MINIMUM WAGES ACT – GOLD COVERING AND GOLD COATING INDUSTRY


SCHEDULE

NAME OF THE SCHEDULED EMPLOYMENT:

GOLD COVERING AND GOLD COATING INDUSTRY

 

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

A

GENERAL CATEGORIES    

1

Accountant / Clerk / Typist / Computer Operator / Traveling Staff / Sales Promoters / Salesman  

 

6600

 

 

7.45

B

SKILLED CATEGORIES    

2

Gold Coating or Gold Covering Maistry / Welding Maistry / Gold Plating Maistry / Electro Plating / Sheet Machine Operator / Ornaments design presenting Maistry / Moulder / Wire drawing Maistry / Cutter / Wire Drawing Machine Operator  

 

6600

 

 

7.45

C

SEMI-SKILLED CATEGORIES    

3

Packers / Finishing Workers 6184

6.70

D

UNSKILLED CATEGORIES    

4

Helper/Assistant   Unskilled Maistry  /  Office  Boy  /  GeneralWorkers  5668  

6.10

E

PIECE RATE SYSTEM WAGES:    

5

Ornament  design  pressing  per

100 rings / articles

 

320

 

0.35

6

For  finishing  of  ornament  per

100 articles

 

237

 

0.25

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.   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.

2.   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 worker being similar work, calculated on the basis of 8 hours a day

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

4.   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.

5.   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.

6.   For categories in the employments of Security Services and Safai Karmacharis, Driver/Cleaner in Public Motor Transport, the minimum wages fixed/revised in the respective employments shall be applicable.

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