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 Jun, 2021

Fixation and Revision of Minimum Wages

Under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State government have dominion over fixing the wages. The State governments fix their own 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 the employers did not exploit employees with insufficient wages. The Act is applicable on all establishments, factories, place 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 is deemed as an offence under the Central Act. The penalty may range from upto 5 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10000/- (under Section 22 of the Act).

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Latest Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishment in Kerala

Important Note:  The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification June 2021

Effective from Date: 1st Jun, 2021 Updated As On: 13th Aug, 2021
Grade District Total Per Month Basic General Basic IT DA General DA IT Special Allowance Minimum Wages General Minimum Wages IT
Special Thiruvananthapuram 13074.00 9330.00 0.00 3744.00 0.00 200.00 13274.00 0.00
Grade A Thiruvananthapuram 12864.00 9120.00 21330.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 13064.00 23514.00
Grade B Thiruvananthapuram 12654.00 8910.00 19950.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12854.00 22134.00
Grade C Thiruvananthapuram 12444.00 8700.00 18700.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12644.00 20884.00
Grade D Thiruvananthapuram 12234.00 8490.00 17560.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12434.00 19744.00
Grade E Thiruvananthapuram 12024.00 8280.00 16520.00 3744.00 2184.00 200.00 12224.00 18704.00
Grade F Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 17754.00
Grade G Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 17304.00
Grade H Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 15654.00
Grade I Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2184.00 0.00 0.00 15294.00
Special Kollam 12710.00 9330.00 0.00 3380.00 0.00 200.00 12910.00 0.00
Grade A Kollam 12500.00 9120.00 21330.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12700.00 23150.00
Grade B Kollam 12290.00 8910.00 19950.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12490.00 21770.00
Grade C Kollam 12080.00 8700.00 18700.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12280.00 20520.00
Grade D Kollam 11870.00 8490.00 17560.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12070.00 19380.00
Grade E Kollam 11660.00 8280.00 16520.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 11860.00 18340.00
Grade F Kollam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 17390.00
Grade G Kollam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 16940.00
Grade H Kollam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 15290.00
Grade I Kollam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 14930.00
Special Punalur 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Punalur 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Punalur 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Punalur 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Punalur 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Punalur 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Punalur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Punalur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Punalur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Punalur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Pathanamthitta 13178.00 9330.00 0.00 3848.00 0.00 200.00 13378.00 0.00
Grade A Pathanamthitta 12968.00 9120.00 21330.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 13168.00 23618.00
Grade B Pathanamthitta 12758.00 8910.00 19950.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12958.00 22238.00
Grade C Pathanamthitta 12548.00 8700.00 18700.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12748.00 20988.00
Grade D Pathanamthitta 12338.00 8490.00 17560.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12538.00 19848.00
Grade E Pathanamthitta 12128.00 8280.00 16520.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12328.00 18808.00
Grade F Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17858.00
Grade G Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17408.00
Grade H Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15758.00
Grade I Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15398.00
Special Alappuzha 13282.00 9330.00 0.00 3952.00 0.00 200.00 13482.00 0.00
Grade A Alappuzha 13072.00 9120.00 21330.00 3952.00 2392.00 200.00 13272.00 23722.00
Grade B Alappuzha 12862.00 8910.00 19950.00 3952.00 2392.00 200.00 13062.00 22342.00
Grade C Alappuzha 12652.00 8700.00 18700.00 3952.00 2392.00 200.00 12852.00 21092.00
Grade D Alappuzha 12442.00 8490.00 17560.00 3952.00 2392.00 200.00 12642.00 19952.00
Grade E Alappuzha 12232.00 8280.00 16520.00 3952.00 2392.00 200.00 12432.00 18912.00
Grade F Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2392.00 0.00 0.00 17962.00
Grade G Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2392.00 0.00 0.00 17512.00
Grade H Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2392.00 0.00 0.00 15862.00
Grade I Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2392.00 0.00 0.00 15502.00
Special Kottayam 12996.00 9330.00 0.00 3666.00 0.00 200.00 13196.00 0.00
Grade A Kottayam 12786.00 9120.00 21330.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12986.00 23436.00
Grade B Kottayam 12576.00 8910.00 19950.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12776.00 22056.00
Grade C Kottayam 12366.00 8700.00 18700.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12566.00 20806.00
Grade D Kottayam 12156.00 8490.00 17560.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12356.00 19666.00
Grade E Kottayam 11946.00 8280.00 16520.00 3666.00 2106.00 200.00 12146.00 18626.00
Grade F Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 17676.00
Grade G Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 17226.00
Grade H Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 15576.00
Grade I Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2106.00 0.00 0.00 15216.00
Special Mundakayam 13178.00 9330.00 0.00 3848.00 0.00 200.00 13378.00 0.00
Grade A Mundakayam 12968.00 9120.00 21330.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 13168.00 23618.00
Grade B Mundakayam 12758.00 8910.00 19950.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12958.00 22238.00
Grade C Mundakayam 12548.00 8700.00 18700.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12748.00 20988.00
Grade D Mundakayam 12338.00 8490.00 17560.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12538.00 19848.00
Grade E Mundakayam 12128.00 8280.00 16520.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12328.00 18808.00
Grade F Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17858.00
Grade G Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17408.00
Grade H Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15758.00
Grade I Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15398.00
Special Idukki/Munnar 12164.00 9330.00 0.00 2834.00 0.00 200.00 12364.00 0.00
Grade A Idukki/Munnar 11954.00 9120.00 21330.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 12154.00 22604.00
Grade B Idukki/Munnar 11744.00 8910.00 19950.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11944.00 21224.00
Grade C Idukki/Munnar 11534.00 8700.00 18700.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11734.00 19974.00
Grade D Idukki/Munnar 11324.00 8490.00 17560.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11524.00 18834.00
Grade E Idukki/Munnar 11114.00 8280.00 16520.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11314.00 17794.00
Grade F Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 16844.00
Grade G Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 16394.00
Grade H Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 14744.00
Grade I Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 14384.00
Special Ernakulam 12476.00 9330.00 0.00 3146.00 0.00 200.00 12676.00 0.00
Grade A Ernakulam 12266.00 9120.00 21330.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 12466.00 22916.00
Grade B Ernakulam 12056.00 8910.00 19950.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 12256.00 21536.00
Grade C Ernakulam 11846.00 8700.00 18700.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 12046.00 20286.00
Grade D Ernakulam 11636.00 8490.00 17560.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 11836.00 19146.00
Grade E Ernakulam 11426.00 8280.00 16520.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 11626.00 18106.00
Grade F Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 17156.00
Grade G Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 16706.00
Grade H Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 15056.00
Grade I Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 14696.00
Special Chalakkudy 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Chalakkudy 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Chalakkudy 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Chalakkudy 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Chalakkudy 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Chalakkudy 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Thrissur 12320.00 9330.00 0.00 2990.00 0.00 200.00 12520.00 0.00
Grade A Thrissur 12110.00 9120.00 21330.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 12310.00 22760.00
Grade B Thrissur 11900.00 8910.00 19950.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 12100.00 21380.00
Grade C Thrissur 11690.00 8700.00 18700.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11890.00 20130.00
Grade D Thrissur 11480.00 8490.00 17560.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11680.00 18990.00
Grade E Thrissur 11270.00 8280.00 16520.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11470.00 17950.00
Grade F Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 17000.00
Grade G Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 16550.00
Grade H Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 14900.00
Grade I Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 14540.00
Special Palakkad 12320.00 9330.00 0.00 2990.00 0.00 200.00 12520.00 0.00
Grade A Palakkad 12110.00 9120.00 21330.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 12310.00 22760.00
Grade B Palakkad 11900.00 8910.00 19950.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 12100.00 21380.00
Grade C Palakkad 11690.00 8700.00 18700.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11890.00 20130.00
Grade D Palakkad 11480.00 8490.00 17560.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11680.00 18990.00
Grade E Palakkad 11270.00 8280.00 16520.00 2990.00 1430.00 200.00 11470.00 17950.00
Grade F Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 17000.00
Grade G Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 16550.00
Grade H Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 14900.00
Grade I Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1430.00 0.00 0.00 14540.00
Special Malappuram 12658.00 9330.00 0.00 3328.00 0.00 200.00 12858.00 0.00
Grade A Malappuram 12448.00 9120.00 21330.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12648.00 23098.00
Grade B Malappuram 12238.00 8910.00 19950.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12438.00 21718.00
Grade C Malappuram 12028.00 8700.00 18700.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12228.00 20468.00
Grade D Malappuram 11818.00 8490.00 17560.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 12018.00 19328.00
Grade E Malappuram 11608.00 8280.00 16520.00 3328.00 1768.00 200.00 11808.00 18288.00
Grade F Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 17338.00
Grade G Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 16888.00
Grade H Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 15238.00
Grade I Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1768.00 0.00 0.00 14878.00
Special Kozhikode 12866.00 9330.00 0.00 3536.00 0.00 200.00 13066.00 0.00
Grade A Kozhikode 12656.00 9120.00 21330.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12856.00 23306.00
Grade B Kozhikode 12446.00 8910.00 19950.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12646.00 21926.00
Grade C Kozhikode 12236.00 8700.00 18700.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12436.00 20676.00
Grade D Kozhikode 12026.00 8490.00 17560.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12226.00 19536.00
Grade E Kozhikode 11816.00 8280.00 16520.00 3536.00 1976.00 200.00 12016.00 18496.00
Grade F Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 17546.00
Grade G Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 17096.00
Grade H Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 15446.00
Grade I Kozhikode 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1976.00 0.00 0.00 15086.00
Special Wayanad/Meppadi 12216.00 9330.00 0.00 2886.00 0.00 200.00 12416.00 0.00
Grade A Wayanad/Meppadi 12006.00 9120.00 21330.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 12206.00 22656.00
Grade B Wayanad/Meppadi 11796.00 8910.00 19950.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11996.00 21276.00
Grade C Wayanad/Meppadi 11586.00 8700.00 18700.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11786.00 20026.00
Grade D Wayanad/Meppadi 11376.00 8490.00 17560.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11576.00 18886.00
Grade E Wayanad/Meppadi 11166.00 8280.00 16520.00 2886.00 1326.00 200.00 11366.00 17846.00
Grade F Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 16896.00
Grade G Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 16446.00
Grade H Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 14796.00
Grade I Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1326.00 0.00 0.00 14436.00
Special Kannur 13178.00 9330.00 0.00 3848.00 0.00 200.00 13378.00 0.00
Grade A Kannur 12968.00 9120.00 21330.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 13168.00 23618.00
Grade B Kannur 12758.00 8910.00 19950.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12958.00 22238.00
Grade C Kannur 12548.00 8700.00 18700.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12748.00 20988.00
Grade D Kannur 12338.00 8490.00 17560.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12538.00 19848.00
Grade E Kannur 12128.00 8280.00 16520.00 3848.00 2288.00 200.00 12328.00 18808.00
Grade F Kannur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17858.00
Grade G Kannur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 17408.00
Grade H Kannur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15758.00
Grade I Kannur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2288.00 0.00 0.00 15398.00
Special Kasargod 13386.00 9330.00 0.00 4056.00 0.00 200.00 13586.00 0.00
Grade A Kasargod 13176.00 9120.00 21330.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 13376.00 23826.00
Grade B Kasargod 12966.00 8910.00 19950.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 13166.00 22446.00
Grade C Kasargod 12756.00 8700.00 18700.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 12956.00 21196.00
Grade D Kasargod 12546.00 8490.00 17560.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 12746.00 20056.00
Grade E Kasargod 12336.00 8280.00 16520.00 4056.00 2496.00 200.00 12536.00 19016.00
Grade F Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 18066.00
Grade G Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 17616.00
Grade H Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 15966.00
Grade I Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2496.00 0.00 0.00 15606.00

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