Kerala Minimum Wages – Shops & Commercial Establishment – Jan 2020 Onward

Kerala Minimum Wages – Shops & Commercial Establishments – January 2020 Notification

Shops & Establishments Minimum wages in Kerala are not divided directly under skilled, Semi- Skilled and Unskilled category. The minimum wages are given as as per different Grades –

  1. Special Grade – Manager
  2. Grade A
  3. Grade B
  4. Grade C
  5. Grade D
  6. Grade E

The concept of Minimum Wages & the process of revising the wages are quite interesting. Understanding of Minimum Wages Act is a must for every HR person. I have explained about the Concept of Minimum Wages and the overview of Minimum Wages Act in simple language.

For Kerala, the minimum wages notification are uploaded by Labour Commissionerate, Government of Kerala, on their official website.

Revised CPI for the Kerala Minimum wages has been notified for January 2020. Basic wages for Shops & Commercial Establishment were revised as per Minimum Wages Notification of Dec 2016. We get the minimum wages after adding the “Basic Wages” with “DA” (Dearness Allowance, calculated as per CPI).

Since the CPI (Consumer Price Index) for all the Districts is different, therefore the minimum wages for the districts is different.

The Minimum wages in different grades for shops & commercial establishments are given below for each District –

Minimum Wages in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Thiruvananthapuram Special 9330 3094 200 12624 12424
Grade A 9120 3094 200 12414 12214
Grade B 8910 3094 200 12204 12004
Grade C 8700 3094 200 11994 11794
Grade D 8490 3094 200 11784 11584
Grade E 8280 3094 200 11574 11374

Minimum Wages in Kollam, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Kollam Special 9330 2834 200 12364 12164
Grade A 9120 2834 200 12154 11954
Grade B 8910 2834 200 11944 11744
Grade C 8700 2834 200 11734 11534
Grade D 8490 2834 200 11524 11324
Grade E 8280 2834 200 11314 11114

Minimum Wages in Punalur, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Punalur Special 9330 3094 200 12624 12424
Grade A 9120 3094 200 12414 12214
Grade B 8910 3094 200 12204 12004
Grade C 8700 3094 200 11994 11794
Grade D 8490 3094 200 11784 11584
Grade E 8280 3094 200 11574 11374

Minimum Wages in Pathanamthitta, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Pathanamthitta Special 9330 3640 200 13170 12970
Grade A 9120 3640 200 12960 12760
Grade B 8910 3640 200 12750 12550
Grade C 8700 3640 200 12540 12340
Grade D 8490 3640 200 12330 12130
Grade E 8280 3640 200 12120 11920

Minimum Wages in Alappuzha, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Alappuzha Special 9330 3302 200 12832 12632
Grade A 9120 3302 200 12622 12422
Grade B 8910 3302 200 12412 12212
Grade C 8700 3302 200 12202 12002
Grade D 8490 3302 200 11992 11792
Grade E 8280 3302 200 11782 11582

Minimum Wages in Kottayam, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Kottayam Special 9330 3276 200 12806 12606
Grade A 9120 3276 200 12596 12396
Grade B 8910 3276 200 12386 12186
Grade C 8700 3276 200 12176 11976
Grade D 8490 3276 200 11966 11766
Grade E 8280 3276 200 11756 11556

Minimum Wages in Mundakayam, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Mundakayam Special 9330 3354 200 12884 12684
Grade A 9120 3354 200 12674 12474
Grade B 8910 3354 200 12464 12264
Grade C 8700 3354 200 12254 12054
Grade D 8490 3354 200 12044 11844
Grade E 8280 3354 200 11834 11634

Minimum Wages in Idukki, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Idukki Special 9330 2522 200 12052 11852
Grade A 9120 2522 200 11842 11642
Grade B 8910 2522 200 11632 11432
Grade C 8700 2522 200 11422 11222
Grade D 8490 2522 200 11212 11012
Grade E 8280 2522 200 11002 10802

Minimum Wages in Ernakulam, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Ernakulam Special 9330 2678 200 12208 12008
Grade A 9120 2678 200 11998 11798
Grade B 8910 2678 200 11788 11588
Grade C 8700 2678 200 11578 11378
Grade D 8490 2678 200 11368 11168
Grade E 8280 2678 200 11158 10958

Minimum Wages in Chalakkuddy, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Chalakkuddy Special 9330 2912 200 12442 12242
Grade A 9120 2912 200 12232 12032
Grade B 8910 2912 200 12022 11822
Grade C 8700 2912 200 11812 11612
Grade D 8490 2912 200 11602 11402
Grade E 8280 2912 200 11392 11192

Minimum Wages in Thrissur, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Thrissur Special 9330 2418 200 11948 11748
Grade A 9120 2418 200 11738 11538
Grade B 8910 2418 200 11528 11328
Grade C 8700 2418 200 11318 11118
Grade D 8490 2418 200 11108 10908
Grade E 8280 2418 200 10898 10698

Minimum Wages in Palakkad, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Palakkad Special 9330 2444 200 11974 11774
Grade A 9120 2444 200 11764 11564
Grade B 8910 2444 200 11554 11354
Grade C 8700 2444 200 11344 11144
Grade D 8490 2444 200 11134 10934
Grade E 8280 2444 200 10924 10724

Minimum Wages in Malappuram, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Malappuram Special 9330 2808 200 12338 12138
Grade A 9120 2808 200 12128 11928
Grade B 8910 2808 200 11918 11718
Grade C 8700 2808 200 11708 11508
Grade D 8490 2808 200 11498 11298
Grade E 8280 2808 200 11288 11088

Minimum Wages in Kozhikode, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Kozhikode Special 9330 3068 200 12598 12398
Grade A 9120 3068 200 12388 12188
Grade B 8910 3068 200 12178 11978
Grade C 8700 3068 200 11968 11768
Grade D 8490 3068 200 11758 11558
Grade E 8280 3068 200 11548 11348

Minimum Wages in Wayanad, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Wayanad Special 9330 2340 200 11870 11670
Grade A 9120 2340 200 11660 11460
Grade B 8910 2340 200 11450 11250
Grade C 8700 2340 200 11240 11040
Grade D 8490 2340 200 11030 10830
Grade E 8280 2340 200 10820 10620

Minimum Wages in Kannur, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Kannur Special 9330 3224 200 12754 12554
Grade A 9120 3224 200 12544 12344
Grade B 8910 3224 200 12334 12134
Grade C 8700 3224 200 12124 11924
Grade D 8490 3224 200 11914 11714
Grade E 8280 3224 200 11704 11504

Minimum Wages in Kasargod, Kerala –

District Grade Basic DA Special Wages for urban areas Minimum Wages for Urban Areas Minimum Wages for Non-Urban Areas
Kasargod Special 9330 3198 200 12728 12528
Grade A 9120 3198 200 12518 12318
Grade B 8910 3198 200 12308 12108
Grade C 8700 3198 200 12098 11898
Grade D 8490 3198 200 11888 11688
Grade E 8280 3198 200 11678 11478

Resources for Kerala Minimum Wages –

Minimum wages depends on the basic wages & Dearness Allowances. Following is the details for these resources for Kerala Minimum Wages – 

    1. You can check the CPI (Consumer Price Index Numbers) for Agricultural Labourers and Industrial Workers for the Month of January 2020 from the following website of Government of Kerala, Dept of Economics & Statistics  –  http://www.ecostat.kerala.gov.in/index.php/cpindex2011-2012
    2. You can download the Basic Minimum Wage notification pdf of December 2016 from here – Kerala Minimum Wages – Labour Department Notification 2017 2018

Different grades for Minimum Wages in Kerala

1. Special Grade

Ths special grade is for Manager i.e. all managerial employees.

2. Grade A

The grade consists of (1) Assistant Manager (Lodges), (2) Receptionist , (3) Accountant/Clerk, (4) Cashier, (5) Fitter (Cycle dealer shops, repairing and hiring shops), (6) Reflectionary man (Optical shops), (7) Chemist (Soap, candle and soft drinks manufacturing establishments), (8) Inspector (Parcel Services)

3. Grade B

The grade consists of (1) Glass Cutter (Glass and Photo framing shops), (2) Photo Framing Worker, (3) Auctioner (Vegetable shops), (4) Mobile Salesman/Running Salesman/Cycle Salesman (Sweet stalls/Ice-fruits and cold  drinks/soda factories/soft drink shops/, Coffee and Tea/mlilk and Dairy Products,, Bakeries and C confectioneries), (5) Mechanic (Ice, Ice fruits and cold drinks, and soft drinks establishments), (6) Canvaser (Laundries and dry cleaners), (7) Cashier cum Bill Collector (Petrol Bunks), (8) Mixer (Perfumery works), (9) Service man (Fuel dealers shops), (10) Engraver cum Sales man (Steel and, Aluminium Vessels shops), (11) Darkroom man (Photo studio), (12) Assistant Fitter (Cycle dealers, repairing, and hiring shops), (13) Repairer, (14) Fitter (Grinding cutter, Optical shops), (15) Head baker (Bakeries and Confectioneries, (16) Sweet maker, (17) Mechanic Fitter (Parcel service), (18) Personal Assistant (Commission, Agencies House), (19) Steamer Supervisor (Steamer Agency House), (20) Tally Supervisor (Steamer Agency House), (21) Ice, Ice fruit and Soft Drinks maker, (22) Umbrella Repairer (Umbrella Shops), (23) Electrician(Lodges), (24) Lift Operator (Lodges), (25) Security Guard (lodges), (26) Driver ( Lodges)

4. Grade C

General Worker ( Grocery shops & parcel services), Polisher ( Automobile dealers shop ), Delivery Man (Fuel Gas Dealers shops), Milk Operator etc.

5. Grade D

Numbering Man ( Laundries & dry cleaners & book binding shops ), Filling and packing man (Perfumery Works), Helper ( Cycle dealers, cycle fitting and cycle repairing and hiring shops ), Garder ( Lodges) etc.

 6.  Grade E

The minimum wages in Kerala for Grade E are applicable for Cleaner, Office Attender, Studio Attender, Messenger, Steamer Watchman, Steamer Godown watchman, Sweeper.

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