THE MINIMUM WAGES ACT, 1948 – INDEX

ACT NO. 11 OF 1948  – 15th March, 1948

An Act to provide for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments. WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments; It is hereby enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and extent
  2. Interpretation
  3. Fixing of minimum rates of wages
  4. Minimum rate of wages
  5. Procedure for fixing and revising minimum wages
  6. Boards and Committes
  7. Wages in kind and rates
  8. Fixing hours for a normal working day and overtime
  9. Wages for two or more classes of work and time rate for piece work
  10. Maintenance of registers and records and Inspectors
  11. Claims, Penalties, Offence by Companies
  12. Exemptions and Exceptions, Power of Govt.