The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments, which are included in the schedule. Kerala Government has enacted the Kerala Minimum Wages Rules, 1958 for the effective administration and monitoring of the 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 the Consumer Price Index of the previous calendar year.
- Minimum wages are fixed in Kerala on the advice of the State Level Minimum Wages Advisory Board.
Kerala Minimum Wages - October 2022
22 Dec, 2022The Government of Kerala has released the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Industrial Workers for the month of October 2022.
Kerala CPI Index for Industrial and Agricultural workers - September 2022
22 Nov, 2022The Kerala Government has released the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers, revising the rate of variable dearness allowance for all the industries with effect from 01 September 2022.
Kerala Minimum Wages Notification - August 2022
20 Oct, 2022The Government of Kerala, has notified the revised Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers, updating the rate of variable dearness allowance for all the industries in the State of Kerala, with effect from 01 August 2022.
CPI for Agricultural Labourers, Industrial Workers -June 2022
12 Aug, 2022The Kerala Government released the minimum wages consumer price index numbers for the month of June 2022.
Kerala Minimum Wages Notification - March 2022
12 May, 2022Kerala Government has released the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Industrial Workers for the month of March 2022.
Kerala Minimum Wages Notification - June 2021
11 Aug, 2021The Labour Department of Kerala has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment under its Shops and Commercial Establishments and employment in Computer Software Sector.