Government of West Bengal fixes the minimum rates of wages in the employment of paper board and straw board

Jan 20, 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 paper board and straw board manufacturing industry. 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.)

Unskilled

8,349.00 (Daily 321.00)

7,306.00 (Daily 281.00)

Semi-skilled

9,185.00 (Daily 353.00)

8,036.00 (Daily 309.00)

Skilled

10,104.00 (Daily 389.00)

8,839.00 (Daily 340.00)

  The classification of employees is as follows:

(i) Unskilled workers: Machine boy, beater boy, maintenance cooly, drying cooly, packing man, field labour, calender boy, scale boy, strainer, Jabra helper, finishing helper, puller helper, transport cooly, sweeper, carrier, digester boy, boiler cooly, peon.

(ii) Semi-skilled workers: Machine helper, beater helper, calender helper, cutting helper, finishing helper, dryingman, finisher, digester helper, fitter helper, machineman helper, driver helper, boiler helper, Jabra, puller, electrician, durdwan.

(iii) Skilled workers: Machineman, beaterman, scaleman, maintenance mistry, calenderman, dutting man, driver, finishing cutter, mistry, boilerman, digester, refiner, fitter, clerk, typist.

 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. 341/Stat/2RW/35/94/LCS/JLC] 


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