THE ANDHRA  PRADESH GAZETTE

 

PART I – EXTRAORDINARY

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

 

 

No. 178 ]                                 HYDERABAD, FRIDAY,  MAY 4, 2001

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NOTIFICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

LABOUR, EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND FACTORIES DEPARTMENT

(Lab-II)

 

REVISION OF MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN THE EMPLOYMENT IN “FORESTRY AND TIMBERING OPERATIONS” IN PART-II OF THE SCHEDULE OF THE MINIMUM WAGES ACT, 1948.

 

(G.O.Ms.No.26, Labour, Employment, Training and Factories (Lab.II),

3rd April, 2001)

 

          In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 and sub-section (2) of section 5 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (Central Act II of 1948) and of all other powers herein to enabling and after having consulted the State Minimum Wages Advisory Board, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby fixes the minimum rates of wages which shall consist of basic wage as specified in Column (4) of the Schedule below as payable to each category of employees specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) thereof and employed in the employment in “Forestry and Timbering Operations” as  specified in Part-II of the Schedule of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 in the State of Andhra Pradesh as the same having been previously published as required under clause (b) of sub-section(1) of section 5 of the said Act.

 

          The minimum rates of wages so fixed shall come into force with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

NAME OF THE EMPLOYMENT: FORESTRY AND TIMBERING OPERATIONS

 

 

SL.

NO.

NAME OF THE CATEGORY

UNIT

TOTAL WAGES ROUNDED TO NEAREST RS.PS

(1)

(2)

(3)

ZONE-I

ZONE-II

ZONE-III

ZONE-IV

TIMBERING OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Selection Timber Coups, Tree Makers.

100 Nos.

50-80

50-80

50-80

50-80

2.

Other than Section Timber Coups.

1. Watchers

Per month

 

 

1448

 

 

1448

 

 

1448

 

 

1448

3.

Felling and conversion of timber

a. By axe

b. By saw

 

 

cum

Cum

 

 

57-40

67-10

 

 

54-40

63-60

 

 

63-40

68-10

 

 

57-40

67-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extraction of Bamboo

1000 Nos.

for girth

of over 25 Cmt.

2802

3204

3558

3234

For girth of 20 to 25 Cmt.

2648

2648

3558

3172

For girth of 15 to 20 Cmt.

2494

2494

3558

2494

For girth of 9 to 15 Cmt.

2448

2448

3558

2464

For girth of 9 Cmt. below

2340

2340

2802

2340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Sadanamu 1000 (Thousand)

For girth of over 25 Cmt. 

3004

3004

3004

3004

20 to 24 Cmt.

2648

2648

2648

2648

18 to 20 Cmt.

1524

2418

1784

1784

15 to 18 Cmt.

1386

2418

1386

1386

12 to 15 Cmt.

1156

1602

1602

1156

9 to 12 Cmt.

940

1356

1524

836

Below 9 Cmt.

646

970

1156

836

D.Cherukuvasams

1000 Nos.

308

308

308

308

E.Lathi, Chedi etc.

1000 Nos.

416

416

416

416

 

 

 

 

5.

Felling and Conversion of poles.

 

 

 

 

 

i.    20 – 30 Cms. Size

100 Nos.

89-30

89-30

89-30

89-30

ii.   31 – 45 Cms. Size

100 Nos.

159-20

159-20

159-20

159-20

iii.  46 – 60 Cms. Size

100 Nos.

281-80

281-80

281-80

281-80

6.

Felling Sixing & Lotting of Fuel wood.

Cum

25-40

27-70

25-40

25-40

7.

Debarking of Timber

Cum

16-30

28-90

19-40

16-30

8.

Tying & Dragging of Tibmer poles plain areas led Hilly & hundulated areas

Cum

50-80

56-70

40-60

40-60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Loading /Unloading

 

 

 

 

 

a. Timber

Cum

89-00

76-20

99-20

76-20

 

 

 

b. Poles

20 – 30 Cms. 100 Nos.

76-20

76-20

76-20

76-20

31 – 45 cms 100 Nos.

159-20

159-20

159-20

159-20

46-60 cms 100 nos.

323.40

323.40

323.40

323.40

C. Bamboo: Bamboos Arundanacea

i.Lower reaches:

Girth Classification;

 

 

 

 

 

Over 25 cms

1000 Nos.

508-20

308-00

308-20

308-20

21 to 25 cms

1000 Nos.

406-60

254-10

254-10

254-10

18 to 20 cms

1000 Nos.

308-00

203-30

203-30

203-30

15 to 18 cms

1000 Nos.

178-60

178-60

178-60

178-60

ii. ordinary reaches:

    Dendrocalmus           

    Strictus

 

 

 

 

 

18 cms and above

1000 Nos.

203-30

218-70

203-30

203-30

Over 15 to 18 cms

1000 Nos.

191-00

191-00

191-00

191-00

Over 12 to 15 cms

1000 Nos.

159-20

159-20

159-20

159-20

iii. Higher reaches:     

 

 

 

 

 

Over 9 to 15 cms

1000 Nos.

203-30

203-30

203-30

203-30

Below 9 cms

1000 Nos.

203-30

203-30

203-30

203-30

D. FUEL

cum

22-50

25-40

22-50

22-50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Lotting of

 

 

 

 

 

a. Timber

cum

45-90

63-60

50-80

40-60

b. i. Poles 20 – 30 cms

100 Nos.

21-10

21-10

21-10

21-10

ii. Poles 31 – 45 cms

100 Nos.

52-40

52-40

52-40

52-40

iii. Poles 46 – 60 cms

84-40

84-40

84-40

84-40

84-40

C.Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

Over 25 cms Girth

1000 Nos.

76-40

111-80

76-40

76-40

Over 9 – 25 cms

1000 Nos.

50-80

56-00

50-80

50-80

Below 9 cms

1000 Nos.

38-20

38-20

38-20

38-20

(d) FUEL

cum

5-10

5-10

5-10

5-10

11.

Charcoal burning

Per day

76-20

76-20

76-20

76-20

12.

Rock Breakers

Per day

76-20

76-20

76-20

76-20

13.

Agent

Per day

95-80

95-80

95-80

95-80

14.

Maistries

Per day

76-20

95-20

86-20

76-20

15.

Survey with 1 mtr. cutting

KM

33-10

69-90

43-10

43-10

16.

Coup cutting (3 mts.wide)

KM

254-10

178-60

178-60

133-70

17.

Cutting of Compartment line 6 mtrs. wide

KM

152-50

152-50

152-50

152-50

18.

Maintenance of compartment line

KM

50-80

50-80

50-80

50-80

19.

 

Manager

P.M.

3820.00

3820.00

3820.00

3820.00

20.

Clerk/Accountant/Cashier

P.M.

2234

2234

2234

2234

21.

Typist/Steno

P.M.

2294

2294

2294

2294

22.

Peon/Attender/Office Boy/Scanvenger/Sweeper/

Watchman

P.M.

1278

1278

1278

1278

23.

Heavy Vehicle Driver

P.M.

2234

2234

2234

2234

24.

Light Vehicle Driver

P.M.

1910

1910

1910

1910

25.

Casual Labour/Mazdoor

Per day

52

52

52

52

26.

Nursery Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.

Cleaning the side including uprootal

 

 

 

 

 

i. New Bed size

   12.5 Mtrs. XI.2

Mt X 0.25 Mtrs.      

Bed

6-20

6-50

16-00

12-80

ii.Old Bed

Bed

2-40

2-40

6-50

6-50

b.

c.

Digging Pulvarising and formation of bed

 

 

 

 

 

i. New Bed

Bed

76-20

75-10

75-10

50-80

ii. Old Bed

Bed

31-70

65-10

65-10

65-10

Mixing farmyard manual etc. only labour component

Bed

25-40

25-40

25-40

25-40

27.

Carbing

Bed

31-70

31-70

31-70

31-70

 

 

 

 

28.

Fencing nursery side Bed with Brushwooed

Bed

12-80

7-20

19-10

6-20

a.Sowing of seeds

Including free treatment excluding cost of seeds

Per bed

9-70

16-00

16-00

16-00

b. Sowing of seeds with free treatment and excluding cost of seed.

Per day

6-20

6-20

6-20

6-20

c. Covering of beds with hay.

Per day

3-40

3-40

3-40

3-40

 

 

 

 

29.

Watering the beds during per non-rainy days for species except agave twice daily.

Per day

 

 

 

 

a. Manual

 

61-00

63-60

86-20

25-40

b. Sprinkler (Labour component)

 

30-50

19-10

31-90

31-90

c. Pumpsets

 

45-90

45-90

45-90

45-90

30.

Weeding the nursery beds (4 times)

Bed

12-80

25-40

21-10

38-20

31.

Application of fertilizers (Labour componently)

Bed

0-80

0-80

0-80

0-80

32.

Filling polythene bags with soil mixture and arranging the beds 9 X 5”

1000 Nos.

190-60

190-60

190-60

285-80

33.

Pricing the seeding and transplanting into bags.

 

1000 Nos.

30-90

16-00

21-20

25-40

34.

Sowing of seed in container including free treatment

1000 Nos.

12-80

12-80

12-80

12-80

35.

Digging pits 30 cms. Cubes each pet.

 

0-80

0-80

0-80

0-80

36.

Shifting Grading and rearranging bag plants 4 times.

1000 Nos.

25-40

15-40

15-40

19-10

 

 

37.

Raising agave nursery beds of 12m X 1.25m X 9.15 mts.

 

 

 

 

 

a. Preparation of nursery site.

Per bed

1-10

1-10

1-10

1-10

b. Formation of bed 12m X 1.2m X 0.15 after ploughing and cross ploughing and cross 0.80m deep and raising the bed 0.15m including breaking

Per bed

38-20

38-20

38-20

38-20

c. Cost of sucker

Each bed

0-60

0-60

0-60

0-60

d. Lime dressing including cost of lime

Per bed

0-80

0-80

0-80

0-80

e. Watering the nursery once in 3 days (No nursery watcher)

Per bed

12-80

12-80

12-80

12-80

f. Mixing farm yard manure.

 

25-40

25-40

25-40

25-40

 

 

38.

1st year maintenance of agave nursery

 

 

 

 

 

a. Watering the nursery once in 3 days (no nursery watcher)

 

12-80

12-80

12-80

12-80

b. Weeding the nursery beds.

Per bed

4-90

4-90

4-90

4-90

 

 

39.

Lind year maintenance of agave nursery

 

 

 

 

 

a. Watering the nursery beds (no nursery watcher)

 

12-80

12-80

12-80

12-80

b. Weeding the nursery beds 4 times.

Per bed

4-90

4-90

4-90

4-90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40.

Raising Teak Plantation at 2 Mtr. Spacing (2500 plants per hectare)

 

 

 

 

 

a. Billeting and burning Hectare after clearance

Hectare

317-70

508-20

794-60

794-60

b. Preparation of stakes 70 cm height including transport

Hectare

9-70

7-80

5-70

5-70

c. Aligning and staking 70cms. 2mtr. Spacing.

100 Nos.

9-70

10-50

6-50

6-50

d. Preparation of stums including uprootal from beds and transport.

100 Nos.

3-80

3-80

6-50

6-50

e. Planting stumps in crowbar holes (June)

100 Nos.

6-50

6-50

6-50

6-50

f. 1st strip weeding 50 cm on either side of planting line (July, August).

Hectare

349-60

473-10

508-20

508-20

g. II nd strip weeding 50 cm on either side of planting line (September, October).

Hectare

349-60

473-10

508-20

508-20

h.III rd weeding & soil working to a radius of 50 cms, (December, January).

100 Nos.

15-40

15-40

15-40

15-40

i. 1st cutting of bamboo and other growth over the entire area (between I and II weeding).

Hectare

128-00

223-60

158-90

158-90

j. II cutting bamboo and other growth over the entire area (between II and III weeding)

Hectare

95-50

111-80

158-90

158-90

k.Coppce (where bamboo cutting is not necessary over the area)

Hectare

76-20

76-20

76-20

76-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41.

Red sander plantantation ˝ Mtr. Spacing

1600 plants per hectare

 

 

 

 

a. bileeting, heaping and burning (burning twice)

Hectare

222-40

222-40

222-40

222-40

b. preparation of stakes of 70 cms. Height including transport.

100 Nos.

3-10

3-10

3-10

3-10

c. Aligning and staking at 2˝  Mtrs. Spacing.

100 Nos.

3-40

3-40

3-40

3-40

d. preparation of stumps including uprootal from beds and transport.

100 Nos.

3-40

3-40

3-40

3-40

e. Planting  stumps in crowbar holes.

100 Nos.

6-50

6-50

6-50

6-50

f. I strip weeding 50 cms. On either side, side of planting line (August, September)

100 Nos.

4-90

4-90

4-90

4-90

g. II strip weeding 50 cms. On either side of planting line (October, November)

100 Nos.

4-60

4-60

4-60

4-60

h. III weeding and soil working to a radius of 50 cms X 15 cms depth (December, January)

100 Nos.

7-70

5-10

2-60

7-70

i. Coppice cutting over the area

Hectare

63-70

63-70

63-70

63-70

42.

I year maintenance of Red sander planatation at 2 ˝ mtr. Spacing. 100 rm

 

 

 

 

 

a. I strip weeding 50 cms. 100 rm either side of planting line (July, August)

 

3-40

3-40

3-40

3-40

b. II strips weeding 50 cms, on either side planting line (October, November)

 

2-80

2-80

2-80

2-80

c. III weeding cum soil working to aradius of 50 cms, (October, November)

100 rm

7-70

7-70

5-10

7-70

d. Coppice cutting over the area

Hectare

63-60

63-60

63-60

63-60

NOTE: For third year maintenance of Red Sander plantation 2 ˝ mtrs, spacing same rates as per item No.17.

 

 

 

 

 

43.

Raising Eucalyptus plantations 2 ˝ mtrs. Spacement 1600 plants per hectare.

 

 

 

 

 

a. planting in the pits.

100 Nos.

12-80

25-40

26-80

31-70

b. weeding cum soil working (September, October)

100 Nos.

25-40

25-40

25-40

25-40

44.

Raising agave plantation

 

 

 

 

 

a. Aligning or strong or guide pits

100 Nos.

4-90

4-90

4-90

4-90

b. Dressing soucers i.e. clearing dead leave roots.

100 Nos.

1-80

1-80

1-80

1-80

c. Planting suckers

100 Nos.

6-50

6-50

6-50

6-50

d. I weeding-cum-soil working (September, October)

100 Nos.

11-10

11-10

11-10

11-10

e. II weeding-cum-soil working (December)

100 Nos.

11-10

11-10

11-10

11-10

45.

Tamarind plantation at 10 Mtr. Spacing (100 plants per Hectare)

 

 

 

 

 

a. Cutting of lines 2 M wide at 10 M apart from center to centre

100 rm.

6-50

6-50

6-50

3-25

b. Cost of stakes of 0.70 cms. Height including transport

100 Nos.

3-80

3-80

3-80

1-90

c. Aligning and staking at 10 Mtrs.

100 Nos.

6-50

6-50

6-50

6-50

d. Filling back the pits and planting plants

100 Nos.

6-50

6-50

6-50

6-50

e. Weeding-cum-soil working to a radius of 50 cms. Around the plants (September, October).

100 Nos.

50-80

50-80

50-80

50-80

f. I weeding-cum-soil working at radius of 50 cms. Around the plants (December)

100 Nos.

50-80

50-80

50-80

50-80

g. weeding-cum-soil working at radius of 50 cms. Around the plant including coppiece cutting

100 Nos

76-20

76-20

76-20

76-20

h. Watering of plants from December, March 25 waterings

Plants watering

00-60

00-60

00-60

00-60

46.

Raising Babul plantation per 3 ˝ Mtrs. Spacing (816 plants).

Per Hectare

 

 

 

 

a. Clearing thorny growth wherever necessary

Per Hectare

95-50

95-50

95-50

95-50

b. Aligning and staking

100 Nos.

2-10

2-10

2-10

2-10

c. Planting container plant including refilling the pits and packing.

100 Nos.

17-40

17-40

17-40

17-40

d. Watering thrice in month

100 Nos.

3-50

3-50

3-50

3-50

e. I weeding-cum-soil working to a radius of 2 ˝ Mtrs and 15 cms. Depth (September)

100 Nos.

25-40

25-40

25-40

25-40

f. II weeding--cum-soil working to a radius of 2 ˝ Mtrs and 15 cms. Depth (December).

100 Nos.

25-40

25-40

25-40

25-40

47.

Raising Avenue and Canal Bank plantation 12 Mtrs. Spacing.

 

 

 

 

 

a. Aligning and staking including cost and transport of States.

100 Nos.

19-10

19-10

19-10

19-10

b. Supply of farmyard manure distribution to pit site (1500 cft) labour component)

100 Nos.

31-90

31-90

31-90

31-90

c. Refilling the pits with excavated soil and manure including planting.

100 Nos.

76-20

76-20

76-20

76-20

d. Fencing with brush wood around the plants including cost conveyance of brushwood, etc. complete (radius of the fence for plant will be 0.50 mtrs.)

794-60

794-60

794-60

794-60

794-60

e. Strengthening of the brush wood.

100 Nos.

635-20

635-20

635-20

635-20

f. Mulching and soil working

100 Nos.

571-80

571-80

571-80

571-80

g. Weeding and soil working around the plant.

100 Nos.

127-00

127-00

127-00

127-00

h. Watering the plants by engaging carts 40 waterings.

100 per watering

137-20

137-20

137-20

137-20

48.

Soil and moisture conservation coupled with pasture development

 

 

 

 

 

a. Aligning contrours at specified Intervals.

1000 rm

31-90

31-90

19-10

19-10

b. Cutting, clearing the line 1 Mtrs width

1000 rm

63-60

63-60

50-80

50-80

c. Forming mounds on the lower side of trench and furrows by breadking loads and making seed beds.

100 plants

25-40

25-40

19-10

19-10

d. Refilling the trenches with dug up soil under grand system

100 Plants

19-10

19-10

19-10

19-10

e. Sowing of seed in ‘V’ furrows and on the mounds of seed

100 plants

5-10

5-10

5-10

5-10

f. Re-sowing of seed in ‘V’ furrows and on the mounds.

100 plants

2-60

2-60

2-60

2-60

g. Planting container plants in the trenches at two in each trench one on either side of the trench

100 plants

12-80

12-80

12-80

12-80

h. Planting stumps in trenches

100 plants

6-50

6-50

6-50

6-50

i. Weeding-cum-soil working in trenches and on mounds in sown lines in ‘V’ furrows and around the plants to a width 30 cms. On either side (September, October)

100 plants

9-70

9-70

6-50

6-50

j. Weeding in furrows and trenches in sown lines and soil working for plants to a width of 30 cms. On either side of the depth of 15 cms (December)

100 plants

12-80

12-80

11-50

11-50

49.

Dibbing of playrahnute

 

 

 

 

 

a. Packing and transport over distance of 30 Kms.

 

19-10

19-10

19-10

19-10

50.

Beedi leaf plucking operations.

Per 100 leaves

1-40

1-70

2-10

2-10

 

Per 1000 leaves

13-90

16-20

18-50

18-50

 

NOTE:-

 

1.     Where the payment is made on piece rate basis the wages of the employee shall not be less than the minimum rates fixed for the relevant category for a normal working day of work.

2.     If any category of employee in the employment are left out, they shall not be paid less than the minimum wages fixed for a similar category of worker.

3.     Wherever wage periods are fixed the minimum rates of wages for such wage period shall be calculated by multiplying the daily rates of wages by the number of days constituting such wage periods.

4.     Lower reaches means, plain areas, ordinary reaches means normal and accessible areas.  Higher reaches meant steep hills and deep valleys or difficult and inaccessible areas.

5.     Units adopted are per cubic meter i.e. Centimeter and quantity i.e. 100 or 1000 Nos. Kilometer and Hectare i.e. K.M.Hect. respectively.

6.     In respect of other plantations which are not classified above the wages shall be paid corresponding to the nature of work as specified above for office staff of Nursery operations etc.,

7.     The zones comprises of the following circles of forest Department.

 

Zone.    I  - Guntur, Kurnool and Ananthapur Circles.

Zone   II   - Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry Circles.

Zone  III   - Warangal, Khammam and Adilabad Circles.

Zone   IV  - Hyderabad and Nizamabad Circles.

 

8.     If any category of employees are paid other allowances, (i.e. other than notified basic wage) they shall continue to get the said allowances in addition to the notified basic wage.

 

 

B.DANAM,

                             PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT