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
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)].
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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