This is for your kind notice that the Punjab Government has further enhanced the minimum rates of wages w.e.f. 01.09.2013 in respect of 71 Scheduled Employments. The increase in wages for monthly rated employee is Rs. 552.75 and for daily rated is Rs. 21.44 & for hourly worker is Rs. 2.68.
The above increase is to neutralize the cost of living. The minimum rates of wages are linked with Consumer price index Numbers (State Series 1987 -100). The adjustment of wages are made after an interval of six months taking the average of CPI numbers compiled by the Punjab Government.
The detail of ENHANCED/Adjusted minimum rates of wages for monthly rated and daily rated and hourly rated employees under different categories are given in the attachment.
It is pertinent to mention here that vide two separate writ petitions some clauses attached to the parent notification dt. 15.11.2012 issued under the Minimum WagesAct, 1948 are under challenge and the next date for final arguments is fixed for 26.09.2013.