Minimum WagePunjabMinimum Wage of Rs. 32,000/= p.m. of Unskilled & adolescent Workers declared by the Punjab Govt. 

September 20, 20230

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Date: 20-09-2023

Circular Number: C-208

Minimum Wage of Rs. 32,000/= p.m. of Unskilled
& adolescent Workers declared by the Punjab Govt. 


1- The Punjab Govt. has notified Rs. 32,000/= p.m. or Rs.1230.77/= per  day for 8 working hours as the minimum wage for adult male, female  and Adolescent workers with immediate effect (from date of  Notification dated 19-09-2023) based on 26 working days in a month  under Section 6 of the Punjab Minimum Wages Act, 2019 on  recommendation of its Minimum Wages Board and allowing  deductions/adjustment of Rs. 397/= p.m. for providing housing  accommodation and Rs. 85/= p.m. for providing transport facility as  per the Punjab Govt. Gazette Notification dated 19-09-2023. 

2- The Notification also provides that other matters shall be regulated by  the Factories Act, 1934, Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and other relevant  Labour Laws. 

3- This minimum wage declared is inclusive of basic wage and all other  regular allowances whatsoever. If the present wage of any unskilled adult male, female and Adolescent worker is higher than this minimum  wage declared now, their present wages cannot be reduced. 

4- Naturally management action would be required to revise wages of  semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled workers keeping in view the  newly announced minimum wage of unskilled workers. 

5- Contributions and other matters under the Social Security and EOB  shall be governed by the provisions of these laws. 

6- The above may be carefully read along-with the Gazette Notification. In  case of any doubt, you may consult your Labour Laws Consultant. 

 For M/s. S. M. Yaqoob 

Industrial Relations Advisers  

& Labour Laws Consultants


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