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WEST BENGAL- Minimum Wages, a Dead Letter

WEST BENGAL Minimum Wages, a Dead Letter Biren Roy THE Minimum Wages Act, 1948, was enacted with a view to fixing the minimum rate of wages for employments covered by the schedule which contained industries where sweated labour was prevalent. Though this is a Central Act, state governments are empowered to fix the minimum rate of wages in consultation with the Advisory Committee formed for the purpose or by notification in the official gazette. The Act also provides for the formation of state-level Advisory Boards to co-ordinate the activities of the Advisory Committees or Sub-Com- mittees. The Act provides that minimum wages should be reviewed at intervals not exceeding five years.

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