Minimum Wage

As per the Indian Constitution, 'Minimum Wage' has been defined as the level of income for skilled and unskilled workers which ensures a sustaining standard of living while also providing for some measure of comfort. A minimum wage not just supports the bare level of employment, but also seeks for viable continuous improvement. It aims at preventing exploitation of labour.


Minimum Wages For States Across India

The states which impose minimum wages in India are listed below: (Click on the state name for more details)

Kerala
Effective date:1st Sep, 2022

Fixation and Revision of Minimum Wages

Under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State governments have dominion over fixing the wages. The State governments fix their scheduled employments and further release the rates of Minimum Wage along with the VDA (Variable Dearness Allowance). Wage boards are set up to review and fix minimum wages at specified intervals. The wage rates in scheduled employments differ across states, sectors, skills, regions, and occupations owing to a lot of differentiating factors. Hence, there is no single uniform minimum wage rate across the country and the revision cycle differs for each state.

Scope and Applicability

Minimum Wages Act was enforced to ensure that employers did not exploit employees with insufficient wages. The Act applies to all establishments, factories, places of business and industry types. Unscheduled industries are generally excluded, though a state can add a minimum wage for an occupation or specify it for a sector during a revision cycle.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Under-payment and non-payment of Minimum Wage are deemed an offence under the Central Act. The penalty may range from up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10,000 (under Section 22 of the Act).P

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Latest Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishment in Kerala

Important Note: The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (September 2022)

Effective from Date: 1st Sep, 2022 Updated As On: 22nd Nov, 2022
Grade District Total Per Month Basic General Basic IT DA General DA IT Special Allowance Minimum Wages General Minimum Wages IT
Special Thiruvananthapuram 13724.00 9330.00 0.00 4394.00 0.00 200.00 13924.00 0.00
Grade A Thiruvananthapuram 13514.00 9120.00 21330.00 4394.00 2834.00 200.00 13714.00 24164.00
Grade B Thiruvananthapuram 13304.00 8910.00 19950.00 4394.00 2834.00 200.00 13504.00 22784.00
Grade C Thiruvananthapuram 13094.00 8700.00 18700.00 4394.00 2834.00 200.00 13294.00 21534.00
Grade D Thiruvananthapuram 12884.00 8490.00 17560.00 4394.00 2834.00 200.00 13084.00 20394.00
Grade E Thiruvananthapuram 12674.00 8280.00 16520.00 4394.00 2834.00 200.00 12874.00 19354.00
Grade F Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2834.00 0.00 0.00 18404.00
Grade G Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2834.00 0.00 0.00 17954.00
Grade H Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2834.00 0.00 0.00 16304.00
Grade I Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2834.00 0.00 0.00 15944.00
Special Kollam 13256.00 9330.00 0.00 3926.00 0.00 200.00 13456.00 0.00
Grade A Kollam 13046.00 9120.00 21330.00 3926.00 2366.00 200.00 13246.00 23696.00
Grade B Kollam 12836.00 8910.00 19950.00 3926.00 2366.00 200.00 13036.00 22316.00
Grade C Kollam 12626.00 8700.00 18700.00 3926.00 2366.00 200.00 12826.00 21066.00
Grade D Kollam 12416.00 8490.00 17560.00 3926.00 2366.00 200.00 12616.00 19926.00
Grade E Kollam 12206.00 8280.00 16520.00 3926.00 2366.00 200.00 12406.00 18886.00
Grade F Kollam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2366.00 0.00 0.00 17936.00
Grade G Kollam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2366.00 0.00 0.00 17486.00
Grade H Kollam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2366.00 0.00 0.00 15836.00
Grade I Kollam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2366.00 0.00 0.00 15476.00
Special Punalur 13802.00 9330.00 0.00 4472.00 0.00 200.00 14002.00 0.00
Grade A Punalur 13592.00 9120.00 21330.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13792.00 24242.00
Grade B Punalur 13382.00 8910.00 19950.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13582.00 22862.00
Grade C Punalur 13172.00 8700.00 18700.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13372.00 21612.00
Grade D Punalur 12962.00 8490.00 17560.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13162.00 20472.00
Grade E Punalur 12752.00 8280.00 16520.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 12952.00 19432.00
Grade F Punalur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 18482.00
Grade G Punalur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 18032.00
Grade H Punalur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 16382.00
Grade I Punalur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 16022.00
Special Pathanamthitta 14166.00 9330.00 0.00 4836.00 0.00 200.00 14366.00 0.00
Grade A Pathanamthitta 13956.00 9120.00 21330.00 4836.00 3276.00 200.00 14156.00 24606.00
Grade B Pathanamthitta 13746.00 8910.00 19950.00 4836.00 3276.00 200.00 13946.00 23226.00
Grade C Pathanamthitta 13536.00 8700.00 18700.00 4836.00 3276.00 200.00 13736.00 21976.00
Grade D Pathanamthitta 13326.00 8490.00 17560.00 4836.00 3276.00 200.00 13526.00 20836.00
Grade E Pathanamthitta 13116.00 8280.00 16520.00 4836.00 3276.00 200.00 13316.00 19796.00
Grade F Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 3276.00 0.00 0.00 18846.00
Grade G Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 3276.00 0.00 0.00 18396.00
Grade H Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 3276.00 0.00 0.00 16746.00
Grade I Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 3276.00 0.00 0.00 16386.00
Special Alappuzha 13386.00 9330.00 0.00 4056.00 0.00 200.00 13586.00 0.00
Grade A Alappuzha 13176.00 9120.00 21330.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 13376.00 23826.00
Grade B Alappuzha 12966.00 8910.00 19950.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 13166.00 22446.00
Grade C Alappuzha 12756.00 8700.00 18700.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 12956.00 21196.00
Grade D Alappuzha 12546.00 8490.00 17560.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 12746.00 20056.00
Grade E Alappuzha 12336.00 8280.00 16520.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 12536.00 19016.00
Grade F Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 18066.00
Grade G Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 17616.00
Grade H Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 15966.00
Grade I Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 15606.00
Special Kottayam 13646.00 9330.00 0.00 4316.00 0.00 200.00 13846.00 0.00
Grade A Kottayam 13436.00 9120.00 21330.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13636.00 24086.00
Grade B Kottayam 13226.00 8910.00 19950.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13426.00 22706.00
Grade C Kottayam 13016.00 8700.00 18700.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13216.00 21456.00
Grade D Kottayam 12806.00 8490.00 17560.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13006.00 20316.00
Grade E Kottayam 12596.00 8280.00 16520.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 12796.00 19276.00
Grade F Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 18326.00
Grade G Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 17876.00
Grade H Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 16226.00
Grade I Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 15866.00
Special Mundakayam 13750.00 9330.00 0.00 4420.00 0.00 200.00 13950.00 0.00
Grade A Mundakayam 13540.00 9120.00 21330.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13740.00 24190.00
Grade B Mundakayam 13330.00 8910.00 19950.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13530.00 22810.00
Grade C Mundakayam 13120.00 8700.00 18700.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13320.00 21560.00
Grade D Mundakayam 12910.00 8490.00 17560.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13110.00 20420.00
Grade E Mundakayam 12700.00 8280.00 16520.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 12900.00 19380.00
Grade F Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 18430.00
Grade G Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 17980.00
Grade H Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 16330.00
Grade I Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 15970.00
Special Idukki/Munnar 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Idukki/Munnar 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Idukki/Munnar 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Idukki/Munnar 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Idukki/Munnar 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Idukki/Munnar 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Ernakulam 13074.00 9330.00 0.00 3744.00 0.00 200.00 13274.00 0.00
Grade A Ernakulam 12864.00 9120.00 21330.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 13064.00 23514.00
Grade B Ernakulam 12654.00 8910.00 19950.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12854.00 22134.00
Grade C Ernakulam 12444.00 8700.00 18700.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12644.00 20884.00
Grade D Ernakulam 12234.00 8490.00 17560.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12434.00 19744.00
Grade E Ernakulam 12024.00 8280.00 16520.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12224.00 18704.00
Grade F Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 17754.00
Grade G Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 17304.00
Grade H Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 15654.00
Grade I Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 15294.00
Special Chalakkudy 13906.00 9330.00 0.00 4576.00 0.00 200.00 14106.00 0.00
Grade A Chalakkudy 13696.00 9120.00 21330.00 4576.00 3016.00 200.00 13896.00 24346.00
Grade B Chalakkudy 13486.00 8910.00 19950.00 4576.00 3016.00 200.00 13686.00 22966.00
Grade C Chalakkudy 13276.00 8700.00 18700.00 4576.00 3016.00 200.00 13476.00 21716.00
Grade D Chalakkudy 13066.00 8490.00 17560.00 4576.00 3016.00 200.00 13266.00 20576.00
Grade E Chalakkudy 12856.00 8280.00 16520.00 4576.00 3016.00 200.00 13056.00 19536.00
Grade F Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 3016.00 0.00 0.00 18586.00
Grade G Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 3016.00 0.00 0.00 18136.00
Grade H Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 3016.00 0.00 0.00 16486.00
Grade I Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 3016.00 0.00 0.00 16126.00
Special Thrissur 12814.00 9330.00 0.00 3484.00 0.00 200.00 13014.00 0.00
Grade A Thrissur 12604.00 9120.00 21330.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12804.00 23254.00
Grade B Thrissur 12394.00 8910.00 19950.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12594.00 21874.00
Grade C Thrissur 12184.00 8700.00 18700.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12384.00 20624.00
Grade D Thrissur 11974.00 8490.00 17560.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12174.00 19484.00
Grade E Thrissur 11764.00 8280.00 16520.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 11964.00 18444.00
Grade F Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1924.00 0.00 0.00 17494.00
Grade G Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1924.00 0.00 0.00 17044.00
Grade H Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1924.00 0.00 0.00 15394.00
Grade I Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1924.00 0.00 0.00 15034.00
Special Palakkad 13100.00 9330.00 0.00 3770.00 0.00 200.00 13300.00 0.00
Grade A Palakkad 12890.00 9120.00 21330.00 3770.00 2210.00 200.00 13090.00 23540.00
Grade B Palakkad 12680.00 8910.00 19950.00 3770.00 2210.00 200.00 12880.00 22160.00
Grade C Palakkad 12470.00 8700.00 18700.00 3770.00 2210.00 200.00 12670.00 20910.00
Grade D Palakkad 12260.00 8490.00 17560.00 3770.00 2210.00 200.00 12460.00 19770.00
Grade E Palakkad 12050.00 8280.00 16520.00 3770.00 2210.00 200.00 12250.00 18730.00
Grade F Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2210.00 0.00 0.00 17780.00
Grade G Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2210.00 0.00 0.00 17330.00
Grade H Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2210.00 0.00 0.00 15680.00
Grade I Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2210.00 0.00 0.00 15320.00
Special Malappuram 12814.00 9330.00 0.00 3484.00 0.00 200.00 13014.00 0.00
Grade A Malappuram 12604.00 9120.00 21330.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12804.00 23254.00
Grade B Malappuram 12394.00 8910.00 19950.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12594.00 21874.00
Grade C Malappuram 12184.00 8700.00 18700.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12384.00 20624.00
Grade D Malappuram 11974.00 8490.00 17560.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 12174.00 19484.00
Grade E Malappuram 11764.00 8280.00 16520.00 3484.00 1924.00 200.00 11964.00 18444.00
Grade F Malappuram 3484.00 0.00 15570.00 3484.00 1924.00 0.00 3484.00 17494.00
Grade G Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1924.00 0.00 0.00 17044.00
Grade H Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1924.00 0.00 0.00 15394.00
Grade I Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1924.00 0.00 0.00 15034.00
Special Kozhikode 13230.00 9330.00 0.00 3900.00 0.00 200.00 13430.00 0.00
Grade A Kozhikode 13020.00 9120.00 21330.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13220.00 23670.00
Grade B Kozhikode 12810.00 8910.00 19950.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13010.00 22290.00
Grade C Kozhikode 12600.00 8700.00 18700.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12800.00 21040.00
Grade D Kozhikode 12390.00 8490.00 17560.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12590.00 19900.00
Grade E Kozhikode 12180.00 8280.00 16520.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12380.00 18860.00
Grade F Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17910.00
Grade G Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17460.00
Grade H Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15810.00
Grade I Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15450.00
Special Wayanad/Meppadi 12684.00 9330.00 0.00 3354.00 0.00 200.00 12884.00 0.00
Grade A Wayanad/Meppadi 12474.00 9120.00 21330.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12674.00 23124.00
Grade B Wayanad/Meppadi 12264.00 8910.00 19950.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12464.00 21744.00
Grade C Wayanad/Meppadi 12054.00 8700.00 18700.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12254.00 20494.00
Grade D Wayanad/Meppadi 11844.00 8490.00 17560.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 12044.00 19354.00
Grade E Wayanad/Meppadi 11634.00 8280.00 16520.00 3354.00 1794.00 200.00 11834.00 18314.00
Grade F Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 17364.00
Grade G Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 16914.00
Grade H Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 15264.00
Grade I Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1794.00 0.00 0.00 14904.00
Special Kannur 13490.00 9330.00 0.00 4160.00 0.00 200.00 13690.00 0.00
Grade A Kannur 13280.00 9120.00 21330.00 4160.00 2600.00 200.00 13480.00 23930.00
Grade B Kannur 13070.00 8910.00 19950.00 4160.00 2600.00 200.00 13270.00 22550.00
Grade C Kannur 12860.00 8700.00 18700.00 4160.00 2600.00 200.00 13060.00 21300.00
Grade D Kannur 12650.00 8490.00 17560.00 4160.00 2600.00 200.00 12850.00 20160.00
Grade E Kannur 12440.00 8280.00 16520.00 4160.00 2600.00 200.00 12640.00 19120.00
Grade F Kannur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2600.00 0.00 0.00 18170.00
Grade G Kannur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2600.00 0.00 0.00 17720.00
Grade H Kannur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2600.00 0.00 0.00 16070.00
Grade I Kannur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2600.00 0.00 0.00 15710.00
Special Kasargod 13594.00 9330.00 0.00 4264.00 0.00 200.00 13794.00 0.00
Grade A Kasargod 13384.00 9120.00 21330.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 13584.00 24034.00
Grade B Kasargod 13174.00 8910.00 19950.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 13374.00 22654.00
Grade C Kasargod 12964.00 8700.00 18700.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 13164.00 21404.00
Grade D Kasargod 12754.00 8490.00 17560.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 12954.00 20264.00
Grade E Kasargod 12544.00 8280.00 16520.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 12744.00 19224.00
Grade F Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 18274.00
Grade G Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 17824.00
Grade H Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 16174.00
Grade I Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 15814.00

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