THE MINIMUM WAGES ACT, 1948 – Revision of minimum rates of wages 2


The following revision of minimum rates of wages as specified for the Schedule appended to this notification payable to each category of the employees specified in the corresponding entry thereof and employed in the employment in “TODDY TAPPING INCLUDING CONVEYANCE AND SELLING” included in Part-I of the Schedule to the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (Act XI of 1948) which it is proposed to be made in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 and sub-section (2) of section 5 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (Act XI of 1948), is hereby published for information of all the persons likely to be affected thereby as required under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 5 of the said Act.

2. Notice is hereby given that any objections or suggestions, in respect of the wages as proposed in the Schedule, which may be received within a period of two months from the date of publication of this notification in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette, will be considered by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

3. Objections or suggestions should be addressed to the Principal Secretary to Government, Labour, Employment, Training and Factories Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad through the Commissioner of Labour, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

SCHEDULE

NAME OF THE SCHEDULED EMPLOYMENT:

TODDY TAPPING INCLUDING CONVEYANCE AND SELLING

Sl.

No.

Name of the Category

Basic wage (in Rs.)

Cost of Living Allowance to be paid per each point of increase (in Rs.)

1

2

3

4

Zone-I

Zone-II

Zone-III

Zone-I

Zone-II

Zone-III

I

OFFICE & GENERAL CATEGORIES

1

Manager

7233

7066

6541

8.15

7.95

7.40

2

Accountant/Cashier

6376

6030

5851

7.20

6.80

6.60

3

Clerk/Computer Operator

5619

5340

5072

6.35

6.00

5.70

4

Chowkidar/Security Guard

5072

4793

4793

5.70

5.40

5.40

II

OTHER CATEGORIES

5

Tappers (15 Palmirah trees or coconut per day) (Skilled)

6376

6376

6376

7.20

7.20

7.20

6

Tappers (15 Palmirah trees or coconut per day) (Semi-Skilled)

6030

6030

6030

6.80

6.80

6.80

7

Supervisor/Tappers (30 date trees per day) (Skilled)

5851

5851

5851

6.60

6.60

6.60

8

Tappers (30 date trees per day) (Semi-Skilled)

5619

5619

5619

6.35

6.35

6.35

9

Seller / Cart driver / Other Miscellaneous Transport Worker

5619

5340

5072

6.35

6.00

5.70

10

Supplier and Deport Worker/ Bottle Cleaner and Filler / Helpers to tappers (upto 60 trees only) / Miscellaneous workers

5072

4793

4793

5.70

5.40

5.40

COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE

The minimum basic rates of wages fixed are linked to the Consumer Price Index Numbers for the Industrial workers at 884 points (Base Year 1982=100 series). The Commissioner of Labour shall notify the Cost of Living Allowance for every six months i.e. 1st April and 1st October. For this purpose, the average rise in the State Industrial Workers Consumer Price Index numbers for half year ending December and June respectively shall be taken into account. The details of calculation of Cost of Living Allowance for any rise in cost of Price Index over and above 884 points are specified at Col.No.4 against each category in schedule.

NOTE:-

1. Zone-I: Comprises of cities of over one lakh population and their peripheral area upto 10 Kms.

Zone-II: Comprises of Towns of 10,000 population and above upto 1 lakh and their peripheral area upto 10 Kms.

Zone-III: Comprises of all other areas.

2. If any of the categories employed in this employment are left out they should not be paid less than the minimum rates of wages fixed in the category of the workers, being the same and similar category of work in this employment.

3. Where piece-rate workers are employed, the remuneration paid to each of them for a normal working day shall not be less than the minimum wage fixed for a general workers being similar work, calculated on the basis of 8 hours a day.

4. To arrive at a daily rate, the monthly rate shall be divided by 26, which includes the rest day wages.

5. Where the nature of work is the same, no discrimination on payment of minimum rates of wages should be made in respect of male and female workers.

6. Where any category of employee is actually in receipt of higher rate of wages than those specified above shall continue to be paid such higher wages.

7. For categories in the employments of Security Services and Safai Karmacharis, the minimum wages fixed/revised in the respective employments shall be applicable.


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