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Minimum Wages to Contract Labourers

Minimum Wages to Contract Labourers
The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 and Minimum Wags Act, 1948 have provisions regarding minimum wages. The State Governments are the appropriate Government in respect of the private establishments and the state establishments. In central sphere, Chief Labour Commissioner(Central)’s organization, known as Central Industrial Relations Machinery, conduct inspection of the establishment which falls under the central sphere and action is taken against the erring employers by filing prosecution and claim case in the Court or the Authority as per the provisions of the said Acts.

Section 23 and 24 of the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 have provisions for punishment of imprisonment, fine or both for contravention of any provisions of the said Act and the Rules made there under.

This information was given by the Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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