Payment of wages to contract workers in Central PSEs

Payment of wages under the Minimum Wages Act to contract / casual workers in Central Public Sector Enterprises

F. No. 2(4)12013-DPE(WC) GL-VII/13
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block No.14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road
New Delhi, the 21 February, 2013

Subject:- Payment of wages under the Minimum Wages Act to contract/casual workers in CPSEs.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the above noted subject and to state that reportedly few CPSEs are not paying the statutory wages and allowances to their casual/contract workers admissible under the Minimum Wages Act.
2. It must be ensured that the wages to the workmen in CPSEs are regulated as per the provisions of Minimum Wages Act and the agreement concluded between the Management and the Trade Union, and in no ease should the workers be paid wages less than the wages prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act. It may also be ensured that there is no incident of exploitation of casual/contract workers in any manner.
3. All administrative Ministries/Department of Government of India are requested to bring the aforesaid to the notice of the CPSEs under their administrative control for necessary action at their end.
(Umesh Dongre)

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