Minimum Wages Act

The Minimum wages Act 1948 is an Act of Parliament that concerns laborers of India. Under this act, a minimum amount of wage is fixed and is to be paid by employers on a mandatory basis.

The constitution of India has defined a minimum salary as the income of a worker to live a good life maintaining health, education, shelter, and comfort. India introduces the Minimum Wages Act 1948, giving both the Central and State government jurisdiction in fixing wages.

As per the act, wage rates differ in various states, regions, skills, sectors, and occupation. Thus, there is no unified wage across the country but the minimum amount is capped. India’s minimum wage as per the act is INR 178/- per day for an eight hours shift.