Government of West Bengal fixes minimum rates of wages in the employment of any establishment related to manufacturing activity and not covered under any other Scheduled Employments

Jan 06, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Labour Compliance

The State Government of West Bengal on December 27, 2019, has fixed the minimum rates of wages in the employment of Any Establishment in which manufacturing activity as defined under section 2(K) of the Factories Act is carried out and is not covered under any of the Other Scheduled Employments. These rates will be effective for the period from January 01, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

Categories of Employees

Monthly Minimum Rates of Wages (Rs.)

Zone A (Rs.)

Zone B (Rs.)


8,349.00 (Daily-321.00)

7,307.00 (Daily-281.00)

 Implementing Areas – (i) Zone A: Areas under Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, notified Areas or Authorities, Development Authorities, Thermal Power Plants Areas including Industrial Township Areas. (ii) Zone B: Rest of the West Bengal.

 A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including interval for half-an-hour for rest.

 One day in any period of 7 days shall be the day of weekly rest. Further, the minimum rates of wages include the wages for weekly day of rest.

 The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by contractors also. For disabled persons minimum rates of wages shall be same as payable to the workers of appropriate category.

 The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of similar nature.

[Circular No. 299/721/Stat/2RW/47/2016/LCS/JLC]


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