Odisha Minimum Wages Rules

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments, which are included in the schedule. Odisha Government has enacted the Odisha Minimum Wages Rules, 1954 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 Odisha on the advice of the State Level Minimum Wages Advisory Board.



    Odisha Minimum Wages - April 2022

    30 Apr, 2022
    The Odisha Government has issued Minimum wages applicable from 1st April 2022, in which the Variable Dearness Allowance(VDA) is payable to the unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled categories of employees in the state of Odisha.
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