Clarification on the basic wages mentioned in the notification

Clarification on the basic wages mentioned in the notification
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Dear Sir,

Honl. Labour Commissioner, Dadra & Nagar Haveli issued a notification dated 18.08.2015, in respect of enhancement of Minimum Wages to be paid to the various scheduled employees.

On the said Notification there is tremendous confusion among the workers and employers prevailing over the issue of basic wages in the minimum wages notified by the Administration on 18.08.2015. All the three associations has submitted a joint representation to the Administration to clarify the issue, and hence requested  to issue a clarification from the Administration end that, Minimum Wages is total of basic wages and special allowances notified by the Administration and when ensuring whether employers are paying minimum wages or not, total of wages and allowances ( except exclusions mentioned in clause (i) to (v) below sec 2 (h) of the MWA 1948 by the employer will be considered.

The scanned copy of the joint representation is attached herewith for your information.

So all the colleague members are requested to consult the experts of the Labour Laws while revising their Basic and other allowances as per Minimum Wages Act 1948 by keep in mind the future liability of Gratuity and other compensation.

As this is a very sensitive issue, please dealt it carefully.

Thanking you,
With regards,

For Silvassa Industries & Manufacturers Association

Narendra Trivedi,

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