Minimum Wages in West Bengal Revised From 01 January 2023

Minimum Wages in West Bengal Revised From 01 January 2023

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Minimum Wages in West Bengal have been revised effective from 01 January 2023 by the Government of West Bengal.

Mr. Debashis Dasgupta, Joint Labour Commissioner, West Bengal issued an Official Notification on 16 January 2023 vide Notification No. 02/Stat/2RW/9/2022/LCS /JLC regarding revised minimum wages in West Bengal.

According to the notification, the revised rates of wages will be applicable to the employees employed in the 33 Scheduled Employment in the state of West Bengal. The revised rates of wages will be effective in the period from 01 January 2023 to 30 June 2023.

The Latest Minimum Wages in West Bengal with effect from 01 January 2023 will be as follows.

Sl. No.Scheduled EmploymentsCategories of EmployeesMinimum Rates of Wages
Zone AZone B
Per MonthPer DayPer MonthPer Day
1AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING REPAIRING WORKSHOPS & GARAGESUnskilled: Helper, Washman, Attendant, Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Man₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Electrical Semi- Technician, Tele-caller, Receptionist₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Painter, Body Maker, Mechanic, Sales Executive, Electrician, Driver, Accessories Fitter, Technician, Assistant Administrator, Assistant Accountant, Billing Clerk₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Administrator, Accountant and Customer Care Executive.₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
2BEVERAGE
MANUFACTURING & VENDING ESTABLISHMENTS
Unskilled: Store Keeper, Peon, Cleaner, Security Guard, Sweeper₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Light Inspector₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Operator₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
3BISCUIT
MANUFACTURING
Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, helper₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Mechanic, Market Seller₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Baker, Mechanic, Minder, Mixing Man, Electrician₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Checker, Production Manager₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
4BOTTLING AND PACKAGING INDUSTRYUnskilled: Helper, General Worker, Night Guard, Peon, Security Guard, Sweeper.₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Operator₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Operator, Assistant Manager₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Chemist, Microbiologist and Production Manager.₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
5CLINICAL ESTABLISHMENTS INCLUDING PATHOLOGICAL
LABORATORIES
AND DIAGNOSTIC
CENTRES
Unskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Ward Boy, Ward Assistant, Ayah, Attendant Durwan, Peon, Security Guard, Housekeeping Assistant, Office Bearer, Canteen Boy, Sweeper₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Lab Assistant, Blood Collector, Male Nursing Attendant, Male Medical Attendant, Trained Ayah, Receptionist, Assistant Cook, Typist₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Nurse, O.T. Assistant, Technician, X-Ray Technician, C.T. Scan Technician, MRI Technician, Laboratory Technician, Dental Technician, Medical Record Keeper, Supervisor, Clerk, Cashier, Accountant, Cook₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled:  Senior Nurse, Pathologist, Matron, Dietician, Biochemist, Radiologist₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
6CONFECTIONERY AND SWEETS MANUFACTURINGUnskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Service Man, Peon, Security Guard, Sweeper₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Mistry, Assistant Karigar, Assistant Cook, Assistant Haluikar₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Sweet-maker, Mistry, Karigar, Cook, Haluikar, Clerk, Cashier₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Manager₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
7CONSUMER CO- OPERATIVE SOCIETIES, PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES / MARKETING SOCIETIESUnskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, Bearer, Durwan₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Duftry₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Clerk, Typist, Accountant, Computer Operator, Office Assistant₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Manager, Senior Accountant, Supervisor₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
8COURIER SERVICEUnskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Man, Loader₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Operator, Assistant Customer Care Staff, Assistant System Delivery Man₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled:  Clerk, Computer Operator, Accountant, Office Assistant, Field Representative, Executive-Business Development, Executive-Operation, Executive-Customer Care, Supervisor, Driver₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Senior Executive, Senior Supervisor₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
9EMPLOYMENT IN ENGINEERING UNITS EMPLOYING LESS THAN 50
PERSONS
Unskilled₹ 9781₹ 376₹ 8693₹ 334
10ESTABLISHMENTS AS DEFINED UNDER THE SHOPS & ESTABLISHMENTS
ACT, 1963
Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, Bearer, Messenger₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Duftry, Assistant Accountant₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled:  Clerk, Typist, Office Assistant, Office Maintenance and Inventory Management Staff, Data Entry Operator, Accountant₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Head Assistant, Senior Accountant, Computer Operator, Research And Development Staff/Executive, Market Research Staff/Executive, Godown-in-Charge, Office Supervisor, Sales Representative/Sales Promotion Employees₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
11FLOOR AND WALL TILES
MANUFACTURING
Unskilled: Loading and Unloading Worker, Helper, Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Man₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Assistant of Tile Maker₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Tile Maker₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Chemist, Designer₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
12GARMENTS
MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY
Unskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Durwan, Security Guard, General Worker.₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-skilled: Machine Operator, Computer Operator₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Lock-Stitch Operator₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Checker, Supervisor₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
13GLASS INDUSTRYUnskilled: Annealing Chamber (Coolies), Furnace Coolies, Carrier (Jaliwala) Coolies, General Coolies, Packer, Mason Helper, Batch Coolies (Batch Room Workers), Sweeper, Canteen Boys, Sacha Mazdoor, Chimney Grinder, Lorry Mazdoor₹ 9781₹ 376₹ 8693₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Bubbler, Bubbler Holder, Lineman, Airman, Fireman, Helpers, Molters, Blacksmith, Grinder, Polisher, Cook, Sorter, Rulsawala (Neck Maker)₹ 10759₹ 414₹ 9561₹ 368
Skilled: Lorry Driver, Fireman Flower (Ord), Helper to Blower, Machine man (Cutter), Machine man (Helper), Cutting off fine Polishing, Machine Operator, Fitter Mechanic, Electrician, Turner, Lather man, Welder₹ 11836₹ 455₹ 10517₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Blower, Foreman, Shift-In-Charge₹ 13019₹ 501₹ 11570₹ 445
14HOTELS AND
RESTAURANTS
INCLUDING
BOARDING
HOUSES, EATING HOUSES, CANTEENS, CLUBS AND GUEST
HOUSES
Unskilled: Waiter, Washman, Peon, Utility Worker, Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Canteen Boy₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Helper of Technician Service, Waiter Grade-I, Steward, Assistant Supervisor₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Cook, Chief Cashier, Accountant, Bar Tender, Assistant Manager₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Manager, Chief Executive₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
15ICE CREAM AND
CANDY
MANUFACTURING
Unskilled₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
16ICE FACTORYUnskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Cup-filling Worker, Candy Pouching Worker₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Operator, Machine Operator₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
17INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRYUnskilled₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
18JEWELLERY
MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY
Unskilled₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
19LAUNDRIES, LAUNDRY SERVICES, CLEANING & DYEING PLANTS &
SHOPS
Unskilled₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
20LEATHER GOODS
MANUFACTORY
Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security man, Checking Man, Packing Man, Production Worker₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Helper of Karigar, Stitcher, Switcher, Laturer₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Karigar, Flooring Lineman, Store-in-Charge₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Designer, Lead Karigar₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
21LOADING AND UNLOADING OPERATIONSUnskilled₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
22MALLS, MULTIPLEXES, DEPARTMENTAL STORES AND MEGA STORESUnskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, House Keeping Staff, Washer Man₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Counter Sales Personnel, Assistant Store Keeper, Launder, Junior/ Assistant Clerk₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Engineering Assistant/Supervisor, Clerk, Office Assistant, Accountant, Cashier₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Office Supervisor / Administrator, Senior Clerk, Checker, Production Manager₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
23MANUFACTURE OF RUBBER PRODUCTSUnskilled₹ 9781₹ 376₹ 8693₹ 334
Semi Skilled / Durwan₹ 10759₹ 414₹ 9561₹ 368
Skilled / Clerk₹ 11836₹ 455₹ 10517₹ 405
24NON-BANKING PRIVATE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSUnskilled: Office Boy, Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Duftry.₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Clerk, Executive OIC, Junior Executive, Accountant, Computer Operator₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Manager, Senior Executive₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
25PRIVATE HOSPITALS & RESEARCH CENTRES NOT CARRIED ON BY GOVT. OR LOCAL AUTHORITIESUnskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Ward Boy, Ward Assistant, Ayah, Attendant, Durwan, Peon, Security Guard, House Keeping Assistant, Office Bearer, Canteen Boy, Sweeper₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Lab Assistant, Blood Collector, Male Nursing Attendant, Male Medical Assistant, Trained Ayah, Receptionist, Assistant Cook, Typist, Plumber, MGPS₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Nurse, O.T. Assistant, Technician, X-Ray Technician,
C.T. Scan Technician, MRI Technician, Laboratory Technician, Dental Technician, Medical Record Keeper, Supervisor, Clerk, Cashier, Accountant, Cook, Pharmacist
₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled:  Senior Nurse, Pathologist, Matron, Dietician, Biochemist, Radiologist, Administrative Executive, Sales and Marketing Executive₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
26REFRACTORY INDUSTRYUnskilled: General Mazdoor/Coolie/Kamin, Loader, Unloader, Porter, Assistant Gardener, Tarman, Stegman, Canteen Boy, Car cleaner, Peon, Durwan, Security Guard₹ 9781₹ 376₹ 8693₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Crusher Mazdoor, Line Mazdoor, Grinder, Trolley man, Stamper, Checker, Setter, Semi-skilled Mason, Boiler man, Carpenter, Mixing Attendant, Pump Khalashi₹ 10759₹ 414₹ 9561₹ 368
Skilled: Turner, Fitter, Electrician, Moulder, Fireman, Lathe man, Pipe-plant Polisher, Kiln Setter, Tindal Press Operator, Mixing man-cum-Operator, Welder, Gas Cutter, Blacksmith, Pattern Maker, Mill Attendant, Poker man, Junior Clerk, Typist, Compounder, Nurse, Driver, Stock Keeper, Laboratory Assistant₹ 11836₹ 455₹ 10517₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Head Mason, Head Carpenter, Head Fitter, Tindal, Shift Moulder, Head Welder, Head Turner, Moulder Supervisor, Mechanical Fitter, Senior Clerk, Head Clerk, Accountant, Supervisor, Security Officer, Foreman, Chemist₹ 13019₹ 501₹ 11570₹ 445
27ROLLING OF IRON RODS, PLATES, ANGLES ETC. &
ROLLING MILLS
Unskilled₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
28SALOONS AND BEAUTY PARLOURUnskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Assistant, House-keeping Staff, Security Guard₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Front Office Employee₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Hair Cutter, Hair Stylist, Skin Specialist, Therapist, Beautician₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Hair Dresser, Spa Specialist, Dietician₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445
29SECURITY SERVICESUnskilled: Security Guard, Watchman, Durwan₹ 9781₹ 376₹ 8693₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Ex-Service man Security Guard, Unskilled Supervisor₹ 10759₹ 414₹ 9561₹ 368
Skilled: Field Supervisor, Ex- Service man Field Supervisor, Marketing Personnel, Guard with Fire Arms, Gunman, Marketing Personnel, Clerk, Accountant, Cashier₹ 11836₹ 455₹ 10517₹ 405
30SPONGE IRON, FERRO ALLOYS & INDUCTION
FURNACES
Unskilled₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
31WOOD WORKS AND FURNITURE INDUSTRYUnskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Bearer, Van Puller.₹ 9784₹ 376₹ 8695₹ 334
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Carpenter, Assistant Fitter, Assistant Mistry₹ 10763₹ 414₹ 9562₹ 368
Skilled: Carpenter, Fitting Mistry, Varnishing and Polishing Mistry₹ 11840₹ 455₹ 10519₹ 405
Highly Skilled: Designer₹ 13023₹ 501₹ 11573₹ 445

Implementing Areas :

Zone A : Areas under Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Notified Areas, Development Authorities, Thermal Power Plant areas including Township Areas.

Zone B : Rest of West Bengal.

Note :

  • A normal working day shall consist of eight hours of actual work and not less than half-hour of recess, subject to 48 hours of actual work in a week.
  • One day in any period of seven days, as may suit the local convenience, shall be the day of weekly rest. The minimum rates of wages include the wages for weekly days of rest.
  • Payment for the work done on the day of weekly rest and for work done beyond the normal working hours shall be double the ordinary rates of wages.
  • Where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contractor or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected.
  • The minimum rates of wages are applicable to the employees employed by contractors also.
  • The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as those payable to the workers of the appropriate category.
  • The men and women employees shall get the same rates of wages for the same work or work of similar nature.
  • The minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance, if any, both together shall constitute the minimum rates of wages to be enforceable under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

Salary/Rates Calculation :

For the calculation of 1-day salary (Daily Rates), you have to divide the Per Month by 26 (to be rounded off to the nearest rupee).

  • 1-Day Salary (Daily Rates) = Per Month ÷ 26

For the calculation of the 6-day salary (Weekly Rates), you have to multiply the Per Day by 6.

  • 6-Day Salary (Weekly Rates) = Per Day X 6

Official Notification

West Bengal Minimum Wages Notification-01 January 2023 [PDF]

Official Website

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