Revised rates of VDA for employees employed in Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f. 01st April, 2022

Revised rates of VDA for employees employed in Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f. 01st April, 2022

Revised rates of VDA for employees employed in Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f. 01st April, 2022

File No.1 4(4)/ 2022-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

ORDER

 Dated: 31/03/2022

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.0.191 (E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, the undersigned, hereby revises the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index number for the preceding period of six month 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:-

  1. RATES OF V.D.A. for employees employed in WATCH & WARD (without arms)shall be as under:-
AREARATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (in Rs.)
A169
B155
c131

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.04.2022 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (without arms) shall be as under:-

AREARATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D. A. PER DAY
Basic(Rs.)V.D.A(Rs.).Total (Rs.)
A637 +169 =806
B579 +155 =734
c494 +131 =625
  1. RATES OF V.D.A. for employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms)shall be as under:-
View :  Expected DA – AICPIN for the month of May, 2021 increased by 0.5 points and stood at 120.6
AREARATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (in Rs.)
A183
B169
c155

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2022 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms) shall be as under:-

AREARATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D. A. PER DAY
Basic(Rs.)V.D.A(Rs.).Total (Rs.)

(Rs.)

A693 +183 =876
B637 +169 =806
c579 +155 =734

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, 20 17. The present classification of cities into areas A, 8 & C is enclosed at Annexure I 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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