Ministry of Labour & Employment
Migration of Labourers
Under Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix , review and revise the minimum wages for workers employed in scheduled employments under their respective jurisdiction. Information in respect of firm wages is not maintained. However, the National Floor Level Minimum Wages has been increased from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 115/- per day with effect from 01.04.2011. The State Governments are persuaded to fix/revise minimum wages in such a way that in none of the scheduled employments the minimum wages is less than National Floor Level Minimum Wages.
This information was given by the Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.