The Kerala 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. Kerala Government has enacted the Kerala Minimum Wages Rules, 1958 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 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 Notification - June 2021

    11 Aug, 2021
    The Labour Department of Kerala has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment under its Shops and Commercial Establishments and employment in Computer Software Sector.
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