West Bengal fixes minimum rates of wages for Clinical Establishments

Jan 10, 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 Clinical Establishments Including Pathological Laboratories and Diagonistic Centres. 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)


9,185.00 (Daily 353.00)

8,035.00 (Daily 309.00)


10,104.00 (Daily 389.00)

8,840.00 (Daily 340.00)

Highly Skilled

11,113.00 (Daily 427.00)

9,725.00 (Daily 374.00)

 The classification of employees is as follows:

(i) Unskilled workers: Helper, Cleaner, Ward Boy, Ward Assistant, Ayah, Attendant Durwan, Peon, Security Guard, Housekeeping Assistant, Office Bearer, Canteen Boy, Sweeper.

(ii) Semi-skilled workers: Lab Assistant, Blood Collector, Male Nursing Attendant, Male Medical Attendant, Trained Ayah, Receptionist, Assistant Cook, Typist.

(iii) Skilled workers: Nurse, O.T. Assistant, Technician, X-Ray Technicians, C.T. Scan Technician, MRI Technician, Laboratory Technician, Dental Technician, Medical Record Keeper, Supervisor, Clerk, Cashier, Accountant, Cook.

(iv) Highly Skilled Workers: Senior Nurse, Pathologist, Matron, Dietician, Biochemist, Radiologist.

 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. 312/725/State/2RW/51/2016/LCS/JLC]



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