The Punjab Minimum Wages Rules, 1950

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments, which are included in the schedule. Punjab Government has enacted the Punjab Minimum Wages Rules, 1950 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 Punjab on the advice of the State Level Minimum Wages Advisory Board.



    Punjab Minimum Wages Notification - September 2023

    13 Oct, 2023
    The Government of Punjab has notified the revised rate of minimum wages effective from 01 September 2023.
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    Punjab Minimum Wages Notification - March 2023

    18 Apr, 2023
    The Government of Punjab has published the revised rate of minimum wages effective from 01 March 2023.

    Punjab Minimum Wages Notification - Sep 2022

    11 Oct, 2022
    The Punjab Government has adjusted and revised the minimum wages with effect from 01 March 2021, 01 September 2021, 01 March 2022, and 01 September 2022.

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