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Fixation And Revision Of Minimum wages - Minimum Wages Act, 1948

   Posted On :  15.05.2018 04:04 am

The responsibility for fixing the minimum rates of wages is that of the appropriate Government. Section3 provides that the appropriate Government

Fixation And Revision Of Minimum Awages
 
 
Fixation and revision of minimum wags could be studied under the following three heads.

1. Fixation of minimum wages, how it is done and to whom it is Applicable (Section3).
 
2. Contents of minimum wages (Section 4).

3. Procedure for fixing and revising minimum wages (Section 5). Sections 3,4 and 5 are said to be the operative sections under the Minimum Wages Act.
 
 

Fixation Of Minimum Wages [Section 3]:

 
 
The responsibility for fixing the minimum rates of wages is that of the appropriate Government. Section3 provides that the appropriate Government

1. Shall fix the minimum rates of wages payable to employees employed in an employment specified in Part I or Part II of the Schedule to the Act and in an employment added to either part by notification in the official Gazette [Sec.3 (1)(a)].
 
2. May, in respect of employees employed in an employment specified in Part II of the Schedule, instead of fixing minimum rates of wages for the whole State, fix such rates for a part of the State or for any specified class or classes of such employment in the whole State or part thereof [Provision to Sec. 3(1)(a)].
 
3. Shall review at such intervals not exceeding five years, the minimum rates of wages so fixed and revise the minimum rates, if necessary [Sec.3 (1)(b)].
 

Procedure For Fixing And Revising Minimum Wages (Sec.5)

 

In fixing minimum rates of wages in respect of any scheduled employment for the first time or in revising minimum rates of wages so fixed, the appropriate government shall follow either of the following methods:
 
1. It shall appoint as many committees and sub-committees as it considers necessary to hold enquiries and advises it in respect of such fixation or revision, as the case may be: or

2. It shall, by notification in the official Gazette, publish its proposals, for the information on persons likely to be affected theory and specify a date, not less than two months from the date of the notifications on which the proposals will be taken into consideration [Sec.5 (1)].

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