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 May, 2022

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 (May 2022)

Effective from Date: 1st May, 2022 Updated As On: 4th Jul, 2022
Grade District Total Per Month Basic General Basic IT DA General DA IT Special Allowance Minimum Wages General Minimum Wages IT
Special Thiruvananthapuram 13464.00 9330.00 0.00 4134.00 0.00 200.00 13664.00 0.00
Grade A Thiruvananthapuram 13254.00 9120.00 21330.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 13454.00 23904.00
Grade B Thiruvananthapuram 13044.00 8910.00 19950.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 13244.00 22524.00
Grade C Thiruvananthapuram 12834.00 8700.00 18700.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 13034.00 21274.00
Grade D Thiruvananthapuram 12624.00 8490.00 17560.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 12824.00 20134.00
Grade E Thiruvananthapuram 12414.00 8280.00 16520.00 4134.00 2574.00 200.00 12614.00 19094.00
Grade F Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 18144.00
Grade G Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 17694.00
Grade H Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 16044.00
Grade I Thiruvananthapuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2574.00 0.00 0.00 15684.00
Special Kollam 13308.00 9330.00 0.00 3978.00 0.00 200.00 13508.00 0.00
Grade A Kollam 13098.00 9120.00 21330.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 13298.00 23748.00
Grade B Kollam 12888.00 8910.00 19950.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 13088.00 22368.00
Grade C Kollam 12678.00 8700.00 18700.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12878.00 21118.00
Grade D Kollam 12468.00 8490.00 17560.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12668.00 19978.00
Grade E Kollam 12258.00 8280.00 16520.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12458.00 18938.00
Grade F Kollam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 17988.00
Grade G Kollam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 17538.00
Grade H Kollam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 15888.00
Grade I Kollam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 15528.00
Special Punalur 13750.00 9330.00 0.00 4420.00 0.00 200.00 13950.00 0.00
Grade A Punalur 13540.00 9120.00 21330.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13740.00 24190.00
Grade B Punalur 13330.00 8910.00 19950.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13530.00 22810.00
Grade C Punalur 13120.00 8700.00 18700.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13320.00 21560.00
Grade D Punalur 12910.00 8490.00 17560.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 13110.00 20420.00
Grade E Punalur 12700.00 8280.00 16520.00 4420.00 2860.00 200.00 12900.00 19380.00
Grade F Punalur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 18430.00
Grade G Punalur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 17980.00
Grade H Punalur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 16330.00
Grade I Punalur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2860.00 0.00 0.00 15970.00
Special Pathanamthitta 13646.00 9330.00 0.00 4316.00 0.00 200.00 13846.00 0.00
Grade A Pathanamthitta 13436.00 9120.00 21330.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13636.00 24086.00
Grade B Pathanamthitta 13226.00 8910.00 19950.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13426.00 22706.00
Grade C Pathanamthitta 13016.00 8700.00 18700.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13216.00 21456.00
Grade D Pathanamthitta 12806.00 8490.00 17560.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 13006.00 20316.00
Grade E Pathanamthitta 12596.00 8280.00 16520.00 4316.00 2756.00 200.00 12796.00 19276.00
Grade F Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 18326.00
Grade G Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 17876.00
Grade H Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 16226.00
Grade I Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2756.00 0.00 0.00 15866.00
Special Alappuzha 13438.00 9330.00 0.00 4108.00 0.00 200.00 13638.00 0.00
Grade A Alappuzha 13228.00 9120.00 21330.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 13428.00 23878.00
Grade B Alappuzha 13018.00 8910.00 19950.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 13218.00 22498.00
Grade C Alappuzha 12808.00 8700.00 18700.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 13008.00 21248.00
Grade D Alappuzha 12598.00 8490.00 17560.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 12798.00 20108.00
Grade E Alappuzha 12388.00 8280.00 16520.00 4108.00 2548.00 200.00 12588.00 19068.00
Grade F Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 18118.00
Grade G Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 17668.00
Grade H Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 16018.00
Grade I Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2548.00 0.00 0.00 15658.00
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 13802.00 9330.00 0.00 4472.00 0.00 200.00 14002.00 0.00
Grade A Mundakayam 13592.00 9120.00 21330.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13792.00 24242.00
Grade B Mundakayam 13382.00 8910.00 19950.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13582.00 22862.00
Grade C Mundakayam 13172.00 8700.00 18700.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13372.00 21612.00
Grade D Mundakayam 12962.00 8490.00 17560.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13162.00 20472.00
Grade E Mundakayam 12752.00 8280.00 16520.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 12952.00 19432.00
Grade F Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 18482.00
Grade G Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 18032.00
Grade H Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 16382.00
Grade I Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 16022.00
Special Idukki/Munnar 12710.00 9330.00 0.00 3380.00 0.00 200.00 12910.00 0.00
Grade A Idukki/Munnar 12500.00 9120.00 21330.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12700.00 23150.00
Grade B Idukki/Munnar 12290.00 8910.00 19950.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12490.00 21770.00
Grade C Idukki/Munnar 12080.00 8700.00 18700.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12280.00 20520.00
Grade D Idukki/Munnar 11870.00 8490.00 17560.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12070.00 19380.00
Grade E Idukki/Munnar 11660.00 8280.00 16520.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 11860.00 18340.00
Grade F Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 17390.00
Grade G Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 16940.00
Grade H Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 15290.00
Grade I Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 14930.00
Special Ernakulam 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Ernakulam 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Ernakulam 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Ernakulam 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Ernakulam 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Ernakulam 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Chalakkudy 13594.00 9330.00 0.00 4264.00 0.00 200.00 13794.00 0.00
Grade A Chalakkudy 13384.00 9120.00 21330.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 13584.00 24034.00
Grade B Chalakkudy 13174.00 8910.00 19950.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 13374.00 22654.00
Grade C Chalakkudy 12964.00 8700.00 18700.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 13164.00 21404.00
Grade D Chalakkudy 12754.00 8490.00 17560.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 12954.00 20264.00
Grade E Chalakkudy 12544.00 8280.00 16520.00 4264.00 2704.00 200.00 12744.00 19224.00
Grade F Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 18274.00
Grade G Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 17824.00
Grade H Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 16174.00
Grade I Chalakkudy 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2704.00 0.00 0.00 15814.00
Special Thrissur 12710.00 9330.00 0.00 3380.00 0.00 200.00 12910.00 0.00
Grade A Thrissur 12500.00 9120.00 21330.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12700.00 23150.00
Grade B Thrissur 12290.00 8910.00 19950.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12490.00 21770.00
Grade C Thrissur 12080.00 8700.00 18700.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12280.00 20520.00
Grade D Thrissur 11870.00 8490.00 17560.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 12070.00 19380.00
Grade E Thrissur 11660.00 8280.00 16520.00 3380.00 1820.00 200.00 11860.00 18340.00
Grade F Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 17390.00
Grade G Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 16940.00
Grade H Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 15290.00
Grade I Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1820.00 0.00 0.00 14930.00
Special Palakkad 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Palakkad 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Palakkad 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Palakkad 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Palakkad 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Palakkad 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17650.00
Grade G Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
Special Malappuram 12970.00 9330.00 0.00 3640.00 0.00 200.00 13170.00 0.00
Grade A Malappuram 12760.00 9120.00 21330.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12960.00 23410.00
Grade B Malappuram 12550.00 8910.00 19950.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12750.00 22030.00
Grade C Malappuram 12340.00 8700.00 18700.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12540.00 20780.00
Grade D Malappuram 12130.00 8490.00 17560.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12330.00 19640.00
Grade E Malappuram 11920.00 8280.00 16520.00 3640.00 2080.00 200.00 12120.00 18600.00
Grade F Malappuram 3640.00 0.00 15570.00 3640.00 2080.00 0.00 3640.00 17650.00
Grade G Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 17200.00
Grade H Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15550.00
Grade I Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2080.00 0.00 0.00 15190.00
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 12632.00 9330.00 0.00 3302.00 0.00 200.00 12832.00 0.00
Grade A Wayanad/Meppadi 12422.00 9120.00 21330.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 12622.00 23072.00
Grade B Wayanad/Meppadi 12212.00 8910.00 19950.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 12412.00 21692.00
Grade C Wayanad/Meppadi 12002.00 8700.00 18700.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 12202.00 20442.00
Grade D Wayanad/Meppadi 11792.00 8490.00 17560.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 11992.00 19302.00
Grade E Wayanad/Meppadi 11582.00 8280.00 16520.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 11782.00 18262.00
Grade F Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 17312.00
Grade G Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 16862.00
Grade H Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 15212.00
Grade I Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 14852.00
Special Kannur 13542.00 9330.00 0.00 4212.00 0.00 200.00 13742.00 0.00
Grade A Kannur 13332.00 9120.00 21330.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 13532.00 23982.00
Grade B Kannur 13122.00 8910.00 19950.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 13322.00 22602.00
Grade C Kannur 12912.00 8700.00 18700.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 13112.00 21352.00
Grade D Kannur 12702.00 8490.00 17560.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 12902.00 20212.00
Grade E Kannur 12492.00 8280.00 16520.00 4212.00 2652.00 200.00 12692.00 19172.00
Grade F Kannur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 18222.00
Grade G Kannur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 17772.00
Grade H Kannur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 16122.00
Grade I Kannur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2652.00 0.00 0.00 15762.00
Special Kasargod 13802.00 9330.00 0.00 4472.00 0.00 200.00 14002.00 0.00
Grade A Kasargod 13592.00 9120.00 21330.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13792.00 24242.00
Grade B Kasargod 13382.00 8910.00 19950.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13582.00 22862.00
Grade C Kasargod 13172.00 8700.00 18700.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13372.00 21612.00
Grade D Kasargod 12962.00 8490.00 17560.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 13162.00 20472.00
Grade E Kasargod 12752.00 8280.00 16520.00 4472.00 2912.00 200.00 12952.00 19432.00
Grade F Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 18482.00
Grade G Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 18032.00
Grade H Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 16382.00
Grade I Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2912.00 0.00 0.00 16022.00

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