Increase in Minimum Wages – Chart w.e.f 19.01.2017 (Center Govt)

By | March 20, 2017
(Last Updated On: March 20, 2017)

Increase in Minimum Wages

Under the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employments under their respective  jurisdictions. The Central Government has notified the revision of minimum wages for the scheduled employments in the Central sphere on 19.01.2017. The increase inminimumwages for scheduled employment under the Central sphere w.e.f. 19.01.2017 as shown in the table below:- 

 [ read Notification -Revised minimum Wages -Notification by Govt w.e.f 19.01.2017

 (Wages in Rs. per day) w .e f. 19.01.2017

Scheduled EmploymentCategory of WorkersArea AArea BArea C


Semi-skilled/Unskilled Supervisory259364239335219307
Sweeping and CleaningUnskilled374523312437250350
Watch and WardWithout Arms ( Upgraded to skilled with training)414637353579293494
With Arms( Upgraded to highly skilled for supervision)456693414637353579
Loading & UnloadingUnskilled374523312437250350


Semi-skilled/Unskilled Supervisory414579353494293410
Workers engaged in Stone Mines for Stone Breaking and Stone Crushing1.Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead/1.5 meters lift:*
(a) Soft Soil252.00351
(b) Soft Soil with Rock380.00531
(c) Rock503.00703
2. Removal and Staking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/1.5 metreslift*203.00283
3. Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the stone size of category**
(a) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inches1553.002171
(b) Above 1.5 Inches to 3.0 Inches1329.001857
(c) Above 3.0 Inches to 5 Inches778.001088
(d) Above 5.0 Inches639.00893


Non – Coal Mines

 Above GroundBelow Ground
Semi-skilled/Unskilled Supervisory312437374523

*Per 2.831 cubic meters or 100 cubic feet

** Per truck load of 5.662 cubic meters or 200 cubic feet

This information was given by Shri BandaruDattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment,in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.


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