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Can someone please tell me if we are an Engineering Industry in Karnataka, employing Contract Labour then we have to pay the contract workers as per "Engineering Industry" minimum wages or "Contract Labour" minimum wages? Need an answer urgently, please!!
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Dear petal, please note that applicable Engineering industry Minimum wages is payable for Direct Employees & also to Contract Employees.By the way you have not specified the nature of activity for which Contract Labour is engaged
Thanks srinath for your reply! We are employing contract labour for engineering work only. But in Karnataka Minimum Wages sheet, a separate category is given for contract labour, who is that applicable for?
MW notified for Contract workers in Karnataka has been removed and in its place we will have to follow MW for unscheduled employments (copies attached). In other words, Contract workers engaged in scheduled Industries will have to be paid MW as applicable for such Industries and in unscheduled Industries they will have to be paid MW as applicable to unscheduled employments. Regards.
N Nataraajhan, Sakthi Management Services (Hp : + 91 94835 17402 ; )

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Dear Petals Wings, Minimum wages applicable for Engineering industry is applicable for Employees engaged on Contract basis.What is applicable for direct Employees, Same wages applicable for Contract Employees also.please ignore "separate category is given for contract labour, who is that applicable for?
Thank you so much for your answers sir! 🙏
Thanks Natraj Sir, This is a news that MW Act has removed the separate section providing separate Rates for contract labour which was not falling in any scheduled industry. Since most of the C.L. are employed in scheduled induustries like Steel Plant, Mines, Constructions, Plantation etc., a Seperate rate for CL was confusing. It is good that Govt. has removed it. Now instead a non-scheduled industry is introduced which should be applicable if any C.L. does not fall into any of scheduled industry specified therein.
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