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)

Effective date:1st Jan, 2024

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


Latest Minimum Wages for Shops and Establishment in Maharashtra

Important Note: The Maharashtra Minimum Wages VDA Notification (Jan 2024)

Effective from Date: 1st Jan, 2024 Updated As On: 26th Feb, 2024
Class of Employment Zone Basic Per Month HRA Per Month VDA Per Month Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled Zone I 10021.00 654.45 3068.00 503.42 13089.00
Unskilled Zone II 9425.00 624.65 3068.00 480.50 12493.00
Unskilled Zone III 8828.00 594.80 3068.00 457.54 11896.00
Semi-skilled Zone I 10856.00 696.20 3068.00 535.54 13924.00
Semi-skilled Zone II 10260.00 666.40 3068.00 512.62 13328.00
Semi-skilled Zone III 9664.00 636.60 3068.00 489.69 12732.00
Skilled Zone I 11632.00 735.00 3068.00 565.38 14700.00
Skilled Zone II 11036.00 705.20 3068.00 542.46 14104.00
Skilled Zone III 10440.00 675.40 3068.00 519.54 13508.00
Security Guard - Security Services Pune 13266.00 2450.10 3068.00 628.23 16334.00
Head Guard - Security Services Pune 13366.00 2465.10 3068.00 632.08 16434.00
Security Supervisor - Security Services Pune 13866.00 2540.10 3068.00 651.31 16934.00
Assistant Security Officer - Security Services Pune 14366.00 2615.10 3068.00 670.54 17434.00
Security Officer - Security Services Pune 14866.00 2690.10 3068.00 689.77 17934.00
Chief Security Officer - Security Services Pune 15266.00 2750.10 3068.00 705.15 18334.00
Security Guard/Lady Security Guard - Security Services Mumbai/Thane 13457.00 3305.00 3068.00 635.58 16525.00
Head Guard - Security Services Mumbai/Thane 13732.00 3360.00 3068.00 646.15 16800.00
Security Supervisor - Security Services Mumbai/Thane 14432.00 3500.00 3068.00 673.08 17500.00
Assistant Security Officer - Security Services Mumbai/Thane 14657.00 3545.00 3068.00 681.73 17725.00
Security Officer - Security Services Mumbai/Thane 15107.00 3635.00 3068.00 699.04 18175.00
Chief Security Officer - Security Services Mumbai/Thane 15557.00 3725.00 3068.00 716.35 18625.00

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