15. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948:

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       Object: The Act provides for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments, which are included in the schedule.

       Applicability: It extends to the whole of India. The Act applies to the schedule employments for which minimum wages are fixed /revised. 

       Variable DA is fixed based on Consumer Price Index of the previous calendar year.  Karnataka State annual average of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for the calendar year 2005 is 2822, enhancing 119 points from last year (2004).  

       Minimum wages are fixed in Karnataka on the advice of the State Level Minimum Wages Advisory Board. This Advisory Board is consisting of the members of both employers and employees and also other experts. Commissioner of Labour is the Chairman of the Karnataka State Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

       Every employer shall pay the minimum wages for the scheduled employments under this Act. There is provision to fix hours of work, overtime and wages for overtime.

       The claim for non-payment or less payment of minimum wages notified by the Government of Karnataka shall be filed before the concerned jurisdictional Labour Officer.

Rules: 1. The Minimum Wages Rules, 1949 (Central Rules, 1950) – applies to whole of India.  

2. The Minimum Wages (Central   Advisory Board) Rules, 1949.  

3. The Karnataka Minimum Wages Rules, 1958 - applies to the whole State of Karnataka.

Registers to be maintained under Karnataka Rules:

i)         Muster roll-cum-Wages/salary Register in Form XXII

ii)       Overtime register in Form IX

iii)      Register of Fines, Deductions and Advances in Form I

iv)      Display of notice in form X

v)        Wage slip in Form VI to every employee.

 

Details of addition / fixation / revision effected under the Act:

 

Ž   So far 74 “employments” have been added to the schedule under the Act.

Ž   Out of 74, minimum rates of wages have been fixed / revised for 71 employments.

Ž   For the remaining 3 employments, the process is going on.

Constitution of the Karnataka State Minimum Wages Advisory Board:

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The Karnataka State Minimum Wages Advisory Board has been reconstituted vide Government Notification No. KAE 111 LMW 2007 dated 17-08-07 for a period of two years as per Section 7 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, with the following Members:

Independent Members

1

Commissioner of Labour,

Department of Labour, Bangalore

Chairman

2

Director or his permanent representative,  Finance and  Statistical Department, M S Building, Bangalore

Member

3

Prof. Rajashekar, Institue of Social and Economic Change, Nagarabhavi , Bangalore.

Member

4

Prof. Nagaraj, National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore.

Member

5

Sri. C A Patil, Advocate and Union leader,            10-105-48, Shrama nagar, Brhamapura, Gulbarga.

Member

Management  Representatives

1

President or his Permanent representative, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries, K.G.Road, Bangalore.

Member

2

President or his  Permanent representative, 

Karnataka Small Scale Industries  Association,  Kasiyanu,106, 17th Cross, Magadi Chord Road,

Vijayanagar, Bangalore-79.

Member

3

President or his  Permanent representative,

Karnataka Planters Association, Spenser Road,

P.B.No.18, Chikkamagalur.

Member

4

President or his Permanent representative, Karnataka Pradesh Hotel and restaurant Association, No.11, Kumara Park East, Bangalore.

Member

5

President or his  Permanent representative,

Mangalore Kashew Manufacturing Association, 205-208, Suprabath, Kapikkad, Bijay, Mangalore.

Member

6

Secretary,

Karnataka Beedi Manufacturing Association, Bharath Beedi Works, Bharathbag,

Kadhri, Mangalore.

Member

7

President or his Permanent representative, Karnataka Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Bangalore.

Member

8

President or his Permanent representative,

Mysor Chamber of Commerce & Industry,

Mysore.

Member

9

President or his Permanent representative,

National Institute of Personnel Management,

Karnataka Chapters, No.11, Infantry Road,

Bangaore-1.

Member

 

Workers Representatives:

 

1

Sri N N Adyantaiah, President, Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)

No. 26/1, 2nd Main, 11th Cross,  Vyalikaval, Bangalore-30.

Member

2

Sri M C Narasimhan, President, All India Trade Union Congress, No.6, Sirur Park Road, Sheshadripuram, Bangalore-20.

Member

3

Sri VGK Nair, Principal Secretary, Center  For Industrial Trade Union (CITU), No 20/1, Bangalore

Member

4

Sri K Puttaswamy, President, Karnataka state Hotel workers welfare Association, No 11, 4th Cross, 16th Main Road, J C Nagar, Bangalore-86.

Member

5

Sri Alampalli Venkataram, President, Bharatiya Majdoor Sangha (BMS) Subedhar Chatram Road, Bangalore-09.

Member

6

Sri. K C Shoukat Pasha, Secretary, Mysore Beedi Workers Association, Mysore

Member

7

Sri K L Ramakrishnarao, President, Agarbatti workers Union of karnataka, No.1, Park road, Bangaore-63.

Member

8

Sri Ramaiah, Organising secretary, Centre for Un-organised workers trade union, No. 210, Lakshminivas, Balaji layout, Byadarahalli, Vishwanidam post, Bangalore-91.

Member

9

Sri Ravi panditappa karalatti, President,

North karnataka weavers  welfare Association,

Bharat nagar, 3rd Cross, Shahapura, Belgaum.

Member

 

SCHEDULED EMPLOYMENTS  UNDER THE MINIMUM WAGES ACT, 1948, AND THE NOTIFIED CURRENT RATES OF MINIMUM WAGES

FROM 01-04-08 TO 31-03-09

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       A(For any further clarification & clearance of doubts, etc., in respect of the minimum rates of wages given here, please refer to the concerned original Notifications issued by the Government of Karnataka in this behalf)

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A (Wherever higher wages are being paid, the same wages should be continued irrespective of notified minimum rates of wages)

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Karnataka State annual average of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for the calendar year 2008

 

A Table : Comparative statement of Consumer Price Index in Karnataka from 1990 onwards

     1(a)

Employment in Agriculture: Agricultural works

1(b)

Employment in Agriculture: Soil Conservation

2

Aerated Water Manufacturing Industry

3

Agarabathi Industry

4

Areca nut (Supari)

5

Automobile Engineering (including servicing & repairing works)

6

Bakeries

7 (a)

Tobacco Industry: Beedi Making

7 (b)

Tobacco Industry: Tobacco Processing

8

Biscuit Manufacturing Industry

9

Brass Copper and Aluminium Utensils manufacturing industry

10

Bricks Industry

11 (a)

Wood Work including: Carpentry industry and Saw Mill Industry

11 (b)

Wood Work including: Match Works (match Box) Industry

11 (c)

Wood Work including: Plywood Industry

11 (d)

Wood Work including : Timber Depot

11 (e)

Wood Work including : Veneer Industry

12

Cardamom malais and cardamom Garden

13

Cashew Industry

14

Ceramics, Stoneware and Potters Works

15 (a)

Plantation Labour: Chincona, Rubber, Tea or coffee Plantations

15 (b)

Plantation Labour: Chincona, Rubber, Tea or Coffee Plantations (Non-staff)

16

Chemical Industry

17

Clubs

18

Coffee Curing Works

19

Confectionery Industry

20

Cotton Ginning & Pressing Manufacturing

21

Construction or Maintenance of Roads or Building Operations

22

Domestic workers

23 (a)

Electronics & Electroplating: Electronics

23 (b)

Electronics & Electroplating: Electroplating

24

Engineering Industry

25

Film Industry

26

Fishing, Fish curing, Fish peeling and frog legs exporting

27

Food processing, packing of food products (including coffee, tea and spices)

28

Forestry & Timbering Industry

29

Foundry (with or without machine shafts)

30

Glass & Glassware Industry

31

Granite Stones and Marbles Industry

32

Handloom & Powerloom (Cotton) Industry

33

Hospitals & Nursing Homes

34

Hostels

35

Hotel Industry

36

Ice factory & Cold Storage

37

Khandasari Sugar Factory

38

Laundry Industry

39

Manufacture of Liquor (Breweries), Distilleries including Bottling of Liquors

40

Manufacture of Ayurvedic & Allopathy medicine

41

Metal Rolling and Re-rolling (Ferrous) Industry

42

Metal Rolling and Re-rolling (Non-ferrous) Industry

43

Mini-Cement Plant Industry

44

Mosaic Tiles, Flooring Tiles or Glazing Tiles Manufacturing Industry

45

Oil Mills

46

Petrol and Diesel Oil Pumps Industry

47

Plastic, Poly plastic, Rubber and PVC Pipes Manufacturing Industry

48

Printing Industry

49

Private Finance Corporations & Chit Funds

50

Private Safai Karmachari

51

Procurement, Processing and Distribution of Milk

52

Public Motor Transport

53

Rice Flour or Dhal Mills

54

Rubber Products (including Foam and Coir Rubberised Products) Industry

55

Sales Representatives in Medicine Professionals Consumer Items and Service

56

“Security Agency” (industries where office staff appointed by such agency including security guards)

57 (a)

Sericulture

57 (b)

Sericulture

58

Shops & Commercial Establishments

59

Spinning Mills Industry

60

Spun Pipes, Concrete Pipes, Sanitary Fittings, PCC, RCS Poles and RCC Pipes manufacturing Industry

61

Steel Almirahs, Tables, Chairs and other Steel furniture Industry

62

Stone Breaking & Stone Crushing Industry

63

Tanneries and Leather Manufacturing

64

Tailoring Industry

65

Textile (Silk) Industry

66

Tile Industry

67

Toddy Tapping

68

Employment in Urban Local Bodies

69

Co-operative Societies

70

Pulp papers, paper, card board, straw board including news print

71

Employees working in T-shirts, Sweaters, banians, socks and miscellaneous (Hosiery), knitting and linking

72

Employment not covered in any of the Scheduled Employments

73

 Pulp papers, paper, card board, straw board including news print

74  Employees working in T-shirts
75  Mandakki Bhatti