Government of Karnataka revises minimum rates of wages for the manufacturing of Agarbatti and Incense Products

Aug 06, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Karnataka has revised the minimum rates of wages and Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for the workers employed in the manufacturing of Agarbatti and Incense Products from April 01, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

The Categories are:

Ø  Supervisor; Lab Technician; Lab Assistant

Ø  Agarabathi Rollers (Rates per 1000 bathis rolled):

a)      Grinded patti less than 9" (thin, medium, thick)

b)      Grinded patti 9" - 10" (thin, medium, thick)

c)       Grinded flora (durbar) patti upto 9" (thin, medium, thick)

d)      Grinded flora (durbar) patti more than 9" (thin, medium, thick)

Ø  Packers:

A.      Packets (Rates per 12 packets):

a)      Packets of less than 15 grams

b)      Packs of 15 grams to 50 gms

c)       Packs of more than 160 gms

d)      Packs of 51 grams to 160 gms

e)      2 in 1 packs; 3 in 1 packs; 4 in 1 packs; 5 in 1 packs; 7 in 1 packs

B.      Pouches (Rates per 12 packets):

a)      Packs of 15 grams to 50 gms

b)      Packs of 51 grams to 170 gms

c)       Packs of more than 171 grams to 50 gms

C.      Hexa Packets (Rates per 12 packets): Packs of more than 15 grams

Ø  Bundle Packing (Minimum wages rates per K G):

a)      100 Grams Bundles

b)      100 Grams Bundles to 250 Grams Bundles

c)       above 250 Grams Bundles

d)      Grinders mixers, coaters, loaders and all employees Batti Machine Operators, Carton Packers

Ø  Office staff (Per month):

a)      Manager / Personal Officer

b)      Assistant Manager / Assistant Personal Manager

c)       Accountant, Cashier/ Senior Clerk, Store Keeper

d)      Stenographer/ Computer Operator / Receptionist

e)      Typist

f)       Office Boy / Peon/Watchman/ Sweeper Attender / House Keeping

g)      Drivers (Per month):

1.       Lorry Driver

2.       Car /Jeep Driver 3 Wheel Vehicle Drivers

3.       Lorry /Car /Jeep Driver

4.       Loaders and Un-loaders

5.       General Workers

VDA: In addition to the basic wages, all Category of Employees in the state shall be paid V.D.A. at the rate of 4 Paisa per point over and above 5780 points.


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