Minimum Wage and Minimum Work Hour in India

Dr. Ravi Kumar Gupta

Research on wage fixing in the informal sector is totally neglected and any information in this regard is not available for India. It is widely accepted and known in theories and in general that wage in informal sector is determined by demand and supply of informal labour market. But fixing of wages in informal sector remains a kind of black hole. The paper examines the minimum work hour and over-time, knowledge and receipt of minimum wage in the construction sector in India. The result of the paper shows low paid over time job and very low level of overtime wage, hesitation in asking overtime wag end majority of the workers do not know about the minimum wage.

Volume 11 | 02-Special Issue

Pages: 2402-2405