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 Apr, 2020

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).


Latest Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishment in Tripura

Important Note: The notification mentioned effective from 1st April 2019, whereas there is already a notification declared last year 2019 with effective dated 1st April 2019. Based on the changes in the VDA amount it can be inferred that the notification is effective 1st April 2020. There is a possibility of typo error in the notification.

Effective from Date: 1st Apr, 2020 Updated As On: 2nd Jun, 2020
Class of Employment Category Basic Per Month VDA Per Month Total Per Month
Unskilled Soap And Candle 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Unskilled Umbrella Sale 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Unskilled Leather 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Unskilled Bakery 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Unskilled Contractor Farm 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Unskilled Audit Farm 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Unskilled Wholesale Shop/Dealer Of All Commodities 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Unskilled Other Work Of Similar Nature 5385.00 534.47 5919.00
Semi-skilled Brassware/ Tinker Smith 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Tyre Retreading 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Furniture 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Musical Instruments 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Grocery 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Optical 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Photographer 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Hair Cutting 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Sugar Cake (Batasa) Manufacturing 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Printing Of Shares 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Electrical Goods 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Scientific Goods 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Fire Wood Shops 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled News Paper Dealer 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Dry Fish 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Aluminium 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Grocery 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Semi-skilled Textile And Cloth Shop 5908.00 586.56 6495.00
Skilled Trunk And Steel Factory 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Rickshaw And Bicycle Parts Shops 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Filter Manufacturing 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Bedding 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Tailoring 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Shoe 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Radio And Accessories 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Dry Cleaner 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Jewellery And Goldsmith 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Watch Repairer 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Agriculture Implements 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Pharmacy 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Bookstall And Paper 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Hardware 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Motor Sprats 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Ration Shops/Fair Price 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Cooperative Stores 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Yarn Merchants 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Wine Shops 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Trading Commission And Agent 6607.00 656.17 7263.00
Skilled Transport Agency 6607.00 656.17 7263.00

Download Latest Notification(s) Here

The Tripura Minimum Wages Notification 1st April 2020.pdf

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