Revised Variable DA & Minimum Wages for Mines Workers w.e.f 1st April 2022

Revised Variable DA & Minimum Wages for Mines Workers w.e.f 1st April 2022

Revised Variable DA & Minimum Wages for Mines Workers w.e.f 1st April 2022

File No. 1/4(2)/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.2413(E) dated 28th July, 2017 (Previously S.O. 187 (E) dated 19th January 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:-

Rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for employees employed in employments in Gypsum Mines, Barytes Mines, Bauxite Mines, Manganese Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, Clay Mines, Magnesite Mines, White Clay Mines, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromite Mines, Quartzite Mines, Quartz Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Ore Mines, Granite Mines Rock Phosphate Mines, Hematite Mines, Marble and Calcite Mines, Uranium Mines, Mica Mines, Lignite Mines, Gravel Mines, Slate Mines and Magnetite Mines.

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Category of workerRates of V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day
For work above groundFor work below ground
Unskilled93116
Semi-Skilled / Unskilled Supervisory116140
Skilled Clerical140162
Highly Skilled162179

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:-

Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day
For work above groundFor work below ground
Unskilled350+93=443437+116=553
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory437+116=553523+140=663
Skilled / Clerical523+ 140=663610+ 162=772
Highly Skilled610+ 162=772683+179=862

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- 1 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 , B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

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

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