Contract Labour - Notification

Minimum wages for contract worker: Rs.10,000 pm
Ministry of Labour and Employment through its notification, has proposed to substitute Rule 25(2) clause (iv) in Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules,1971 as follows:
In the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, in rule 25, in sub-rule (2), for clause (iv), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—
“ (iv) the rates of wages payable to workmen by the contractor shall not be less than––
(a) the rates prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948) for such employment where applicable; or
(b) the rates, if any, fixed by agreement, settlement or award; or
(c) ten thousand rupees,
       whichever is higher;”.

A copy of the notification can be downloaded from the link below.

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