August 27th, 2016
In India, there are a variety of Central and State labour laws which govern the relationship between employee and employer. Many of us have faced or likely to face poor work environment at some point in our career.The issue can be related to salary, wages, working conditions, office politics ,sexual harassment and etc. Generally, if we face any issues with our employer the advice was given is to change the job as very few have courage or resources to taken on their employer and fight for their rights.
Both center and state labour laws prescribe a minimum wage to be paid basing on the variety of work. These laws are known as “Minimum Wages Act, 1948”., the objective of this act is “To provide for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments “. As per the minimum wage acts, Rs.137 per day is the minimum wage in India. For the complete list of minimum wages under central sphere visit Chief Labour Commissioner Central.
Currently, the number of scheduled employments in the Central sphere is 45 whereas in the States sphere the number is 1650 (when all states are counted). With effect from November 2009, the National Floor Level of Minimum Wage has been increased to Rs 137 to Rs 100 per day. From July 1, 2015, the National Floor Level of Minimum Wage has been raised to Rs 160 per day.Since the respective state governments have been empowered to independently fix minimum wages, disparities between wages in neighboring states are common.