Code on Wages, 2019

The Code on Wages,2019 is one of the four codes, introduced to replace the the existing labour laws in India. The Code on Wages,2019 has recieved president's assent in August,2019, but is yet to be implemented in the country.

The Code on Wages,2019 , after implementation, will subsume 4 existing laws namely:

  1. Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  2. Payment of Wages Act,1936
  3. Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  4. Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

The states are releasing the Code on Wages rules, applicable in the respective areas and the release status is

State/UT Draft status

S.No State Status Available at
1 Andaman and Nicobar Draft Awaited
2 Andhra Pradesh Released on 18th June 2022 Andhra Pradesh Code on Wages
3 Arunachal Pradesh Draft Awaited
4 Assam Released on 20th October 2021 Code on Wages Assam
5 Bihar Released on 18th Feburary 2021 Bihar Wage Rules
6 Central Released on 2nd August 2019 Code on Wages
7 Chandigarh Released Chandigarh Code on Wages
8 Chhattisgarh Released on 25th May 2021 Chhattisgarh Code on Wages
9 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Draft Awaited
10 Delhi Released on 26th November 2021 Code on Wages Delhi
11 Goa Released on 23rd September 2021 Goa Code on Wages
12 Gujarat Released on 31st March 2021 Code on Wages Gujarat
13 Haryana Released on 16th September 2021 Code on Wages (Haryana) Rules
14 Himachal Pradesh Released on 17th July 2021 Code on Wages Himachal Pradesh
15 Jammu and Kashmir Released on 15th January 2021 Code on Wages, J&K
16 Jharkhand Released on 14th July 2021 Code on Wages (Jharkhand)
17 Karnataka Released on 2nd March 2021 Code on Wages Karnataka
18 Kerala Released on 14th December 2021 Code on wages Kerala
19 Ladakh Released on 20th April 2022 Code on Wages Ladakh
20 Lakshadweep Draft Awaited
21 Madhya Pradesh Released on 23rd December 2020 Madhya Pradesh Code on Wages
22 Maharashtra Released on 18th September 2021 Maharashtra Code on Wages Rules
23 Manipur Released on 19th November 2021 Code on Wages (Manipur)
24 Meghalaya Draft Awaited
25 Mizoram Released on 12th November 2021 Mizoram Code on Wages
26 Nagaland Draft Awaited
27 Odisha Released on 10th March 2021 Odisha Code on Wages
28 Puducherry Released on 17th Novermber 2021 Puducherry Code on Wages
29 Punjab Released on 2nd April 2021 Code on Wages(Punjab)
30 Rajasthan Released on 14th July 2021 Code on Wages(Rajasthan)
31 Sikkim Released on 27th January 2022 Sikkim Code on Wages
32 Tamil Nadu Released on 11th April 2022 Code on Wages (Tamil Nadu)
33 Telangana Released on 29th September 2021 Telangana Code on Wages
34 Tripura Released on 31st March 2021 Tripura Code on Wages
35 Uttar Pradesh Released on 25th Feburary 2021 Uttar Pradesh Code on Wages
36 Uttarakhand Released on 25th Feburary 2021 Uttarakhand Code on Wages
37 West Bengal Draft Awaited

After the implementation, the principal employer will have to maintain/submit the following reports under the code

Form No Name Rule Submission By
Form I Register of Wages, Fines, Deduction for Damage and Loss Rule 19 and Rule 51(1),51(2) & 51(3) Establishment
Form II Application Rule 49 Employee
Form III Appeal Rule 50 Employee / Establishment
Form IV Employee Register Rule 51(3) Establishment
Form V Wage Slip Rule 52 Establishment
Form VI Application for composition of offence Rule 54

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