Permanent and Temporary Workers :Average Daily Earnings

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Permanent and Temporary Workers


According to the survey conducted by National Sample Survey Office during 2009-10 and the information collected under the Employment Market Information Programme of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the total number of workers in organised and unorganised sectors was 2.87 crore and 43.7 crore respectively, in 2009-10.  Information on permanent and temporary workers in the country is not maintained separately.

The details of average daily earnings   (in Rs.) of the workers are as follows as per Labour Bureau Report, 2007-08 on Average Daily Earnings:

All  India : 186.86
Public Sector : 398.67      
Joint  Sector : 377.76
Private Sector : 182.11

In order to have a uniform wage structure and to reduce the disparity in minimum wages across the country, concept of National Floor Level Minimum Wage was mooted on the basis of the recommendations of the National Commission on Rural Labour (NCRL) in 1991. On the basis of increase in the Consumer Price Index, the Central Government has recently revised the National Floor Level Minimum Wages to Rs.115/- per day with effect from 01.04.2011.

This information was given by the Minister of Labour and Employment Shri   Mallikarjun Kharge  in reply in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.


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