Labour Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh

The Payment of Wages Act, 1936

1.Risk Classification:

S.No. Risk Parameter Low Risk High Risk
1 Non-hazardous / Hazardous / Most-hazardous Non-hazardous Hazardous and Most-hazardous
2 Number of Workers 01 to 100 More than 100
3 Submission of self-certificate Yes No
4 Lockouts / Strikes No Yes
5 Accident No Yes
6 Complaint of violation of Labour Laws No Yes
7 Less than 50% workers are on contract Yes No
8 Establishments which are not inspected in last 3 years Yes No
9 Termination of employment without following proper procedure No Yes
10 Employment of Child Labour No Yes
Note: Unregistered establishments shall be inspected compulsorily.

2: Inspection Procedure

  • a. Identification of Establishments : the establishments which are to be inspected would be identified using the random computerized risk assessment.
  • b. Inspection byJoint Team:
    • i.Inspection will be carried out by a joint team of inspectors.
    • ii.The inspecting team will consist of minimum 2 inspectors and one of the following officers, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Labour Enforcement Officer, Assistant Director Factory as per their availability.
  • c. Inspection report in 48 hours:
    • i. The inspection report would be uploaded / submitted by the inspecting team on the departmental portal with a unique number.
    • ii. The unique number will be used by the units / establishments / factories to view and download the inspection report within 48 hours from their web portal account.
  • d. Non-Compliance Notice
    • i. The department may issue a notice to units / establishments / factories to rectify defects / deviations / non-compliance observed as part of inspection
    • ii. The establishment to do the necessary / appropriate compliance within 15 days and inform the Labour Department about the same after uploading the compliance report.
  • e. Final Action
    • i. Acceptance of compliance report / initiation of proceedings.


  • a. Whether all employees has been paid wages as per Section 3 of the Act.
  • b. Whether all employees has been paid wages within time specified in Section 5 of the Act.
  • c. Whether deductions from the wages of employees has been made as per provisions of Section 9, 10, 12, 12 A and 13 of the Act.
  • d. Whether registers of employees, attendance, payment of wages and deduction has been made.
  • e. Whether substance of Act and Rules has been displayed.