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The code on wages 2019 to replace 4 Acts

It will replace the following 4 Acts:

1⃣Payment of Wages Act
2⃣Minimum Wages Act
3⃣Payment of Bonus Act
4⃣Equal Remuneration Act.
The code on wages 2019 will be applicable from the date prescribed by the government.   It has 69 sections covering various provisions related to wages.


Clause 1

Short title, extent and commencement.


Clause 2



Clause 3 

Prohibition of discrimination on ground of gender.


Clause 4

Decision as to disputes with regard to same or similar nature of work.


Clause 5 

Payment of minimum rate of wages.


Clause 6

Fixation of minimum wages.


Clause 7

Components of minimum wages.


Clause 8

Procedure for fixing and revising minimum wages.


Clause 9

Power of Central Government to fix floor wage.


Clause 10

Wages of employee who works for less than normal working day.


Clause 11

Wages for two or more classes of work.


Clause 12 

Minimum time rate wages for piece work.


Clause 13

Fixing hours of work for a normal working day.


Clause 14

Wages for overtime work.


Clause 15 

Mode of payment of wages.


Clause 16

Fixation of wage period.


Clause 17 

Time limit for payment of wages.


Clause 18

Deductions which may be made from wages.


Clause 19



Clause 20

Deductions for absence from duty.


Clause 21 

Deductions for damage or loss.


Clause 22

Deductions for services rendered.


Clause 23

Deductions for recovery of advances.


Clause 24 

Deductions for recovery of loans.


Clause 25 

Chapter not to apply to Government establishments.


Clause 26 

Eligibility for bonus, etc.


Clause 27

Proportionate reduction in bonus in certain cases.


Clause 28 

Computation Of number of working days.


Clause 29 

Disqualification for bonus.


Clause 30

Establishments to include departments, undertakings and branches.


Clause 31 

Payment of bonus out of allocable surplus.


Clause 32 

Computation of gross profits.


Clause 33

Computation of available surplus.


Clause 34

Sums deductible from gross profits.


Clause 35

Calculation of direct tax payable by employer.


Clause 36

Set on and set off of allocable surplus.


Clause 37

Adjustment of customary or interim bonus against bonus payable under this Code.


Clause 38

Deduction of certain amounts from bonus payable.


Clause 39

Time limit for payment of bonus.


Clause 40

Application of this Chapter to establishments in public sector in certain cases.


Clause 41

Non- applicability of this Chapter.


Clause 42 

Central Advisory Board and State Advisory Boards.


Clause 43

Responsibility for payment of various dues.


Clause 44

Payment of various undisbursed dues in case of death of employee.


Clause 45

Claims under Code and procedure thereof.


Clause 46

Reference of disputes under this Code.


Clause 47

Presumption about accuracy of balance sheet and profit and loss account of corporations and companies.


Clause 48

Audit of account of employers not being coporations or companies.


Clause 49



Clause 50

Records, returns and notices.


Clause 51

Appointment of Inspector- cum- Facilitators and their powers.


Clause 52

Cognizance of offences.


Clause 53

Power of officers of appropriate Government to impose penalty in certain cases.


Clause 54

Penalties for offences.


Clause 55

Offences by companies.


Clause 56

Composition of offences.


Clause 57

Bar of suits.


Clause 58

Protection of action taken in good faith.


Clause 59

Burden of proof.


Clause 60

Contracting out.


Clause 61

Effect of laws agreements, etc., inconsistent with this Code.


Clause 62

Delegation of powers.


Clause 63

Exemption of employer from liability in certain cases.


Clause  64

Protection against attachments of assets of employer with Government.


Clause 65

Power of Central Government to give directions.


Clause 66



Clause  67

Power of appropriate Government to make rules.


Clause 68

Power to remove difficulties.


Clause 69

Repeal and savings.

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