[15th March, 1948]
An act to provide for fixing minimum rate of wages in certain employments.
Where it is expedient to provide for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments:
It is hereby enacted as follows:
“The justification for statutory fixation of minimum wages is obvious. Such provisions which exists in more advanced countries are even more necessary in India, where workers organisations are yet poorly developed and worker’s bargaining power is consequently poor.” (Gazette of India).