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FORM X (Notice Rule 23)
Abstract of the Minimum Wages Act, and the Rules made there under
I. Whom the Act affects
(a) The Act applies to persons engaged on scheduled employments on specified class of work in respect of which minimum wages have been fixed.
(b) No employee can give up by contract or agreement his rights in so far it purports to reduce the minimum rates of wages fixed under the Act.
II. Definitions of Wages
1) "wages" means all remuneration, payable to an employed person on the
fulfillment of his Contract of employment. It includes:
(i) the value of any house- accommodation, supply of light, water, medical attendance, or
any other amenity or any service excluded by general or special order of the appropriate
(ii) Any contribution paid by the employer to any Pension Fund or Provident Fund or
Under any scheme of social insurance;
(iii) Any traveling allowance or the value of any traveling concession;
(iv) Any sum paid to the person employed to defray special expenses entailed on him by the
nature of his employment; or
(v) Any gratuity payable on discharge;
2) The minimum rates of wages may consist of:
i) A basic rate of wages and a special allowance called the cost of living allowance
ii) A basic rate of wage with or without a cost of living allowance and the cash value of any concessions, like supplies of essential commodities at concession rates
iii) An all-inclusive rate comprising of basic rate, cost of living allowance and cash value of concession, if any.
3) The minimum wages payable to employees of scheduled employments notified under Section 5 read with Section 3 or as revised from time to time under Section 10 read with section 3 may be:
a) A minimum time rate,