making.

Pay scale has been bifurcated product wise and piece rate is applicable for power loom Mat Weaving and Mat Stitching

Notice is hereby given that any objection or suggestion, which may be received from any person with respect thereto, on or before 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.

Product Categories are:

Ø  Power loom Mats

Ø  Handloom Mats

Ø  Basket Making


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

               i.            The dearness allowance is linked to the Average Consumer Price Index of Chennai City for the year 2010, that is 161 points (with base 2001 = (100) and for any further raise of every one point over and above 161 points, an increase of Rupees 1.18 per point (Rupee one and eighteen paise only) per day shall be paid as dearness allowance.

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

            iii.            The first calculation of the dearness allowance shall thus be effective from the date of publication of this Notification in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette based on the average of Chennai City Consumer Price Index for the previous year.

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

3)      To arrive at monthly rates of wages, the daily rates of wages shall be multiplied by 30.

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

[No.II(2)/LE/952/2018][Page 8]



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