Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f 1st April 2021

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f 1st April 2021

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f 1st April 2021

File No. 1/16(6)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated 23/4/2021

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.O.191(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for the month of July, 2020 is 336 and August, 2020 is 338 (Base 2001-100) and (Base Year 2016-100) for the month of September, 2020 is 118.1, October, 2020 is 119.5, November , 2020 is 119.9 and December, 2020 is 118.8 and thereby resulting in an increase of 2.88 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 0 1.04 .2021 :-

AREARATES or V.D.A. PER DAY (in Rs.)
A147
B135
C115

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.04.202 1 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (without arms) shall be as under:-

AREARATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAYTotal (Rs.)
Basic Wages (Rs.)V.D.A (Rs.)
A637+147=784
B579+135=714
C494+115=

609

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RATES OF V.D.A.FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN WATCH AND WARD (with arms) shall be as under:

AREARATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (in Rs.)
A160
B147
C135

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2020 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms) shall be as under:-

AREARATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAYTotal (Rs.)
Basic Wages (Rs.)V.D.A (Rs.)
A693+160=853
B637+147=784
C579+135=714

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

The classification of workers u nder 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 ·19th 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)

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CLASSIFICATION OF AREA

AREA -“A”

Ahmedabad(UA)Hvderabad(UA)Faridabad complex(M.Corpn)
Bangaluru(UA)Kanpur(UA)Ghaziabad(UA)
Delhi(UA)Chennai(UA)Noida
Greater Mumbai(UA)Nagpur(UA)Secunderabad
Kolkata(UA)Lucknow(UA)Gurgaon(M. Corpn)
Navi Mumbai(UA)Pune(UA)
AREA -“B”
Agra(UA)Gwalior(UA)Port Blair(UA)
Ajmer(UA)Hubli-Dharwad(M. Corpn)Puducherrv(UA)
Aligarh(UA)Indore(UA)Rajpur(UA)
Allahabad(UA)Jabalpur(UA)Raurkela(UA)
Amravati(M.Coron)Jaipur(M.Coron)Raikot(UA)
Amritsar(UA)Jalandhar(UA)Ranchi(UA)
Asansol(UA)Jalandhar-Cantt.(UA)Saharanpur(M.Corpn)
Aurangabad(UA)Jammu(UA)Salem(VA)
Bareilly(UA)Jamnagar(UA)Sangli(UA)
Belgaum(UA)Jamshedpur(UA)Shillong
Bhavnagar(UA)Jhansi(UA)Siliguri(UA)
Bhiwandi(UA)Jodhpur(UA)Solapur(M .Corpn)
Bhopal(UA)Kannur(UA)Srinagar(UA)
Bhubaneshwar(UA)Kochi(UA)Surat(UA)
Bikaner(M.Corpn)Kolhapur(UA)Thiruvanantapuram(UA)
Bokaro Steel City(UA)Kollam(UA)Thrissur(UA)
Chandigarh(UA)Kota(M.Coron)Tiruchirapalli(UA)
Coimbatore(UA)Kozhikode(UA)Triuppur(UA)
Cuttack(UA)Ludhiana(M.Coron)Ujjain(M.Corpn)
Dehradun(UA)Madurai(UA)Vadodara(UA)
Dhanbad(UA)Malappuram(UA)Varanasi(UA)
Durgapur(UA)Malegaon(UA)Vasai- Virar City(M.Corpn)
Durg-Bhilai Nagar(UA)Mangalore(UA)Vijayawada(UA)
Erode(UA)Meerut(UA)Vishakhapatnam(M.Corpn)
FirozabadMoradabad(M. Coron)Warangal(UA)
GoaMysore(UA)
Gorakhpur(UA)Nanded Waghala(M. Coron)
Greater Visakhapatnam(M.Corpn)Nasik(UA)
Gulbarga(UA)Nellore(UA)
Guntur(UA)Panchkula(UA)
Guwahati(UA)Patna(UA)
Note 1.-Area ‘C’ shall comprise all areas not mentioned in this list but to which the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 ( 11 of 1948) extends.
Note 2.- U.A. means Urban Agglomeration.
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