Minimum Wages

Delhi Revised Minimum Wages for workers from 01.10.2018

Delhi Revised Minimum Wages for workers from 01.10.2018 – Delhi Revised Minimum Wages DA Revision for workers from 01st October 2018

The Labour Department – Government of NCT of Delhi Vide F.No. 12(142)/02/MW/VII/3064 dated 16.10.2018 has revised the DA for the clerical and Supervisory staff in all scheduled employments in Delhi as follows

Category Rates applicable w.e.f 05.08.2018 after the judgment of Hon’ble High Court dated 04.08.2018 Dearness Allowances(pm) w.e.f 01.10.2018 M.W Rates (in Rupees) w.e.f 01.10.2018
(Rupees) (Rupees) Per-Month Per-Day
Un-skilled 10270 104 10374 399
Semi-skilled 11362 104 11466 441
Skilled 12506 104 12610 485

In case there is shortfall in All India Consumer Price Index, as a result of which dearness allowance apparently decreases, in that case there shall be no impact on notified applicable minimum rates of wages for different category of workmen/employees.

The Amount of Dearness Allowance in fraction, if any, would be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

All workmen who are covered under The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 and Employees Provident Fund & Misc. Provisions Act, 1952 and the employers would continue to deposit employer’s contribution towards ESI and PF as per prescribed rates of contribution as per revised Minimum Wages.

Any Manufacturing process carried out in any factory as defined in Section 2(m) or Section 85 of the Factories Act,1948 other than those notified under Part – I or Part – II of the schedule of the Minimum Wages Act,1948.


The Main Objective of Minimum Wages is to provide for fixing the minimum rates of wages in certain employments.

It provides for fixing minimum wages in certain employments where labour is ignorant or less organised and is vulnerable to exploitation.

The Act provides for the fixation of a minimum time rate, a minimum piece rate, a guaranteed time rate, an overtime rate appropriate to different occupations and different classes of workers.

The employer is required to pay to every employee, engaged in a scheduled employment under him, wages at a rate not less than the minimum rate of wages notified for that class of employees without any deduction except as may be authorised.

Every employer is required to maintain registers and records giving particulars of employees, the work performed by them, the wages paid to them, the receipts given by them and any other required particulars.

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Source: Delhi Govt

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