Who is responsible for the payment of wages under the Payment of Wages Act 1936?

Responsibility for Payment of Wages (Section 3). Every employer shall be responsible for payment to persons employed him of all wages required to be paid under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and in case of persons employed—

  1. In factories, the person named as the manager.
  2. In industrial or other establishments, the person responsible to the employer for the supervision and control of the industrial or other establishment.
  3. Upon railways (other than in factories), the person nominated by the  railway administrator in this behalf for the local area concerned.
  4. In the case of a contractor, a person designated by such contractor who is directly under his charge, and
  5. In any other case, a person designated by the employer as a person responsible for complying with the provisions of the Act.

The person so named, the person responsible to the employer, the person so nominated or the person so designated. as the case may be, shall be responsible for such payment.

Who is Responsible in case of Failure to make payment ?

It shall be the responsibility of the employer to make payment of all wages required to be made under this Act in case the contractor or the person designated by employer fails to make such payment (Sec. 3 (2)).

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