Minimum Wages Act, 1948
11. Wages in kind
(1) Minimum wages payable under this Act shall be paid in cash.
(2) Where it has been the custom to pay wages wholly or partly in kind the appropriate government being of the opinion that it is necessary in the circumstances of the case may by notification in the Official Gazette authorize the payment of minimum wages either wholly or partly in kind.
(3) If appropriate government is of the opinion that provision should be made for the supply of essential commodities at concession rates the appropriate government may by notification in the Official Gazette authorize the provision of such supplies at concessional rates.
(4) The cash value of wages in kind and of concessions in respect of supplies of essential commodities at concession rates authorized under sub-sections (2) and (3) shall be estimated in the prescribed manner.