Government of Himachal Pradesh revises the rates of minimum wages for Tea Plantation

Sep 10, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Labour Compliance

The State Government of Himachal Pradesh has revised the rate of minimum wages with effect from April 01, 2019 for the workers working in “Tea Plantation”.

Un-skilled workers: Field workers in Tea Plantation employed on plantation uprooting, spraying, manufacturing, shade lopping, hocking, pruning weeding, plucking etc

Rs. 250.00/- Daily or

Rs. 7500/- Monthly

Semi-Skilled: Workers engaged in Tea Factory and Tea Plantations.

Rs.254.56/- per day or

Rs.7,637/- per month

Factory: Include lift Mazdoor withering Mazdoor, relling room workers, shifting Mazdoor, Fermenting room workers, tea boys, sorters, tea makers, timekeeper and carriers (jhalli)

Rs. 250-00/-daily or

Rs. 7,500/- Monthly

Plantation: Cleaners, Assistant Cleaner, Garden Assistant, Muharirs etc. who maintain records of a field work and also includes sweeper, Mali & Mate.

Rs. 250-00 daily

Rs. 7,500/- Monthly

Office Staff






4.Peon ,Chowkidar/Chaudhary



6.Driver (Jeep/ Car/ Tractor)


8.Assistant Mechanic

9.Electrician-cum- Mechanic, Grade-I

10.Electrician-cum- Mechanic, Grade-II


Rs.11,857/- per month plus free accommodation

Rs.8,825/- per month plus free accommodation

Rs.9,286/- per month plus free benefits as admissible to clerk

Rs.7,637/- per month plus free benefit as admissible


Rs.10,928/- monthly

Rs.9,724/- monthly

Rs.11022/ monthly

Rs.9677/- monthly

Rs.11,022/- monthly

Rs.9,677/- monthly


(1)    There will be no distinction between the minimum wages of male or female and adult or non-adult for the same and similar nature of work.

(2)    Wages of Apprentices shall be regulated under the Apprenticeship Act, 1961.

(3)    Where any class of work is performed on piece work basis, the wages shall not be less than the time rate prescribed for that category.

(4)    If any category of workers employed in the scheduled employment is not mentioned specifically, such category of workers shall not be paid less than the minimum rates of wages fixed for the similar category having the same skill.

(5)    25% increase shall be applicable over and above the minimum wages in the Scheduled Tribal Areas in Himachal Pradesh.


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