Revised Rates of V.D.A. and Minimum Wages for Construction Workers effective from 01.10.2020

Revised Rates of V.D.A. and Minimum Wages for Construction Workers effective from 01.10.2020

Revised Rates of V.D.A. and Minimum Wages for Construction Workers effective from 01.10.2020

F.No.1/20(3) /2020-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 12/10/2020

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 188(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned, hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six months ending on 30.06.2020 reaching 329.16 from 324 (base 2001 = 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 5.16 points for Industrial Workers as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2020

The rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for employees employed in 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.

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
‘A’‘B’‘C’
Unskilled1169777
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory12810990
Skilled/Clerical140128109
Highly Skilled152140128

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2020 will be as under :-

Category of worker Rates of wages including V.D.A. per day (in Rupees)
A AreaB AreaC Area
Unskilled523+116=639437+97=534350+77=427
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory579+128=707494+109=603410+90=500
Skilled/Clerical637+140=777579+128=707494+109=603
Highly Skilled693+152=845637+140=777579+128=707

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

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part-I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated 19tt January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

(D.P.S.Negi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

As per list attached.

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