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Vision & Mission

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 is a Central Act enacted by the Parliament, Government of India. It provides for fixing the rates of minimum wagesto be paid to a worker in certain employments. Part II of the Schedule to the said Act is related with the Employment in Agriculture, which consists of employment in any form of farming, including the cultivation and tillage of the soil, dairy farming, the production cultivation, growing and harvesting of any agricultural commodity, the raising of live stock, bees or poultry and any practice performed by a farmer or on a farm as incidental to or in connection with farm operations (including any forestry and time bearing operations and the preparation for market and delivery to storage or to market or to carriage for transportation to market or farm produce)

A separate wing of Rural Labour Commissioner at the State level under the Labour and Employment Department, has been created since 1981 as per the recommendations by Satem Commission in order to give special attention for implementation of the provisions of the said Act and to ensure that unorganized Agricultural - Rural workers get the minimum rates of wages as prescribed by the State from time to time. The mission of this office is to ensure implementation of the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 in the employment of Agriculture and since 2004, 13 scheduled employments found within the Gram Panchayat areas.

Moreover, the officers under the Commissionerate are also declared as inspectors to enforce some of the provisions of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, the Inter State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Services) Act, 1979 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1979 in the employment of Agriculture and 13 scheduled employments within Gram Panchayat areas.

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