Minimum Wages in West Bengal 2021-From January to June 2021

Minimum Wages in West Bengal 2021-From January to June 2021

Minimum Wages in West Bengal 2021

Minimum Wages in West Bengal from January 2021

Minimum Wages in West Bengal: The Labour Department, Govt. of West Bengal has fixed the Minimum Wages in West Bengal 2021 for the different class of employees vide Circular dated 31.12.2020. The Labour department has published the Minimum Wages in West Bengal for 73 scheduled employments effective from January 2021 to June 2021.

The West Bengal Labour Department fixes the Minimum Wages in West Bengal for various class of employments twice every year effective from January to June and July to December.

In this post, I will discuss 5 most important employments’ minimum wages in West Bengal from January 2021 to June 2021.

  1. 1.Minimum Wages in West Bengal 2021- Security Services;
  2. 2.Minimum Wages in West Bengal from January 2021- Manufacturing Sectors/ Factories;
  3. 3.Minimum Wages in West Bengal 2021- Construction & Maint. of roads or Buildings;
  4. 4.Minimum Wages in West Bengal January 2021 – Hotels & Restaurants including Guest houses containing less than 20 workers;
  5. 5.Minimum Wages in West Bengal January 2021-Bought Tea Leaf Factories;

You may check the below synopsis of West Bengal Government Labour Department Minimum Wages w.e.f. January 2021

1.Minimum Wages in West Bengal from January 2021:Security Services

Security Services Minimum Wages West in Bengal from January 2021

Vide Circular No-204/Stat/2RW/76/266/LCS/JLC Dated 31.12.2020, the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal has fixed the minimum wages in West Bengal 2021 for Security Services from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Now, let’s see the monthly and daily minimum wages rates applicable from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021:

Employees CategoryMonthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Monthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Daily Rates of Wages Daily Rates of Wages
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Unskilled8,7807,691338296
Semi-Skilled9,6588,458371325
Skilled10,6249,304409358

You may download the latest circular below:

The classification of employees has been done as follows:

  • Unskilled workers- Security Guard, Watchman, Darwan;
  • Semi-Skilled workers- Unskilled Supervisor;
  • Skilled workers- Gunman, Guard with firearms, Field Supervisor, Marketing personnel, Clerk, Accountant, Cashier.

Areas under Zone A: (i)Areas notified under Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), (ii)Asansol Municipal Corporation, (iii)Durgapur Municipal Corporation, (iv)Siliguri Municipal Corporation, (v)Digha-Shankarpur Development Authority, (vi)Thermal Power plant areas including Township areas,

(vii)All the Municipal areas under different Districts, (viii)All the Sub-divisions in the District of Howrah, Hoogly, Burdwan and 24 Parganas(N)(excluding Barasat and Bashirhat), (ix)Alipur Sub-Division and Baruipur Sub-division in the District Of 24 Parganas(S),

(x)Midnapore Sadar Sub-Division and Kharagpur Sub-division in the District Of West Midnapore, (xi)Siliguri Sub-division in the District Of Darjeeling, (xii)Bankura Sub-division and Bisnupur Sub-division in the District Of Bankura, and (xiii)Raghunathpur Sub-division in the District of Purulia.

Areas under Zone B: Rest of the West Bengal.

The following points have been considered while deciding the above rates:

  • To arrive at daily rates monthly rates shall have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee and to arrive at weekly rates monthly rates shall have to be multiplied by 6;
  • A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including an interval for half-an-hour for rest;
  • One day in any period of seven days may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;
  • The minimum rates of wages include the wages for a weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rates of wages;
  • Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose this notification to such employees;
  • The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by the contractors also;
  • The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as payable to the workers of the appropriate category;
  • The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of a similar nature;
  • The minimum rates of wages and the Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both together shall constitute the minimum rates of wages to be enforceable under The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948).

2.Minimum Wages in West Bengal from January 2021:Manufacturing Sectors/ Factories

Minimum Wages in West Bengal January 2021-Manufacturing Sectors/Factories

Vide Circular No142/721/Stat/2RW/47/2016/LCS/JLC Dated 31.12.2020, the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal has fixed the minimum wages in West Bengal for Manufacturing Sectors/ Factories from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Now, let’s see the monthly and daily minimum wages rates applicable from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Employees CategoryMonthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Monthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Daily Rates of Wages Daily Rates of Wages
Zone A
()
Zone B
()
Zone A
()
Zone B
()
Unskilled8,7797,691338296

You may download the latest circular below

Areas under Zone A: Areas notified under Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Notified Areas/ Authorities, Development Authorities, (vi)Thermal Power plant areas including Industrial Township areas.

Areas under Zone B: Rest of the West Bengal.

The following points have been considered while deciding the above rates:

  • To arrive at daily rates monthly rates shall have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee and to arrive at weekly rates monthly rates shall have to be multiplied by 6;
  • A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including an interval for half-an-hour for rest;
  • One day in any period of seven days may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;
  • The minimum rates of wages include the wages for a weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rates of wages;
  • Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose this notification to such employees;
  • The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by the contractors also;
  • The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as payable to the workers of the appropriate category;
  • The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of a similar nature;
  • The minimum rates of wages and the Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both together shall constitute the minimum rates of wages to be enforceable under The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948).

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3.Minimum Wages West Bengal January 2021:Construction & Maintenance of roads or Buildings

Minimum Wages in West Bengal January 2021-Construction & Maintenance of roads or Buildings

Vide Circular No-161/Stat/2RW/32/94/LCS/JLC Dated 31.12.2020, the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal has fixed the minimum wages in West Bengal from January 2021 for Construction & Maintenance of roads or Buildings from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Now, let’s see the monthly and daily minimum wages rates applicable from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Employees CategoryMonthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Monthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Daily Rates of Wages Daily Rates of Wages
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Unskilled8,7807,691338296
Semi-Skilled9,6588,458371325
Skilled10,6249,304409358
Highly-Skilled11,68610,236449394

You may download the latest circular below:

Areas under Zone A: (i)Areas notified under Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), (ii)Asansol Municipal Corporation, (iii)Durgapur Municipal Corporation, (iv)Siliguri Municipal Corporation, (v)Digha-Shankarpur Development Authority, (vi)Thermal Power plant areas including Township areas,

(vii)All the Municipal areas under different Districts, (viii)All the Sub-divisions in the District of Howrah, Hoogly, Burdwan and 24 Parganas(N)(excluding Barasat and Bashirhat), (ix)Alipur Sub-Division and Baruipur Sub-division in the District Of 24 Parganas(S),

(x)Midnapore Sadar Sub-Division and Kharagpur Sub-division in the District Of West Midnapore, (xi)Siliguri Sub-division in the District Of Darjeeling, (xii)Bankura Sub-division and Bisnupur Sub-division in the District Of Bankura, and (xiii)Raghunathpur Sub-division in the District of Purulia.

Areas under Zone B: Rest of the West Bengal.

The following points have been considered while deciding the above rates:

  • To arrive at daily rates monthly rates shall have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee and to arrive at weekly rates monthly rates shall have to be multiplied by 6;
  • A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including an interval for half-an-hour for rest;
  • One day in any period of seven days may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;
  • The minimum rates of wages include the wages for a weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rates of wages;
  • Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose this notification to such employees;
  • The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by the contractors also;
  • The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as payable to the workers of the appropriate category;
  • The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of a similar nature;
  • The minimum rates of wages and the Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both together shall constitute the minimum rates of wages to be enforceable under The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948).

4.Minimum Wages West Bengal January 2021 – Hotels & Restaurants including Guesthouses containing less than 20 workers

Minimum Wages in West Bengal January 2021-Hotels & Restaurants

Vide Circular No-177/Stat/2RW/111/575/2012/LCS/JLC Dated 31.12.2020, the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal has fixed the minimum wages in West Bengal for Hotels & Restaurants including Boarding & Eating Houses from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Now, let’s see the monthly and daily minimum wages rates applicable from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Employees CategoryMonthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Monthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Daily Rates of Wages Daily Rates of Wages
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Unskilled8,7797,691338296
Semi-Skilled9,6588,458371325
Skilled10,6249,304409358
Highly-Skilled11,68610,236449394

You may download the latest circular below:

  • Unskilled workers- Table boy, Kitchen helper, Sweeper/Cleaner, Housekeeping boy, Waiter and Security Guard;
  • Semi-Skilled workers- Tea maker, Steward, Cook and Ice cream maker;
  • Skilled workers- Senior Cook, Receptionist, Storekeeper, Junior Clerk/Typist and Computer operator, 
  • Highly Skilled workers-Kitchen master, Head Cook, Clerk, Accountant, Cashier, Senior Clerk.

Areas under Zone A: (i)Areas notified under Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), (ii)Asansol Municipal Corporation, (iii)Durgapur Municipal Corporation, (iv)Siliguri Municipal Corporation, (v)Digha-Shankarpur Development Authority, (vi)Thermal Power plant areas including Township areas,

(vii)All the Municipal areas under different Districts, (viii)All the Sub-divisions in the District of Howrah, Hoogly, Burdwan and 24 Parganas(N)(excluding Barasat and Bashirhat), (ix)Alipur Sub-Division and Baruipur Sub-division in the District Of 24 Parganas(S),

(x)Midnapore Sadar Sub-Division and Kharagpur Sub-division in the District Of West Midnapore, (xi)Siliguri Sub-division in the District Of Darjeeling, (xii)Bankura Sub-division and Bisnupur Sub-division in the District Of Bankura, and (xiii)Raghunathpur Sub-division in the District of Purulia.

Areas under Zone B: Rest of the West Bengal.

The following points have been considered while deciding the above rates:

  • To arrive at daily rates monthly rates shall have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee and to arrive at weekly rates monthly rates shall have to be multiplied by 6;
  • A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including an interval for half-an-hour for rest;
  • One day in any period of seven days may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;
  • The minimum rates of wages include the wages for a weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rates of wages;
  • Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose this notification to such employees;
  • The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by the contractors also;
  • The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as payable to the workers of the appropriate category;
  • The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of a similar nature;
  • The minimum rates of wages and the Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both together shall constitute the minimum rates of wages to be enforceable under The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948).

5.West Bengal Minimum Wages January 2021:Bought Tea Leaf Factory

Minimum Wages in West Bengal January 2021-Bought Tea Leaf FActories

Vide Circular No-151/712/Stat/2RW/38/2016/LCS/JLC, the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal has fixed the West Bengal minimum wages January 2021 for Bought Tea Leaf Factory from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Now, let’s see the monthly and daily minimum wages rates applicable from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Employees CategoryMonthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Monthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Daily Rates of Wages Daily Rates of Wages
Zone A
()
Zone B
()
Zone A
()
Zone B
()
Unskilled8,7797,691338296

You may download the latest circular below:

Areas under Zone A: Areas notified under Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Notified Areas/ Authorities, Development Authorities, (vi)Thermal Power plant areas including Industrial Township areas.

Areas under Zone B: Rest of the West Bengal.

The following points have been considered while deciding the above rates:

  • To arrive at daily rates monthly rates shall have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee and to arrive at weekly rates monthly rates shall have to be multiplied by 6;
  • A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including an interval for half-an-hour for rest;
  • One day in any period of seven days may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;
  • The minimum rates of wages include the wages for a weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rates of wages;
  • Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose this notification to such employees;
  • The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by the contractors also;
  • The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as payable to the workers of the appropriate category;
  • The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of a similar nature;
  • The minimum rates of wages and the Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both together shall constitute the minimum rates of wages to be enforceable under The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948).

6.Minimum Wages West Bengal January 2021:Consumer Co-operative Societies, Primary Agricultural Societies and Marketing Societies

Minimum Wages in West Bengal January 2021-Co-operative Societies

Vide Circular No-162/702/Stat/2RW/28/2016/LCS/JLC, the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal has fixed the minimum wages in West Bengal for Consumer Co-operative Societies, Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies, Marketing Societies from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Now, let’s see the monthly and daily minimum wages rates applicable from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Employees CategoryMonthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Monthly Minimum
Rates of Wages
Daily Rates of Wages Daily Rates of Wages
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Zone A
(₹)
Zone B
(₹)
Unskilled8,7797,691338296
Semi-Skilled9,6588,458371325
Skilled10,6249,304409358
Highly-Skilled11,68610,236449394

You may download the latest circular below:

The classification of employees has been done as follows:

  • Unskilled Workers- Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, Bearer, Darwan;
  • Semi-Skilled Workers– Duftry;
  • Skilled Workers– Clerk, Typist, Accountant, Computer Operator, Office Assistant;
  • Highly Skilled Workers-Manager, Senior Accountant, Supervisor.

Areas under Zone A: Areas under Municipal Corporation, Municipalities, notified areas/Authorities, Development Authorities, Thermal Power plant areas including Township Areas.

Areas under Zone B: Rest of the West Bengal.

The following points have been considered while deciding the above rates:

  • To arrive at daily rates monthly rates shall have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee and to arrive at weekly rates monthly rates shall have to be multiplied by 6;
  • A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including an interval for half-an-hour for rest;
  • One day in any period of seven days may suit the local convenience shall be the day of weekly rest;
  • The minimum rates of wages include the wages for a weekly day of rest. Payment for work done on the day of weekly rest and work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rates of wages;
  • Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages applicable for the purpose this notification to such employees;
  • The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by the contractors also;
  • The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as payable to the workers of the appropriate category;
  • The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of a similar nature;
  • The minimum rates of wages and the Variable Dearness Allowance, if any, both together shall constitute the minimum rates of wages to be enforceable under The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948).

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