Government of Himachal Pradesh revises the rates of minimum wages for Manufacturing Process

Sep 10, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The State Government of Himachal Pradesh has revised the rate of minimum wages with effect from April 01, 2019 for the workers working in “Manufacturing Process as Defined in Clause (K) of Section 2 of Factories Act, 1948”.

Section 2(c) of the Factories Act, 1948 defines manufacturing process, any process for:

(i)          making, altering, repairing, ornamenting, finishing, packing, oiling, washing, cleaning, breaking up, demolishing, or otherwise treating or adapting any article or substance with a view to its use sale, transport, delivery or disposal, or

(ii)                pumping oil, water, sewage or any other substance; or

(iii)               generating, transforming or transmitting power; or

(iv)               letter press, lithography, photogravure or other similar process or book binding; or

(v)                constructing, reconstructing, repairing, refitting, finishing or breaking up ships or vessels; or

(vi)               preserving or storing any article in cold storage.

The rates of minimum wages are as under:

Category of employees

Wages Per Day

Wages Per Month

Un-skilled Workers

Rs. 250.00

Rs. 7,500/-

Semi-skilled

Rs. 258.47

Rs. 7,754/-

Skilled & clerical staff

Rs. 294.17

Rs. 8,825/-

Highly-Skilled

Rs. 354.50

Rs. 10,635/-

Note:

(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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