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 Nov, 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 (Nov 2021)

Effective from Date: 1st Nov, 2021 Updated As On: 13th Jan, 2022
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 12762.00 9330.00 0.00 3432.00 0.00 200.00 12962.00 0.00
Grade A Kollam 12552.00 9120.00 21330.00 3432.00 1872.00 200.00 12752.00 23202.00
Grade B Kollam 12342.00 8910.00 19950.00 3432.00 1872.00 200.00 12542.00 21822.00
Grade C Kollam 12132.00 8700.00 18700.00 3432.00 1872.00 200.00 12332.00 20572.00
Grade D Kollam 11922.00 8490.00 17560.00 3432.00 1872.00 200.00 12122.00 19432.00
Grade E Kollam 11712.00 8280.00 16520.00 3432.00 1872.00 200.00 11912.00 18392.00
Grade F Kollam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1872.00 0.00 0.00 17442.00
Grade G Kollam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1872.00 0.00 0.00 16992.00
Grade H Kollam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1872.00 0.00 0.00 15342.00
Grade I Kollam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1872.00 0.00 0.00 14982.00
Special Punalur 13126.00 9330.00 0.00 3796.00 0.00 200.00 13326.00 0.00
Grade A Punalur 12916.00 9120.00 21330.00 3796.00 2236.00 200.00 13116.00 23566.00
Grade B Punalur 12706.00 8910.00 19950.00 3796.00 2236.00 200.00 12906.00 22186.00
Grade C Punalur 12496.00 8700.00 18700.00 3796.00 2236.00 200.00 12696.00 20936.00
Grade D Punalur 12286.00 8490.00 17560.00 3796.00 2236.00 200.00 12486.00 19796.00
Grade E Punalur 12076.00 8280.00 16520.00 3796.00 2236.00 200.00 12276.00 18756.00
Grade F Punalur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2236.00 0.00 0.00 17806.00
Grade G Punalur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2236.00 0.00 0.00 17356.00
Grade H Punalur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2236.00 0.00 0.00 15706.00
Grade I Punalur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2236.00 0.00 0.00 15346.00
Special Pathanamthitta 13334.00 9330.00 0.00 4004.00 0.00 200.00 13534.00 0.00
Grade A Pathanamthitta 13124.00 9120.00 21330.00 4004.00 2444.00 200.00 13324.00 23774.00
Grade B Pathanamthitta 12914.00 8910.00 19950.00 4004.00 2444.00 200.00 13114.00 22394.00
Grade C Pathanamthitta 12704.00 8700.00 18700.00 4004.00 2444.00 200.00 12904.00 21144.00
Grade D Pathanamthitta 12494.00 8490.00 17560.00 4004.00 2444.00 200.00 12694.00 20004.00
Grade E Pathanamthitta 12284.00 8280.00 16520.00 4004.00 2444.00 200.00 12484.00 18964.00
Grade F Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2444.00 0.00 0.00 18014.00
Grade G Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2444.00 0.00 0.00 17564.00
Grade H Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2444.00 0.00 0.00 15914.00
Grade I Pathanamthitta 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2444.00 0.00 0.00 15554.00
Special Alappuzha 13230.00 9330.00 0.00 3900.00 0.00 200.00 13430.00 0.00
Grade A Alappuzha 13020.00 9120.00 21330.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13220.00 23670.00
Grade B Alappuzha 12810.00 8910.00 19950.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13010.00 22290.00
Grade C Alappuzha 12600.00 8700.00 18700.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12800.00 21040.00
Grade D Alappuzha 12390.00 8490.00 17560.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12590.00 19900.00
Grade E Alappuzha 12180.00 8280.00 16520.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12380.00 18860.00
Grade F Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17910.00
Grade G Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17460.00
Grade H Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15810.00
Grade I Alappuzha 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15450.00
Special Kottayam 13152.00 9330.00 0.00 3822.00 0.00 200.00 13352.00 0.00
Grade A Kottayam 12942.00 9120.00 21330.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 13142.00 23592.00
Grade B Kottayam 12732.00 8910.00 19950.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12932.00 22212.00
Grade C Kottayam 12522.00 8700.00 18700.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12722.00 20962.00
Grade D Kottayam 12312.00 8490.00 17560.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12512.00 19822.00
Grade E Kottayam 12102.00 8280.00 16520.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12302.00 18782.00
Grade F Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 17832.00
Grade G Kottayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 17382.00
Grade H Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 15732.00
Grade I Kottayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 15372.00
Special Mundakayam 13308.00 9330.00 0.00 3978.00 0.00 200.00 13508.00 0.00
Grade A Mundakayam 13098.00 9120.00 21330.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 13298.00 23748.00
Grade B Mundakayam 12888.00 8910.00 19950.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 13088.00 22368.00
Grade C Mundakayam 12678.00 8700.00 18700.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12878.00 21118.00
Grade D Mundakayam 12468.00 8490.00 17560.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12668.00 19978.00
Grade E Mundakayam 12258.00 8280.00 16520.00 3978.00 2418.00 200.00 12458.00 18938.00
Grade F Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 17988.00
Grade G Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 17538.00
Grade H Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 15888.00
Grade I Mundakayam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2418.00 0.00 0.00 15528.00
Special Idukki/Munnar 12424.00 9330.00 0.00 3094.00 0.00 200.00 12624.00 0.00
Grade A Idukki/Munnar 12214.00 9120.00 21330.00 3094.00 1534.00 200.00 12414.00 22864.00
Grade B Idukki/Munnar 12004.00 8910.00 19950.00 3094.00 1534.00 200.00 12204.00 21484.00
Grade C Idukki/Munnar 11794.00 8700.00 18700.00 3094.00 1534.00 200.00 11994.00 20234.00
Grade D Idukki/Munnar 11584.00 8490.00 17560.00 3094.00 1534.00 200.00 11784.00 19094.00
Grade E Idukki/Munnar 11374.00 8280.00 16520.00 3094.00 1534.00 200.00 11574.00 18054.00
Grade F Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1534.00 0.00 0.00 17104.00
Grade G Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1534.00 0.00 0.00 16654.00
Grade H Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1534.00 0.00 0.00 15004.00
Grade I Idukki/Munnar 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1534.00 0.00 0.00 14644.00
Special Ernakulam 12632.00 9330.00 0.00 3302.00 0.00 200.00 12832.00 0.00
Grade A Ernakulam 12422.00 9120.00 21330.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 12622.00 23072.00
Grade B Ernakulam 12212.00 8910.00 19950.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 12412.00 21692.00
Grade C Ernakulam 12002.00 8700.00 18700.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 12202.00 20442.00
Grade D Ernakulam 11792.00 8490.00 17560.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 11992.00 19302.00
Grade E Ernakulam 11582.00 8280.00 16520.00 3302.00 1742.00 200.00 11782.00 18262.00
Grade F Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 17312.00
Grade G Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 16862.00
Grade H Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 15212.00
Grade I Ernakulam 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1742.00 0.00 0.00 14852.00
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 12476.00 9330.00 0.00 3146.00 0.00 200.00 12676.00 0.00
Grade A Thrissur 12266.00 9120.00 21330.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 12466.00 22916.00
Grade B Thrissur 12056.00 8910.00 19950.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 12256.00 21536.00
Grade C Thrissur 11846.00 8700.00 18700.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 12046.00 20286.00
Grade D Thrissur 11636.00 8490.00 17560.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 11836.00 19146.00
Grade E Thrissur 11426.00 8280.00 16520.00 3146.00 1586.00 200.00 11626.00 18106.00
Grade F Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 17156.00
Grade G Thrissur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 16706.00
Grade H Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 15056.00
Grade I Thrissur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1586.00 0.00 0.00 14696.00
Special Palakkad 12554.00 9330.00 0.00 3224.00 0.00 200.00 12754.00 0.00
Grade A Palakkad 12344.00 9120.00 21330.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 12544.00 22994.00
Grade B Palakkad 12134.00 8910.00 19950.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 12334.00 21614.00
Grade C Palakkad 11924.00 8700.00 18700.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 12124.00 20364.00
Grade D Palakkad 11714.00 8490.00 17560.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 11914.00 19224.00
Grade E Palakkad 11504.00 8280.00 16520.00 3224.00 1664.00 200.00 11704.00 18184.00
Grade F Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1664.00 0.00 0.00 17234.00
Grade G Palakkad 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1664.00 0.00 0.00 16784.00
Grade H Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1664.00 0.00 0.00 15134.00
Grade I Palakkad 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1664.00 0.00 0.00 14774.00
Special Malappuram 12450.00 9330.00 0.00 3120.00 0.00 200.00 12650.00 0.00
Grade A Malappuram 12240.00 9120.00 21330.00 3120.00 1560.00 200.00 12440.00 22890.00
Grade B Malappuram 12030.00 8910.00 19950.00 3120.00 1560.00 200.00 12230.00 21510.00
Grade C Malappuram 11820.00 8700.00 18700.00 3120.00 1560.00 200.00 12020.00 20260.00
Grade D Malappuram 11610.00 8490.00 17560.00 3120.00 1560.00 200.00 11810.00 19120.00
Grade E Malappuram 11400.00 8280.00 16520.00 3120.00 1560.00 200.00 11600.00 18080.00
Grade F Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1560.00 0.00 0.00 17130.00
Grade G Malappuram 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1560.00 0.00 0.00 16680.00
Grade H Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1560.00 0.00 0.00 15030.00
Grade I Malappuram 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1560.00 0.00 0.00 14670.00
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 12164.00 9330.00 0.00 2834.00 0.00 200.00 12364.00 0.00
Grade A Wayanad/Meppadi 11954.00 9120.00 21330.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 12154.00 22604.00
Grade B Wayanad/Meppadi 11744.00 8910.00 19950.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11944.00 21224.00
Grade C Wayanad/Meppadi 11534.00 8700.00 18700.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11734.00 19974.00
Grade D Wayanad/Meppadi 11324.00 8490.00 17560.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11524.00 18834.00
Grade E Wayanad/Meppadi 11114.00 8280.00 16520.00 2834.00 1274.00 200.00 11314.00 17794.00
Grade F Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 16844.00
Grade G Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 16394.00
Grade H Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 14744.00
Grade I Wayanad/Meppadi 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 1274.00 0.00 0.00 14384.00
Special Kannur 13230.00 9330.00 0.00 3900.00 0.00 200.00 13430.00 0.00
Grade A Kannur 13020.00 9120.00 21330.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13220.00 23670.00
Grade B Kannur 12810.00 8910.00 19950.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 13010.00 22290.00
Grade C Kannur 12600.00 8700.00 18700.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12800.00 21040.00
Grade D Kannur 12390.00 8490.00 17560.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12590.00 19900.00
Grade E Kannur 12180.00 8280.00 16520.00 3900.00 2340.00 200.00 12380.00 18860.00
Grade F Kannur 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17910.00
Grade G Kannur 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 17460.00
Grade H Kannur 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15810.00
Grade I Kannur 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2340.00 0.00 0.00 15450.00
Special Kasargod 13152.00 9330.00 0.00 3822.00 0.00 200.00 13352.00 0.00
Grade A Kasargod 12942.00 9120.00 21330.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 13142.00 23592.00
Grade B Kasargod 12732.00 8910.00 19950.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12932.00 22212.00
Grade C Kasargod 12522.00 8700.00 18700.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12722.00 20962.00
Grade D Kasargod 12312.00 8490.00 17560.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12512.00 19822.00
Grade E Kasargod 12102.00 8280.00 16520.00 3822.00 2262.00 200.00 12302.00 18782.00
Grade F Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15570.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 17832.00
Grade G Kasargod 0.00 0.00 15120.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 17382.00
Grade H Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13470.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 15732.00
Grade I Kasargod 0.00 0.00 13110.00 0.00 2262.00 0.00 0.00 15372.00

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