Chandigarh, Jorawer Singh, November 23, 2012: A good news in the times of recession for the employed classes of Punjab, the Punjab Government has not only given bold increase to the minwage but also covered the most sought for category of Post Graduates under the notification.
The minimum wages now for any staff with postgraduate degree, including MBAs CAs and CS etc min wage is 10,370/-, making Punjab a first state of India to cover post graduates. The minimum wages for graduates & undergraduates with some certifications have been set at 8700/- & 7200 respectively.
Further, in a reprieve to the security personnels who brave the chill and harsh conditions, the Security Guard who has been trained under private security act has been termed as “skilled” with salary of 6877, while a Security Supervisor, trained as above will be “highly skilled” with min wage of 7909/-.
The housekeeping or pantry staff deployed as staff through contractor, casual or on contract basis has been put at a minimum wage of 6000/-
The detailed minimum wages with classification are as below:
Staff: White Collared Jobs
Cate A:10,370: Post Graduate: a person with post graduation degree, MBA, CS, CA or other such professional degree
Cate B: 8700: Any Graduate or undergraduate with office work related diploma/certificate course
Cate C: 7200: Matriculate with certificate of steno typist, computer/data entry operator, accountancy, timekeeper, salesman
Cate D: 6000: any class IV employee deployed for working in office, (including casual, through contractor or on contract basis.
Bargain-able Category Blue Collered
Unskilled: 5200: Gate keeper, undermatric peon, chowkidar, sweeper (without machines or electric gadgets), Poster boy, Gardner, Labourer, helper, pantry man, Loader unloader, Attendant etc. (please watch out there is different category for office staff).
Semi-Skilled: 5980: person with certificate course, ITI course, trainee or an apprentice after completing training, unskilled person with 10 years experience, sweeper with 2 years experience, housekeeping staff using machines/electrical gadgets, Security guard not trained under Private security agencies Act, Diploma
Skilled: 6877: 3 year Diploma Holder, or a semi skilled employee with 5 years experience, Security Guard trained under the act, Supervisory staff who cant take independent decisions, clerk, time keeper, salesman, office assistant, accountant, data entry/computer operator, LMV Drivers
Highly Skilled: 7909: Security Supervisor, Diploma in Accountancy, computers, stenography, supervisory staff, graduate cler, Heavy Vehicle Drivers.