West Bengal Government specifies minimum rates of wages in the employment of salt manufacturing

Jul 06, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The West Bengal Labour Commissioner specifies the minimum rate of wage in the employment of salt manufacturing industry in the State of West Bengal, which will be effective for a period from July 01, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

Category of Employees

Monthly Minimum Rate of Wage


Rs. 6315.00


Rs. 6947.00


Rs. 7643.00

Highly Skilled

Rs. 8408.00

The classification of employees is as follows:

 Unskilled: Persons engaged in earth cutting, bundh and boundary making, field preparation, bed preparation, earth drain making or repairing, salt lifting from the bed and stocking, filling in bags, loading and unloading including carrying, packing and weighing and office peons, general mazdoors, sweepers, tea boys;

 Semi-skilled: Machineman helper, electrician helper, salt washing mazdoor, measurement man for water evaporation, watchman, nightguard, manson helper, carpenter helper, and cook;

 Skilled: Machineman both water lifting and salt crushing, electrician, carpenter, manson, weighman (if not clerk), leader in field and water lifting, time-office clerk, office clerk, tally clerk and godown keeper or clerk;

 Highly Skilled: Field supervisor, factory supervisor (not the leader) and supervisor-cum-field manger.

[Circular No. 191/Stat/2RW/72/201/97/LCS/JLC]



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