Minimum Wages in Gujarat

Minimum Wages in Gujarat

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Minimum Wages in Gujarat 2024: A Comprehensive Guide

The State Government of Gujarat has recently revised the minimum wages, which will be effective from October 10th, 2023. The new minimum wage rates will apply to different zones and skill levels and cover 46 different “scheduled employments.”

This revision is expected to benefit around 2 crore workers. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the minimum wages in Gujarat for the year 2024.

What is included in the new minimum wage order?

The Labour & Employment Department of the Government of Gujarat has issued a notification regarding the revised minimum wages for various categories of workers in different zones of the state.

The new minimum wage order for Gujarat 2024 is effective from 01-10-2023 to 31-03-2024 and covers 46 businesses in Zone – I and Zone – II.

The order specifies the basic rates of salary/wages, the variable dearness allowance (VDA), and the total minimum wages per day and per month for skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled workers in each zone. Here is the definition of employment type:


An employee who performs simple duties that require little or no independent judgment or previous experience.

Semi Skilled

An employee who performs work of a routine nature with limited scope and where others make important decisions.


An employee who is capable of working efficiently, exercising independent judgment, and possessing a thorough knowledge of the trade, craft, or industry in which they are an employee.

Highly Skilled

An employee who is capable of working efficiently and supervising the work of skilled employees.

Sr No. Scheduled Employment Category of Workers Zone Basic Minimum Wages V.D.A Total Minimum Wages per Day (in Rs) Monthly Wages (in Rs)
1 Minimum Wages Rate Applies on 46 All Establishment/Factory and Ship Breaking Work Skilled 1 ₹474 ₹21 ₹495 ₹12,870
Semi Skilled 1 ₹462 ₹21 ₹483 ₹12,558
Unskilled 1 ₹452 ₹21 ₹473 ₹12,298
Skilled 2 ₹462 ₹21 ₹483 ₹12,558
Semi Skilled 2 ₹452 ₹21 ₹473 ₹12,298
Unskilled 2 ₹441 ₹21 ₹462 ₹12,012
2 Area – A: Limits of Ahmedabad Municipal Area within 10 KM aforesaid limits Area A ₹452 ₹21 ₹473 ₹12,298
Area – B: Limits of Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Surat, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar and Junagadh Municipal Corporation The area within 5 KM of the aforesaid limits Area B ₹452 ₹21 ₹473 ₹12,298
Area – C: All other areas in the State of Gujarat not included in Area – A and Area – B Area C ₹441 ₹21 ₹462 ₹12,012


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