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Central Government Minimum Wages 2021-22 PDF | Revised VDA Rates

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Railway Board issued orders on 6th December 2021 reagardin that the revised rate of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for Contract Workers engaged in various employment and activities with effect from 1st October 2021

Revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers

(i) Agriculture

(ii) Gypsum Mines, Clay Mines, Magnesite Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, Clay Mines, Magnesite Mines, White Clay Mins, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromites Mines, Quartzite Mines, Quarts Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Mines Ore Mines, Granite Mines, Rock Phosphate Mines, Hematite Mines Marble and Calcite Mines, Uranium Mines, Mica Mines, Lignite Mines, Gravel Mines, Slate Mines and Magnetite Mines

(iii) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or in Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabling work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines

(iv) Loading and unloading in
(a) Goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways
(b) other goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments
(c) Docks and Ports and
(d) Passengers goods and Cargo Carried out at Airports ( Both International and Domestic)

(v) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993

(vi) Watch and Ward (With arms and without arms) and (vii) Stone Mines is sent herewith for information and strict compliance. The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2021.

Variable Dearness Allowance for Agriculture

The revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for the employees employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.10.2021 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 345.21 from 340.95 as on 30.06.2021 (Base 2016-100) and thereby resul ting in an increase of 4.26 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10.2021:

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
‘A ‘ ‘B’ ‘C’
Unskilled 84 77 77
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 91 84 77
Skilled/ Clerical 100 91 84
Highly Skilled 109 102 91

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 to the employees working in Agriculture shall be as under:

Category of worker Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
A B c
Unskilled 333+84=417 303+77=380 300+77=377
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 364+91=455 335+84=419 307+77=384
Skilled / Clerical 395+ 100=495 364+91=455 334+84=418
Highly Skilled 438+ 109=547 407+102=509 364+91=455

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

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Variable Dearness Allowance for Agricultural workers

Rate of Minimum Wages (Variable Dearness Allowance) Revised for Central sphere workers

At a time when the country is struggling with COVID-19 pandemic, in a major relief to different category of workers engaged in various scheduled employments in the central sphere, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has notified and revised the rate of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) with effect from 1.10.2021.

The VDA is revised on the basis of average Consumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) a price index compiled by Labour Bureau (an attached office of Ministry of Labour & Employment). The average CPI-IW for the months of January to June, 2021 was used for undertaking the latest Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) revision.

Shri Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, said that this will benefit around 1.5 crore workers engaged in various scheduled employment in the central sphere across the country i.e.

  • (a) Construction, maintenance of Roads, Runways, Building operations etc.;
  • (b) Sweeping and cleaning;
  • (c) Loading and unloading;
  • (d) Watch and ward;
  • (e) Mines &
  • (f) Agriculture

and said that this is in line with Prime Minister’s vision of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas” and this increase will be effective from 1st October, 2021 and wished all the nation builders greetings of Happy Deepavali.

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