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West Bengal Minimum Wage with effect from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016

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Name of the Scheduled Employments Area Category of worker- skill wise
Unskilled Semi-skilled Skilled Highly Skilled
Total Minimum Wages per month (In Rs) Total Minimum Wages per month(In Rs) Total Minimum Wages per month(In Rs) Total Minimum Wages per month(In Rs)
Agriculture WB 5839.00 (225)(without food) 6423.00 (247.00)  (without food) 7067.00 (272.00) (without food) -
5839.00 (209.00) (with food)  6423.00 (231.00) with food)  7067.00 (256.00) with food)   
Bakery ZONE A 7345.00      
ZONE B 6634.00      
Beedi Leaf Plucking WB 5347.00 (206.00) 5882 (226.23) 6471 (248.88)  
Bell Metal and Brass Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Bone Meal Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00  
Brick manufacturing Calcutta 5839 (without accomodation 6423 (without accomodation 7067 (without accomodation  
  5548 (with accomodation) 6103 (with accomodation) 6712 (with accomodation)  
Ceramic Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Chakki Mills ZONE A 7230.00 7954.00 8750.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Cinchona Plantation WB 5839.00      
Chartered Accountants, Auditors etc Firms Calcutta 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 9777.00
Cigarette Manufacturing RATES ARE GOVERNED BY AGREEMENTS
Cinema Industry (cinema house exhibition) ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 9777.00
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 8830.00
Cinema Industry (production side) WB 3906.25 (150.24) 4046.77 (155.65) 4161.83 (160)  
Cinema Industry (distribution side) WB 3906.25 (150.24) (Peon etc.) 3995.6 (153.67)(Clerks etc.) 4016.38 (154.47) (Stenographer)  
Cold Storage Minimum rates of wages are not yet fixed.
Clinical Nursing Home ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 9777.00
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 8830.00
Construction & Maintenance of Road  or building operation ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 9777.00
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 8830.00
Dal Mills ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00  
Decoration ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00  
Fishery WB 5839.00      
Flour Mills ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 9777.00
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 8830.00
Forestry or Timber Operation WB 5839.00      
Fountain Pen and Ball Point Pen Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00  
Glass Industry WB 6112.00 6132.00 6182.00 6237.00
Godown(WB) ZONE A 7345.00 - - -
ZONE B 6634.00
Handloom WB 5839.00 - - -
Hosiery Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Hotel and Restaurant ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 9777.00
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 8830.00
Iron Fuondary Kolkata High Court in W.P. No.731 of 2012 & GA 221 of 2013 has passed an interim order of restraint on giving effect to Notification No.106-MW/2W-21/2010 dt 04.04.2012 revising Minimum Wages in Iron Foundry
Lac Manufactures WB 5839.00 6423.00 7067.00  
Medicinal Plant other than Cinchona WB 5347.00(206.00)      
Oil Mills ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00
Paints & Chemicals Factories ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 9777.00
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 8830.00
Paper Board & straw Board Mfg. Industry ZONE A        
ZONE B       -
Plastic Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Plywood Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Power Loom (Less than 10 person) ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Power Loom (10 or more person) ZONE A        
ZONE B       -
Printing Press ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00  
Public Motor Transport WB 6846.00(Cleaner & Lorry Coolies) 6899.00(Conductor) 6907.00(Fitters and Time Keepers) 6978.00 (Drivers and Mechanics)
Refractory Industry WB 6166.00 6226.00 6286.00 6346.00
Rice Mills WB 5839.00 6423.00 7067.00 7774.00
Rope Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Rubber & Rubber Products Calcutta 5864.00 5875.00 5901.00  
Howrah & hoogly 5179.00 5190.00 5216.00  
Burdwan 5826.00 5837.00 5863.00  
Darjeeling, except Siliguri
SubDivn.
4369.00 4380.00 4406.00  
Jalpaigur, Coochbe
har &
Siliguri
SubDivn.
4303.00 4314.00 4340.00  
Bankura, Midnapo re & Purulia 5144.00 5155.00 5181.00  
Birbhum 5134.00 5145.00 5171.00  
Nadia & Murshida bad 5019.00 5030.00 5056.00  
Malda, Uttar Dinajpur & Dakshin Dinajpur 4930.00 4941.00 4967.00  
Salt Manufacturing Industry WB 5839.00 6423.00 7067.00 7774.00
Saw Mills ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Sericulture Nursery & Cultivation (B) Silk Spinning And/Or Weaving ( Hand Loom) WB 5839.00      
Security services ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Shoes Making  Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Silk Mills ZONE A 245      
ZONE B 233.65      
Silk Printing ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Stone Breaking and Stone crushing ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Tailoring Industry ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00  
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00 -
Tanneries & Leather Manufacturing  ZONE A 7345.00 8080.00 8888.00 -
ZONE B 6634.00 7296.00 8026.00  
Tea Plantation RATES ARE NOW GOVERNED BY AGREEMENT
Tobacco (Beedi Making) Calcutta 5869.24 (Per 1000 Beedi Rolled).      
How. Hoog 5148.00 (Per 1000 Beedi Rolled).      
Other District 4943.38 (Per 1000 Beedi Rolled).      
Tobacco Gowdown WB 5839.00      

NOTE:

Area CAL: Indicates rates prescribed for Kolkata, North 24 Pgs & South 24 Pgs only; rates are different in other Districts of WB.
Area CH :Indicates rates prescribed for Kolkata and Howrah Municipal Corporation.
Area WB: Indicates rates prescribed for WHOLE OF WEST BENGAL
For other employments Area under: Zone A: (i) Areas Notified under Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), (ii) Asansol Municipal Corporation, (iii) Durgapur Municipal Corporation, (iv) Siliguri Municipal Corporation,(v) Digha-Shankarpur Development Authority, (vi) Thermal Power Plant areas including Township areas, (vii) All the Municipal areas in different districts (viii) All the Sub-Divisions in the districts of Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan and 24- Parganas (N) [excluding Barasat and Basirhat], (ix) Alipore Sub-Division and Baruipur Sub-Division in the district of 24- Parganas (S), (x) Midnapore Sadar Sub-Division and Kharagpur Sub-Divisionin the district of West Midnapur, (xi) Siliguri Sub-Division in the district of Darjeeling,(xii) Bankura Sub-Division and Bishnupur Sub-Division in the district of Bankura, and (xiii) Raghunathpur Sub-Division in the district of Purulia; Zone A: Rest of West Bengal.
To arrive at daily rate, monthly rate will have to be divided by 26 and to be rounded off to the nearest rupee, to arrive at weekly rate; daily rate will have to be multiplied by 6;
A normal working day shall consist of eight and half hours of work including interval for half-an-hour for rest;
The employment of 'Bakery' includes ' Biscuit manufacturing units' also as per clarification issued by the Labour Depatment, Govt. of W. B.

Source of information: Labour Department, Government of West Bengal

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