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:14th Jun, 2019

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 Nagaland

Effective from Date: 14th Jun, 2019 Updated As On: 19th Jul, 2019
Class of Employment Category Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled Shop Asstt. Helper 176.00 5280.00
Unskilled Weightman 176.00 5280.00
Unskilled Kolahari 176.00 5280.00
Unskilled Peon 176.00 5280.00
Unskilled Watchman 176.00 5280.00
Unskilled Any Other Category Of Unskilled Nature 176.00 5280.00
Semi-Skilled Clerk 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Cashier 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Asstt. Salesman 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Hair Dresser 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Bill Collector 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Godown Keeper 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Store Keeper 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Asstt. Manager 210.00 6300.00
Semi-Skilled Any Other Category Of Semi-Skilled Nature 210.00 6300.00
Skilled Grade-I Air Conditioned Plant Operator 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-I Laboratory Technician 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-I Radiographer 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-I Radio Mechanic 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-I Photo Artist 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-I Electrician 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-I Any Other Category Of Senior Grade Skilled Nature 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Manager 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Accountant 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Typist 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Salesman 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Pharmacist 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Compounder 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Nurse 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Asstt. Lab Technician 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Grinder 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Surfacer 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Photographer 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Bicycle Fitter 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Agent Purchaser 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Receptionist 235.00 7050.00
Skilled Grade-II Any Other Category Of Junior Grade Skilled Nature 235.00 7050.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Nagaland Minimum Wages Notification 1st June 2019.pdf

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