Maharashtra Government proposes to revise the minimum rates of wages for employees employed in any industry of Manufacturing Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

Feb 12, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Labour Compliance

The State Government of Maharashtra on February 11, 2020, has proposed to revise the minimum rates of wages payable to the employees employed in the scheduled employment, viz “Employment in any industry Manufacturing Drugs and Pharmaceuticals”.

Serial No.

Class of Employees

Minimum rates of wages (per month basic rates in rupees)






Zone I

Zone II

Zone III
















 Zone I: It will comprise of the areas falling within the limits of all Municipal Corporations areas, Cantonment areas and Industrial areas within 20 kilometers radius from all Municipal Corporations limits;

 Zone II: It will comprise of the areas falling within the limits of all “A”, “B” and “C” Grade Municipal Councils and Industrial areas within 20 Kilometers radius from all Municipal Councils limits;

 Zone III: It will comprise of the all other areas in the state not included in Zone-I and Zone-II.

 A skilled employee is one who is capable of working efficiently, of exercising considerable independent judgment and of discharging his duties responsibly.

 A semi-skilled employee is one who does work generally of a well-defined routine nature wherein the major requirement is not so much of the judgment, skills and dexterity, but of proper discharge of duties assigned to him for a relatively narrow job and important decisions are made by others. his work is, thus, limited to the performance of routine operation of limited scope;

 An unskilled employee is one who does operations that involve the performance of simple duties which require exercise of little or no independent judgment or previous experience, although, a familiarity with the occupational environment is necessary.

The draft will be taken into consideration by the Government of Maharashtra, after the expiry of two months from the date of publication of this notification in the Maharashtra Government Gazette (February 11, 2020). The representation may be send to  the Commissioner of Labour, at ‘Kamgar Bhavan’, C-20, ‘E’ Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400 051.

[Notification No. KVA-2019/CR-65/LAB-7]


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