Rajasthan Labour Department directs employers of any factory to pay wages only by cheque / banking facilities effective 12th May, 2017
In line with the recent amendment brought about to the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2017, the Rajasthan Labour Department, by way of a notification, has directed the employers of factories to pay wages only by way of cheque or by crediting the bank accounts of employees.
Therefore, employers of factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 (employing 20 or more persons with power or 40 or more persons without power) must pay wages to the employees only by way of cheque or by crediting their bank accounts.
However, employees who are engaged in urgent, temporary or casual work and receiving wages upto Rs. 5000 per month can still be paid their wages by way of cash.
The notification is effective 12th May, 2017.
Source: Rajasthan Gazette