The Karnataka Minimum Wages Rules, 1958

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments, which are included in the schedule. Karnataka Government enacted Minimum Wages Rules for the effective administration and monitoring of Minimum Wages Act, 1948.



  • The Act applies to the schedule of employment for which minimum wages are fixed/revised. 
  • Every employer shall pay the minimum wages for the scheduled employments under this Act. There is provision to fix hours of work, overtime, and wages for overtime.
  • Variable DA is fixed based on Consumer Price Index of the previous calendar year.  
  • Minimum wages are fixed in Karnataka on the advice of the State Level Minimum Wages Advisory Board.



Karnataka Corrigendum to Minimum Wages Rate Revision for Security Agencies

02 Sep, 2022
The Karnataka Labour Department had notified revised rate of minimum wages vide notification dated 29.08.2022 for Employment in Security Agencies. As there were errors in the said Gazette Notification, the Department of Labour, Government of Karnataka has now published the corrigendum.
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Karnataka Minimum Wages Rate Revision for Security Agencies

29 Aug, 2022
Karnataka Labour Department has published the notification revising the minimum wages rate for security agencies.

Karnataka Sugar Industries Wages revised retrospectively

03 Aug, 2022
Government of Karnataka notified revising the rates of wages in sugar industry for the period from 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022 i.e., for the retrospective period of 4 years. As there was an error in the Gazette Notification dated 25.07.2022, the Department of Labour, has now published a corrigendum in its Gazette notification No. KaE 240 LWA 2018 dated 03.08.2022,with revised CPI to be read in Sl. No.4.0 – sub-para lines 3 & 4 as Rs.2.80/- instead of Rs.2.70/-.

Revised Rate of Minimum Wages in Karnataka

28 Jul, 2022
The Labour Department of Karnataka has published final notifications revising the rate of minimum wages for 8 scheduled employments effective from 28 July 2022.

Karnataka Govt withdraws deferment of VDA payment notification

18 Jun, 2022
The Department of Labour, Government of Karnataka withdraws its notification on deferment of VDA payable under various Minimum Wage Notifications by employers for the period from 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2021.

Karnataka propose revised rates of Minimum Wages

19 Mar, 2022
Karnataka Labour Department has published draft notifications proposing to revise the rates of Minimum Wages in 8 Scheduled Employments.

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