Chapter Eleven

Wage Legislation

Wages are miserably low and employment too scarce and insecure in the rural and in the unorganized sectors to mitigate poverty and deprivation; while in the organized sector, the wages are rising and employment is secure.


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the need for and limitations of wage legislations in India

  • List the major pieces of legislations related to wages in India

  • Understand the main provisions related to these legislations

  • Prepare a check-list for compliance to these provisions

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