West Bengal Government specifies minimum rates of wages in the employment of paper board and straw board manufacturing industry

Jul 08, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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

Categories of Employees

Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages

Zone A

Zone B


Rs. 8177.00

Rs. 7175.00


Rs. 8995.00

Rs. 7892.00


Rs. 9895.00

Rs. 8681.00

The classification of employees is as follows:

 Unskilled: Machine boy, beater boy, Maintenance Cooly, Drying Cooly, packing man, field labour, calendar boy, scale boy, strainer, jabra helper, finishing helper, puller helper, transport cooly, sweeper, carrier, digester boy, boiler cooly, peon;

 Semi-skilled: Machine helper, beater helper, calendar helper, cutting helper, finishing helper, dryingman, finisher, digester helper, fitter helper, machineman helper, driver helper, boiler helper, jabra, puller, electrician, durdwan;

 Skilled: Fitter, michineman, beaterman, scaleman, maintenance mistry, calenderman, dutting man, driver, finishing cutter, mistry, boilerman, digester, refiner, fitter, clerk and typist.

The minimum rates of wages and Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both constitute the minimum rates of wages and shall be enforceable under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

[Circular No. 167/Stat/2RW/35/94/LCS/JLC]


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