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The Government of West Bengal has updated the minimum wages, effective from January 1, 2024. Employees in West Bengal were anticipating this salary revision, and it has now been officially announced. Below, you’ll find the new wage rates in West Bengal. Please read the entire article for more information.

West Bengal Revised Minimum Wages From 01 January 2024

Mr. P. S. Chakraborty, Additional Labour Commissioner of West Bengal, has issued an official notification dated December 12, 2023, with reference number 45/Stat/14/RW/24/2023/LCS/JLC. The notification pertains to the revised minimum wages in West Bengal.

As per the notification, the updated minimum wage rates will apply to employees engaged in 31 specific types of work (Scheduled Employment) in the state of West Bengal. These revised wage rates will be effective from January 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024.

Here are the new minimum wage rates in West Bengal starting from January 1, 2024.

Sl. No. Scheduled Employments Categories of Employees Minimum Rates of Wages
Zone A Zone B
Per Month Per Day Per Month Per Day
1 ANY ESTABLISHMENT IN WHICH MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY AS DEFINED UNDER SECTION 2(K) OF THE FACTORIES ACT IS CARRIED OUT AND IS NOT COVERED UNDER ANY OF THE OTHER SCHEDULED EMPLOYMENTS Unskilled ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
2 AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING REPAIRING WORKSHOPS & GARAGES Unskilled: Helper, Washman, Attendant, Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Man ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Electrical Semi- Technician, Tele-caller, Receptionist ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Painter, Body Maker, Mechanic, Sales Executive, Electrician, Driver, Accessories Fitter, Technician, Assistant Administrator, Assistant Accountant, Billing Clerk ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Administrator, Accountant and Customer Care Executive ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
3 BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING & VENDING ESTABLISHMENTS Unskilled: Store Keeper, Peon, Cleaner, Security Guard, Sweeper ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Light Inspector ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Operator ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
4 BISCUIT MANUFACTURING Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, helper ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Mechanic, Market Seller ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Baker, Mechanic, Minder, Mixing Man, Electrician ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Checker, Production Manager ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
5 BOTTLING AND PACKAGING INDUSTRY Unskilled: Helper, General Worker, Night Guard, Peon, Security Guard, Sweeper. ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Assistant operator ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Operator, Assistant Manager ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Chemist, Microbiologist and Production Manager ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
6 CLINICAL 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 ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Lab Assistant, Blood Collector, Male Nursing Attendant, Male Medical Attendant, Trained Ayah,
Receptionist, Assistant Cook, Typist
₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
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 ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Senior Nurse, Pathologist, Matron, Dietician, Biochemist, Radiologist ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
7 CONFECTIONERY AND SWEETS MANUFACTURING Unskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Service Man, Peon, Security Guard, Sweeper ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Mistry, Assistant Karigar, Assistant Cook, Assistant Haluikar ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Sweet-maker, Mistry, Karigar, Cook, Haluikar, Clerk, Cashier ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Manager ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
8 CONSUMER CO- OPERATIVE SOCIETIES, PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL CO- OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
/ MARKETING SOCIETIES
Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, Bearer, Durwan ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Duftry ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Clerk, Typist, Accountant, Computer Operator, Office Assistant ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Manager, Senior Accountant, Supervisor ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
9 COURIER SERVICE Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Man, Loader ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Assistant operator, Assistant Customer Care Staff, Assistant System Delivery Man ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Clerk, Computer Operator, Accountant, Office Assistant, Field Representative, Executive-Business Development, Executive-Operation, Executive-Customer Care, Supervisor, Driver ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Senior Executive, Senior Supervisor ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
10 EMPLOYMENT IN ENGINEERING UNITS EMPLOYING LESS THAN 50 PERSONS Unskilled ₹ 9839 ₹ 378 ₹ 9208 ₹ 354
11 ESTABLISHMENTS AS DEFINED UNDER THE SHOPS & ESTABLISHMENTS ACT, 1963 Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, Bearer, Messenger ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Duftry, Assistant Accountant ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Clerk, Typist, Office Assistant, Office Maintenance and Inventory Management Staff, Data Entry Operator, Accountant ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
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 ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
12 FLOOR AND WALL TILES MANUFACTURING Unskilled: Loading and Unloading Worker, Helper, Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Man ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Assistant of Tile Maker ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Tile Maker ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Chemist, Designer ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
13 GARMENTS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY Unskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Durwan, Security Guard, General Worker ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Machine Operator, Computer Operator ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Lock-Stitch Operator ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Checker, Supervisor ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
14 GLASS INDUSTRY Unskilled: 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 ₹ 9839 ₹ 378 ₹ 9208 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Bubbler, Bubbler Holder, Lineman, Airman, Fireman, Helper, Molters, Blacksmith, Grinder, Polisher, Cook, Sorter, Rulsawala (Neck Maker) ₹ 10822 ₹ 416 ₹ 10127 ₹ 390
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 ₹ 11905 ₹ 458 ₹ 11140 ₹ 428
Highly Skilled: Blower, Foreman, Shift-In-Charge ₹ 13096 ₹ 504 ₹ 12256 ₹ 471
15 HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS INCLUDING BOARDING HOUSES, EATING HOUSES, CANTEENS, CLUBS AND GUEST HOUSES Unskilled: Waiter, Washman, Peon, Utility Worker, Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Canteen Boy ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Helper of Technician Service, Waiter Grade-I, Steward, Assistant Supervisor ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Cook, Chief Cashier, Accountant, Bar Tender, Assistant Manager ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Manager, Chief Executive ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
16 ICE CREAM AND CANDY MANUFACTURING Unskilled ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
17 ICE FACTORY Unskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Cup-filling Worker, Candy Pouching Worker ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Operator, Machine Operator ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
18 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY Unskilled ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
19 JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY Unskilled ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
20 LAUNDRIES, LAUNDRY SERVICES, CLEANING & DYEING PLANTS & SHOPS Unskilled ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
21 LEATHER GOODS MANUFACTORY Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security man, Checking Man, Packing Man, Production Worker ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Helper of Karigar, Stitcher, Switcher, Laturer ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Karigar, Flooring Lineman, Store-in-Charge ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Designer, Lead Karigar ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
22 LOADING AND UNLOADING OPERATIONS Unskilled ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
23 MALLS, MULTIPLEXES, DEPARTMENTAL STORES AND MEGA STORES Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard, House Keeping Staff, Washer Man ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Counter Sales Personnel, Assistant Store Keeper, Launder, Junior/ Assistant Clerk ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Engineering Assistant/Supervisor, Clerk, Office Assistant, Accountant, Cashier ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Office Supervisor / Administrator, Senior Clerk, Checker, Production Manager ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
24 MANUFACTURE OF RUBBER PRODUCTS Unskilled ₹ 9839 ₹ 378 ₹ 9208 ₹ 354
Semi Skilled / Durwan ₹ 10822 ₹ 416 ₹ 10127 ₹ 390
Skilled / Clerk ₹ 11905 ₹ 458 ₹ 11140 ₹ 428
25 NON-BANKING PRIVATE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Unskilled: Office Boy, Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Security Guard ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Duftry. ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Clerk, Executive OIC, Junior Executive, Accountant, Computer Operator ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Manager, Senior Executive ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
26 PRIVATE HOSPITALS & RESEARCH CENTRES NOT CARRIED ON BY GOVT. OR LOCAL AUTHORITIES Unskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Ward Boy, Ward Assistant, Ayah, Attendant, Durwan, Peon, Security Guard, House Keeping Assistant, Office Bearer, Canteen Boy, Sweeper ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Lab Assistant, Blood Collector, Male Nursing Attendant, Male Medical Assistant, Trained Ayah,
Receptionist, Assistant Cook, Typist, Plumber, MGPS
₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
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 ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Senior Nurse, Pathologist, Matron, Dietician, Biochemist, Radiologist, Administrative Executive, Sales and Marketing Executive ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
27 REFRACTORY INDUSTRY Unskilled: General Mazdoor/Coolie/Kamin, Loader, Unloader, Porter, Assistant Gardener, Tarman, Stegman, Canteen Boy, Car cleaner, Peon, Durwan, Security Guard ₹ 9839 ₹ 378 ₹ 9208 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Crusher Mazdoor, Line Mazdoor, Grinder, Trolley man, Stamper, Checker, Setter, Semi-skilled Mason, Boiler man, Carpenter, Mixing Attendant, Pump Khalashi ₹ 10822 ₹ 416 ₹ 10127 ₹ 390
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 ₹ 11905 ₹ 458 ₹ 11140 ₹ 428
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 ₹ 13096 ₹ 504 ₹ 12256 ₹ 471
28 ROLLING OF IRON RODS, PLATES, ANGLES ETC. & ROLLING MILLS Unskilled ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
29 SALOONS AND BEAUTY PARLOUR Unskilled: Helper, Cleaner, Sweeper, Assistant, House-Keeping Staff, Security Guard ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Front Office Employee ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Hair Cutter, Hair Stylist, Skin Specialist, Therapist, Beautician ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Hair Dresser, Spa Specialist, Dietician ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471
30 SECURITY SERVICES Unskilled: Security Guard, Watchman, Durwan ₹ 9839 ₹ 378 ₹ 9208 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Ex-Serviceman Security Guard, Unskilled Supervisor ₹ 10822 ₹ 416 ₹ 10127 ₹ 390
Skilled: Field Supervisor, Ex-Serviceman Field Supervisor, Marketing Personnel, Guard with Fire Arms, Gunman, Marketing Personnel, Clerk, Accountant, Cashier ₹ 11905 ₹ 458 ₹ 11140 ₹ 428
31 WOOD WORKS AND FURNITURE INDUSTRY Unskilled: Peon, Cleaner, Sweeper, Bearer, Van Puller ₹ 9841 ₹ 379 ₹ 9210 ₹ 354
Semi-Skilled: Assistant Carpenter, Assistant Fitter, Assistant Mistry ₹ 10826 ₹ 416 ₹ 10128 ₹ 390
Skilled: Carpenter, Fitting Mistry, Varnishing and Polishing Mistry ₹ 11909 ₹ 458 ₹ 11142 ₹ 429
Highly Skilled: Designer ₹ 13099 ₹ 504 ₹ 12258 ₹ 471

West Bengal Government and Bank Holidays List 2024 Notification, Download PDF

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 January 2024 [PDF]

Official Website

You may visit the Official Website of West Bengal Labour Commissioner to know the revised minimum wages for other employments in West Bengal State from 01 January 2024.

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