1. Short title, extent, commencement and application.-
This Act may be called the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 .
3[ It extends to the whole of India 4[ .]
It shall come into force on such date 5[ as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
It applies in the first instance to the payment of wages to persons employed in any 6[ factory, to persons] employed (otherwise than in a factory) upon any railway by a railway administration or, either directly or through a sub- contractor, by a person fulfilling a contract with a railway administration. 7[ and to persons employed in an industrial or other establishment specified in sub- clauses (a) to (g) of clause (ii) of section 2]
The State Government may, after giving three months' notice of its intention of so doing, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend the provisions of 8[ this Act] or any of them to the payment of wages to any class of persons employed in 6[ any establishment or class of establishments specified by the Central Government or a State Government under sub- clause (h) of clause (ii) of section 2] 6[ Provided that in relation to any such establishment owned by the Central Government, no such notification shall be issued except with the concurrence of that Government.]
Nothing in this Act shall apply to wages payable in respect of a wage- period which, over such wage- period, average 1[ 2[ one thousand six hundred rupees] a month or more.