Government of West Bengal fixes the minimum rates of wages in the employment of Brick Manufacturing

Jan 08, 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 Brick Manufacturing. 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.)

Without Accommodation (Rs.)

With Accommodation (Rs.)


6,430.00 (Daily 247.00)

6,110.00 (Daily 235.00)


7,074.00 (Daily 272.00)

6,721.00 (Daily 259.00)


7,783.00 (Daily 299.00)

7,392.00 (Daily 284.00)

The State Government of Meghalaya also specifies the piece rates of wages for different categories of employees employed in Brick Manufactories. The categories are as under:

1. (a) Brick Moulding pugmill: Pathora, Mutphulia, Tubwaya, Mukkata, Boyel Hakka; (b)Lathgung

2. Loader of Bricks in Bhatta; Unloader of Bricks from Bhatta; Earth Cutter.

 The classification of employees is as follows:

i. Unskilled workers: Earth Cutter or Matikata, Paniwala, Boyal Hakka, Mukkata, Loader or Reza or Banki, Ticket Batta, Rubbishman, Mazdoor, Coalman, Meddhawa, Mutphulla or Jabwala, Tubwaya, Chowkidar or Night Guard or Darwan or Peon, Vanwala.

ii. Semi-skilled workers: Loading Mistry, Belder, Sajnder, Sorting Mistry, Sorter, Pathora.

iii. Skilled workers: Fireman, Lorry Driver, Munshi.

 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. 374/Stat/RW/67/179/96/LCS/JLC]


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