In our organization, we follow the rate of minimum wages prescribed for Industries under Construction of Road & Building constructions (central rate). All the contractors who are into production and support service as per rate stated above (as per Govt. norms).
Problem arises mostly with companies working under ERP dept. and who deals with works like Data Centre support, Networking, Software Development, SAP system installation etc. Renowned companies are being engaged for such work that deploys their own manpower or third party manpower at our premises for execution of such job.
As my knowledge goes, any contractor deploys manpower in our factory; their workers/employees should be paid minimum wages as per the rates of Govt. notification (central) for Industries under Construction of Road & Building operations (which is applicable for our industry)
IT companies who are working in our organization and deployed manpower are paying salary/wages as per their own structure, some cases which is lower than what is the notified rate for our industry (which falls under Construction of Road & Building operations etc.)
As per their logic they do not fall under the schedule employments of minimum wages act and there is no specific notification on minimum wage for IT companies neither at central nor at state govt. (west Bengal) level. So they have their own salary structure and thus are not liable to pay the rate of minimum wages which our industry follows, for deploying manpower at our premises.
DG 23rd November 2014 From India, Delhi