Tamilnadu – Draft Revision of Minimum Rates of Wages for the Employment in Mat Weaving and Basket Making
Draft Notification regarding the Revision of Minimum Rates of Wages for the Employment in Mat Weaving and Basket Making under the Act.[G.O. (2D). No. 91, Labour and Employment (J1),8th October 2018.
No.II(2)/LE/952/2018.—The following draft of Notification, which is proposed to be issued in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 3 and sub-section (2) of Section 5 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (Central Act XI of 1948), is hereby published for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby, as required by clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 5 of the said Act.
2. Notice is hereby given that any objection or suggestion, which may be received from any person with respect thereto, on or before the 12th January, 2019 will be considered by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Objection or suggestion, if any, should be addressed to the Principal Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department, Secretariat, Chennai-600 009 through the Commissioner of Labour, DMS Campus, Chennai-600 006.
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 3 and sub-section (2) of Section 5 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (Central Act XI of 1948) and in supersession of the Labour and Employment Department Notification No.II(2)/LE/755/2014 published at pages 795 and 796 of Part II – Section 2 of the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette dated the 17th December 2014, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, hereby revises the minimum rates of wages payable to the category of employees in the employment in Mat Weaving and Basket Making in the State of Tamil Nadu as specified in column (2) of the Schedule below, as specified in the corresponding entries in column (3) thereof:-
Explanations.- (1) Dearness Allowance.- In addition to the minimum rates of basic wages fixed above,’the employees shall be paid dearness allowance as indicated below:-
(i) The dearness allowance is linked to the Average Chennai City Consumer Price Index for the year 2010, that is 161 points (with base 2001=100) and for every raise of one point over and above 161 points, an increase of Rs.35.80 (Rupees thirty five and paise eighty only) per month shall be paid as Dearness Allowance.
(ii) The Dearness Allowance shall be calculated every year on the first April on the basis of the average of the indices for the preceding twelve months, that is from January to December.
(iii) The first calculation shall thus be effective from the date of publication of this Notification in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette, based on the Average Chennai City Consumer Price Index of the previous year.
(2) Where the nature of work is the same, no distinction in the payment of wage shall be made between men and women employees.
(3) (i) To arrive at daily rates of wages, the monthly wages shall be divided by 26.
(ii) To arrive at monthly rates of wages, the daily wages shall be multiplied by 30.
(4) Wherever the existing wages ate higher than the minimum wages fixed herein, the same shall be continued to be paid.
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Source: TN Govt.