Government of Karnataka revises the minimum rates of wages and VDA for the employment in shops and commercial establishments

Aug 16, 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 employment in shops and commercial establishments with effect from April 01 to March 03, 2020.

The minimum rates of wages have been revised for certain class of employment:

1. Highly skilled Workers: Pharmacist & Chemist, Technical Supervisor, and other highly skilled work

2. Skilled workers: Salesmen/Sales Girl, Compounder, Photo-artist, Photographer, Watch Mechanic / Repairer, Radio Mechanic / Repairer, T.V.Mechanic / Repairer, Optical Mechanic / Repairer, Skilled labour in lift fixing installing establishment, Technician / Mechanical Instrument shop, Carpenter (Furniture shop), Polisher (Furniture shop), Refractionarian, (Optical shop), Hair Dresser (in hair dressing saloon), Air Condition plant operator, Umbrella / Suitcase maker and other skilled work.

3. Semi- Skilled: Bill collector, Bill clerk, Godown Keeper, Booking clerk, Assistant Sales man / Sales Girl, Assistant Photo artists, Shop Assistant, Packer, Gas supplier, Stove Repairer, Painter, Fruit juice or lassi maker in the shop and other semi skilled work.

4. Un-Skilled Workers: Messenger, weighing man, bicycle fitter / repairer, workers engaged in drying, storing, washing, ironing (in laundry), measuring, loading and unloading in warehousing godowns, storerooms workers engaged in grinding establishment services, general workers (in all shops and commercial establishments other than in administration) and clerical cadre and who are not covered in any of the above categories and other unskilled worker.

5. Office staff and Drivers:

 Manager / Personal officer, Marketing manager / office supervisor and similar post

 Assistant Manager / Assistant Personal Manager, Senior Accountant and similar post

 Senior clerk, cashier, judgment writer, stenographer, store keeper, receptionist, and similar post

 Junior clerk, booking clerk, computer operator, typist, telephone operator, data entry operator and similar post

 Attender, watchman, lift operator , office boy, peon, helper or assistant, dalayat, majdur, sweeper and similar post;

 Heavy vehicle driver, tractor driver, multi axel and earth movers drivers, crane vehicle drivers, road roller and construction of road related vehicle drivers;

 Car driver, jeep driver, light vehicle drivers;

 Tum tum, three wheeler vehicle drivers.

In addition to the basic wages, all category of employees in the state will be paid V.D.A at the rate of 4 paisa per point over and above 6537 points.


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