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Section 12, Minimum Wages Act, 1948: Payment Of Minimum Rates Of Wages

Section 12 (Payment of minimum rates of wages) of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, reads as follows:—

(1) Where in respect of any scheduled employment a notification under section 5 is in force, the employer shall pay to every employee engaged in a scheduled employment under him wages at a rate not less than the minimum rate of wages fixed by such notification for that class of employees in that employment without any deductions except as may be authorised within such time and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.

(2) Nothing contained in this section shall affect the provisions of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (4 of 1936).

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) After the words and figures “under section 5” , the words and figures “or section 10” were omitted by the Minimum Wages (Amendment) Act, 1957 (30 of 1957), s. 9.

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