THE PAYMENT OF WAGES ACT, 1936 – INDEX

ACT NO. 4 OF 1936, [23rd April, 1936.]

An Act to regulate the payment of wages to certain classes of employed persons. WHEREAS it is expedient to regulate the payment of wages to certain classes of employed persons. It is hereby enacted as follows:-

  1. Short title, extent, commencement and application.
  2. Definitions.
  3. Responsibility for payment of wages.
  4. Fixation of wage-periods.
  5. Time of payment of wages.
  6. Wages to be paid in current coin or currency notes.
  7. Deduction which may be made from wages.
  8. Fines.
  9. Deductions for absence from duty.
  10. Deductions for damage or loss.
  11. Deductions for services rendered.
  12. Deductions for recovery of advances and Deductions for recovery of loans.
  13. Deductions for payments to co-operative societies and insurance schemes and Maintenance of registers and records.
  14. Inspectors and Facilities to be afforded to Inspectors.
  15. Claims arising out of deductions from wages or delay in payment of wages and penalty for malicious or vexatious claims.
  16. Single application in respect of claims from unpaid group.
  17. Appeal and Conditional attachment of property of employer or other person responsible for payment of wages.
  18. Powers of authorities appointed under section 15.
  19. Repealed
  20. Penalty for offences under the Act.
  21. Procedure in trial of offences.
  22. Bar of suits and Protection of action taken in good faith.
  23. Contracting out.
  24. Application of Act to railways, air transport services, mines and oilfields.
  25. Display by notice of abstracts of the Act and Payment of undisbursed wages in cases of death of employed person.
  26. Rule-making power