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The Code on Wages, 2019

[Act No. 29 of 2019]

[8th August, 2019.]

Title Code on Wages, 2019
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Prohibition of discrimination on ground of gender
4. Decision as to disputes with regard to same or similar nature of work
Chapter II Minimum Wages
5. Payment of minimum rate of wages
6. Fixation of minimum wages
7. Components of minimum wages
8. Procedure for fixing and revising minimum wages
9. Power of Central Government to fix floor wage
10. Wages of employee who works for less than normal working day
11. Wages for two or more classes of work
12. Minimum time rate wages for piece work
13. Fixing hours of work for normal working day
14. Wages for overtime work
Chapter III Payment of Wages
15. Mode of payment of wages
16. Fixation of wage period
17. Time limit for payment of wages
18. Deductions which may be made from wages
19. Fines
20. Deductions for absence from duty
21. Deductions for damage or loss
22. Deductions for services rendered
23. Deductions for recovery of advances
24. Deductions for recovery of loans
25. Chapter not to apply to Government establishments
Chapter IV Payment of Bones
26. Eligibility for bonus, etc.
27. Proportionate reduction in bonus in certain cases
28. Computation of number of working days
29. Disqualification for bonus
30. Establishments to include departments, undertakings and branches
31. Payment of bonus out of allocable surplus
32. Computation of gross profits
33. Computation of available surplus
34. Sums deductible from gross profits
35. Calculation of direct tax payable by employer
36. Set on and set off of allocable surplus
37. Adjustment of customary or interim bonus against bonus payable under this Code
38. Deduction of certain amounts from bonus payable
39. Time limit for payment of bonus
40. Application of this Chapter to establishments in public sector in certain cases
41. Non-applicability of this Chapter
Chapter V Advisory Board
42. Central Advisory Board and State Advisory Boards
Chapter VI Payment of Dues Claims and Audit
43. Responsibility for payment of various dues
44. Payment of various undisbursed dues in case of death of employee
45. Claims under Code and procedure thereof
46. Reference of disputes under this Code
47. Presumption about accuracy of balance sheet and profit and loss account of corporations and companies
48. Audit of account of employers not being corporations or companies
49. Appeal
50. Records, returns and notices
Chapter VII Inspectory-Cum-Facilitator
51. Appointment of Inspector-cum-Facilitators and their powers
Chapter VIII Offences and Penalties
52. Cognizance of offences
53. Power of officers of appropriate Government to impose penalty in certain cases
54. Penalties for offences
55. Offences by companies
56. Composition of offences
Chapter X Miscellaneous
57. Bar of suits
58. Protection of action taken in good faith
59. Burden of proof
60. Contracting out
61. Effect of laws agreements, etc., inconsistent with this Code
62. Delegation of powers
63. Exemption of employer from liability in certain cases
64. Protection against attachments of assets of employer with Government
65. Power of Central Government to give directions
66. Saving
67. Power of appropriate Government to make rules
68. Power to remove difficulties
69. Repeal and savings

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