Registers to be maintained – Karnataka(Wages)

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Ongoing compliance requirement

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    The prescribed form for staying compliant is available on this website -

    When an employer maintains this unified register, it covers the following additional compliance requirements as well:
    • Forms XXI, XX, and XXIII under Rule 78(1) of Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) (Karnataka) Rules, 1974
    • Forms I & II under Rule 22(4) of Karnataka Minimum Wages Rules, 1958.

  • Penalty

    Imprisonment of one month to six months or fine of Rs. 200 to Rs. 3000 or both.

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    Employer shall maintain registers for advances paid, fines imposed, and deductions made. As per Karnataka Payment of Wages Rules, employer shall maintain a unified register, month wise as per the given format. This consists of establishment details, principal employer details, contractor particulars, and information on fine, deductions, and advances.