Government of Karnataka revises the minimum rates of wages and VDA for the employment in printing and publishing industry

Aug 23, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Labour Compliance

The State Government of Karnataka has revised the minimum rates of wages and Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for the employment in printing and publishing industry with effect from April 01 to March 03, 2020.

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

1.Skilled workers: compositer, printer, binder, monocaster, type caster, block maker, process engraver, proof reader, cylinder man, treadle press man, plate man, dark room assistant.

2.Semi Skilled workers: ruling feeder, letter press feeder, checker, packer, perforator, cutter or sewer folder, sewing machine man, assistant to skilled worker.

3.Un-skilled: cleaner and mazdoors, sweeper or helper, any other categories of unskilled employees not specified above.

4.Office Staff:

Manager / Personal officer

Assistant Manager / Assistant Personal Manager, 


Cashier, Senior clerk, booking clerk,

Stenographer, computer operator

Store keeper, telephone helper

Typist, data entry operator

Clerk/ Junior Clerk

Office boy, peon, watchman, sweeper, attender

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 6205 points.


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