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MCQs on Minimum Wages Act 1948

1. Statutory Minimum wage is fixed under
(a) Payment of Wages Act, 1936
(b) Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
(c) Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923
(d) Minimum Wages Act, 1948





2. Under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 the appropriate government shall fix the minimum rates of wages payable to the employees employed in an employment specified in
(a) Schedule I part I
(b) Schedule I part II
(c) Schedule I, Part I, II and the employments and added under section 27
(d) Schedule I and II



3. Which of the following is not a method for fixing Minimum Wages under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948?
(a) Notification Method
(b) Committee Method
(c) Bargaining Method
(d) None of the above



4. The minimum wages as fixed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 must be revised at least once in
(a) 2 years
(b) 3 years
(c) 5 years
(d) No mention under the Act




5. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 has
(a) One schedule covering different types of industries.
(b) One schedule covering different types of industries, shops and establishments.
(c) One schedule covering shops and establishments.
(d) Two schedules covering industrial establishments and agriculture.



6. Which one of the following is not based on the principle of welfare?
(a) Mica Mines Labour Welfare Funds Act
(b) Iron Ore Mines Labour Welfare Funds Act
(c) Minimum Wages Act
(d) Dock Workers (Safety, Health, Welfare) Act



7. Which of the following legislations apply to unorganized sector workers in India?
(a) Minimum Wages Act
(b) Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
(c) Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970
(d) All of the above




8. Under the Minimum Wages Act, which of the following cannot be appointed by the appropriate government by notification under the official gazette for deciding claims arising out of payment of less than the minimum rates of wages?
(a) Any commissioner for Workmen’s compensation
(b) Any officers of the Central Government exercising functions as a Labour Commissioner for any region
(c) Any officer of the State Government not below the rank of Labour Commissioner
(d) Any officer not less than the rank of District Magistrate




9. What are the methods mentioned in Section 5 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 for fixation/revision of minimum wages.
(a) Committee method
(b) Notification method.
(c)  Voting method
(d) Both (a) & (b)



10.In order to protect the minimum wages against inflation, the Central Government has made the provision of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) linked to --------- .
(a) Wholesale Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (WPI – IW)
(b) Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI – IW)
(c) Consumer Price Index Number for all Urban Consumers (CPI-UC)
(d) Wholesale Price Index Number for all Urban Consumers (WPI-UC)




11. Which of the following are the responsibilities of Central Advisory Board.
(a) Advising the Central and State Governments in the matters of the fixation of minimum rates of wages
(b) Advising the Central and State Governments in the matters of the revision of minimum rates of wages
(c)  Co-ordinate the work of State Advisory Boards
(d) All the above



12.The Central Advisory Board shall consist of the following members nominated by the Central Government
(a) The employers
(b) The employees
(c) Independent persons
(d) All the above




13.  If an employee works on any day on which he was employed for a period less than the requisite number of hours constituting a normal working day, he shall be entitled to receive wages
(a) for a full normal working day
(b) for the hours he had worked 
(c) for a half working day
(d) None of the above




14.To provide guidelines for wage structures in the country, a tripartite Committee Viz., "The Committee on Fair Wage" was constituted on  -------- .
(a) 1946
(b) 1948
(c) 1964
(d) 1950




15.Under this act, the appropriate Governments have the power to notify any employment where ------- number of employees are working in 'schedule of employment' to fix the rates of minimum wages
(a) 500 or more
(b) 100 or more
(c) 1000 or more
(d) 250 or more


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