The Code on Wages, 2019

CourtMinistry of Labour and Employment
Record Number201929
Act Number29
Enactment Date08 Aug 2019
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THE CODE ON WAGES, 2019
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
SECTIONS
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
2. Definitions.
3. Prohibition of discrimination on ground of gender.
4. Decision as to disputes with regard to same or similar nature of work.
CHAPTER II
MINIMUM WAGES
5. Payment of minimum rate of wages.
6. Fixation of minimum wages.
7. Components of minimum wages.
8. Procedure for fixing and revising minimum wages.
9. Power of Central Government to fix floor wage.
10. Wages of employee who works for less than normal working day.
11. Wages for two or more classes of work.
12. Minimum time rate wages for piece work.
13. Fixing hours of work for normal working day.
14. Wages for overtime work.
CHAPTER III
PAYMENT OF WAGES
15. Mode of payment of wages.
16. Fixation of wage period.
17. Time limit for payment of wages.
18. Deductions which may be made from wages.
19. Fines.
20. Deductions for absence from duty.
21. Deductions for damage or loss.
22. Deductions for services rendered.
23. Deductions for recovery of advances.
24. Deductions for recovery of loans.
25. Chapter not to apply to Government establishments.
CHAPTER IV
PAYMENT OF BONES
26. Eligibility for bonus, etc.
27. Proportionate reduction in bonus in certain cases.
28. Computation of number of working days.
29. Disqualification for bonus.
30. Establishments to include departments, undertakings and branches.
31. Payment of bonus out of allocable surplus.
32. Computation of gross profits.
33. Computation of available surplus.
34. Sums deductible from gross profits.
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SECTIONS
35. Calculation of direct tax payable by employer.
36. Set on and set off of allocable surplus.
37. Adjustment of customary or interim bonus against bonus payable under this Code.
38. Deduction of certain amounts from bonus payable.
39. Time limit for payment of bonus.
40. Application of this Chapter to establishments in public sector in certain cases.
41. Non-applicability of this Chapter.
CHAPTER V
ADVISORY BOARD
42. Central Advisory Board and State Advisory Boards.
CHAPTER VI
PAYMENT OF DUES CLAIMS AND AUDIT
43. Responsibility for payment of various dues.
44. Payment of various undisbursed dues in case of death of employee.
45. Claims under Code and procedure thereof.
46. Reference of disputes under this Code.
47. Presumption about accuracy of balance sheet and profit and loss account of corporations and
companies.
48. Audit of account of employers not being corporations or companies.
49. Appeal.
50. Records, returns and notices.
CHAPTER VII
INSPECTORY-CUM-FACILITATOR
51. Appointment of Inspector-cum-Facilitators and their powers.
CHAPTER VIII
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
52. Cognizance of offences.
53. Power of officers of appropriate Government to impose penalty in certain cases.
54. Penalties for offences.
55. Offences by companies.
56. Composition of offences.
CHAPTER X
MISCELLANEOUS
57. Bar of suits.
58. Protection of action taken in good faith.
59. Burden of proof.
60. Contracting out.
61. Effect of laws agreements, etc., inconsistent with this Code.
62. Delegation of powers.
63. Exemption of employer from liability in certain cases.
64. Protection against attachments of assets of employer with Government.
65. Power of Central Government to give directions.
66. Saving.
67. Power of appropriate Government to make rules.
68. Power to remove difficulties.
69. Repeal and savings.

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