The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

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Fixing of minimum rates of wages: [S.3]
Section 5(1): Appropriate Government can set up any number of committees or sub-committees as it considers necessary to hold inquiries and advice it in respect of fixing rate of minimum. Government is empowered to fix the minimum rates of wages for different classes of employees such as skilled, unskilled .clerical, supervisory etc.

(1) Any minimum rate of wages fixed or revised by the appropriate Government in respect of scheduled employments under section 3 may consist of—

* A basic rate of wages and a special allowance at a rate to be adjusted, at such intervals and in such manner as the appropriate Government may direct, to accord as nearly as practicable with the variation in the cost of living index number applicable to such workers (hereinafter referred to as the" cost of living allowance"); or * A basic rate of wages with or without the cost of living allowance, and the cash value of the concessions in respect of supplies of essential commodities at concession rates, where so authorized; or * An all- inclusive rate allowing for the basic rate, the cost of living allowance and the cash value of the concessions, if any. * Minimum numbers of employee: the appropriate government may not fix minimum rates of wages in respect of wages in respect of any scheduled employment in which there are less than 1000 employees engaged in the whole state. * But the number rises to 1000 or more the government may make an enquiry and shall fix minimum rates of wages payable to such employees as soon as possible after such finding. * The capacity of industry which is turn is to be considered on an industry –cum-region basis after taking a fair cross section of the industry. * The capacity of industry depends on the elasticity of demand for the product, possibility of tightening up the organization etc. The minimum wages act should not apply-

When for such employment an industrial dispute is pending before:- * A tribunal
* A national tribunal under industrial disputes act
* Before a similar authority under any other act
* An award made by tribunal is in operation

Minimum numbers of employee: the appropriate government may not fix minimum rates of wages in respect of wages in respect of any scheduled employment in which there are less than 1000 employees engaged in the whole state. But the number rises to 1000 or more the government may make an enquiry and shall fix minimum rates of wages payable to such employees as soon as possible after such finding.

(1) The appropriate Government shall, in the manner hereinafter provided,--

(a) 2[ fix the minimum rates of wages payable to employees employed in an employment specified in Part I or Part II of the Schedule and in an employment added to either Part by notification under section 27: Provided that the appropriate Government may, in respect of employees employed in an employment specified in Part II of the Schedule, instead of fixing minimum rates of wages under this clause for the whole State, fix such rates for a part of the State or for any specified class or classes of such employment in the whole State or part thereof;]

(b) review at such intervals as it may think fit, such intervals not exceeding five years, the minimum rates of wages so fixed and revise the minimum rates, if necessary: 3[ Provided that where for any reason the appropriate Government has not reviewed the minimum rates of wages fixed by it in respect of any scheduled employment within any interval of five years, nothing contained in this clause shall be deemed to prevent it from reviewing the minimum rates after the expiry of the period of five years and revising them, if necessary, and until they are so revised the minimum rates in force immediately before the expiry of the period of five years shall continue in force.]

(2) The appropriate Government may fix,--

(a) A minimum rate of wages for time work...
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