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Section 5 of Minimum Wages Act, 1948

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Section 5 of Minimum Wages Act, 1948 deals with procedure for fixing and revising minimum rates of wages.

  • Section 5(1): Appropriate Government can set up any number of committees or sub-committees as it considers necessary to hold inquiries and advice it in respect of fixing rate of minimum wages.
  • Section 5(2): Statutory obligation to issue notification and to have is published in Official Gazette withing two months from the date of notification.
  • Principles of Natural Justice should be strictly followed when fixing the rate.
  • Rates comes into effective on a date as specified in the notification or three months from the date of issue of the notification in the Official Gazette.
  • Provisio: The Advisory Board shall be consulted before revising minimum rate of wages.

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