Revised rates of VDA for employees employed as Agriculture Worker w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

Revised rates of VDA for employees employed as Agriculture Worker w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

Revised rates of VDA for employees employed as Agriculture Worker w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

File No.14(1)/2022-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 31/03/2022

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 186(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby revises the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for the employees employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.04.2022 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for the preceding period of six months ending on 31/ 12/ 2021 reaching 124.18 from 119.86 as on 31.12.2021 (Base Year 2016-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 4.32 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.04.2022:-

Category of workerRates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
‘A ‘‘B’‘C’
Unskilled908282
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory979082
Skilled/ Clerical1079790
Highly Skilled11610997

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2022 to the employees working in Agriculture shall be as under:-

Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Ru pees)
ABc
Unskilled333+90=423303+82=385300+82=382
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory364+97=461335+90=425307+82=389
Skilled/ Clerical395+107=502364+97=461334+90=424
Highly Skilled438+116=554407+109=516364+97=461

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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 19th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure 1 for ready reference.

(A.K.Samantaray)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)


Annexure-I

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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