Revised Variable DA & Minimum Wages for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

Revised Variable DA & Minimum Wages for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

Revised Variable DA & Minimum Wages for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

File No. 1/4(3)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated 31/3/2022

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O.188(E) dated 19th July, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and 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:-

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 workerRates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
ABC
Unskilled14011693
Semi-Skilied/ Unskilled Supervisory155131109
Skilled / Clerical169155131
Highly Skilled183169155

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2022 will be as under :-

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Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. per day (in Rupees)
A AreaB AreaC Area
Unskilled523+ 140=663437+ 116=553350+93=443
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory579+ 155=734494+131=625410+109=519
Skilled/ Clerical637+ 169=806579+ 155=734494+ 131=625
Highly Skilled693+183=876637+ 169=806579+ 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, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

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

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