‘Equal pay for Equal work’ for Casual Workers: Compliance with Hon’ble Courts’ Judgments thereon
No.W-02/0038/2019-DPE (WC)-GL- XVIII/19
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block No.14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.
Dated, the 13th September, 2019
Subject: ‘Equal pay for Equal work’ for Casual Workers: Compliance with Hon’ble Courts’ Judgments thereon-reg.
On the above subject, the undersigned is directed to refer to various instructions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and also to the DOPT’s OM dated 49014/1/2017-Estt.(C) pt. dated 04′ September, 2019.
- The following provisions are hereby extended to casual worker/daily wager employed by Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs):
i. Where the nature of work entrusted to the casual workers and regular employees is the same, the casual workers may be paid at the rate of 1/30th of the pay at the minimum of the relevant pay scale plus dearness allowance for work of 8 hours a day.
ii In cases where the work done by a casual worker is different from the work done by a regular employee, the casual worker may be paid only the minimum wages notified by the Ministry of Labour & Employment or the state Government/Union Territory Administration, whichever is higher as per the Minimum Wage Act, 1948.
iii. Persons on daily wages (casual workers) should not be recruited for work of regular nature.
- All CEOs of CPSEs and administrative Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure strict compliance of the above provisions.
All administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.