The government of Assam has decided to revise the minimum wage for employees under private security agencies, an official release said.
According to a notification by the Labour Welfare Department, the state government, after consultation with the Minimum Wages Advisory Board, has revised the minimum wages of employees.
The revised minimum wages of a security officer is Rs 18,700, supervisor Rs 15,600, gunman (armed) Rs 13,700 and Security Guard (Unarmed) Rs 10,700.
Accommodation, Employers’ Contribution of any Employees Provident Fund/Employees State Insurance and any other social scheme is excluded from the minimum wages. In addition to fixed rate of minimum wages, the employees shall be entitled to Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) at the rate of 100 per cent over rise and fall of Index Point in the All India Consumer Price Index for industrial workers calculated with reference to the wages of workers.
The overtime rate shall be twice more than normal wage which shall be payable for every work in excess of 8 hours in a day and 48 hours in a week, reported TNT.
Workers will be allowed a day’s rest every week. The notification has come into effect from January 1, 2018, the release added.