Code on Wages

Code on Wages 2019

In 2019, the Ministry of Labour and Employment had introduced 4 Bills (Codes) to consolidate 29 laws of Central Government as regards employee remuneration.   

These Codes were proposed to regulate the following 4 key aspects:  

  • Wages,  
  • Industrial Relations, 
  • Social Security, and  
  • Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions. 

The Code on Wages was passed by the Parliament in 2019, whereas the other 3 bills were referred to the Standing Committee on Labour.   

Standing Committee on Labour submitted its report on the rest 3 Bills.  Thereafter the Government replaced these Bills with new Codes on 19th September 2020. 

In this report, we shall analyse the relevance and the applicability of the Code on Wages 2019.  

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Code on Wages 2019