Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Loading and unloading Workers of Railways, Docks, Ports etc. w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Loading and unloading Workers of Railways, Docks, Ports etc. w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Loading and unloading Workers of Railways, Docks, Ports etc. w.e.f 1st Apr 2022

File No. 1/4(4)/2021-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. 192(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 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 V.D.A. FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN LOADING AND UNLOADING IN (i) GOODS SHEDS, PARCEL OFFICES OF RAILWAYS, (ii) OTHER GOODS-SHEDS, GODOWNS, WAREHOUSES AND OTHER SIMILAR EMPLOYMENTS; (iii) DOCKS AND PORTS; AND (iv) PASSENGERS GOODS AND CARGO CARRIED OUT AT AIRPORTS (BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC).

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2021 to the employees shall be as under:-

AREARATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (IN RS.)
‘A’140
‘B’116
‘C’93
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Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2022 shall be as under: –

AREARATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A. PER DAY
Basic Wages
(Rs.)
V.D.A
(Rs.)
Total
(Rs.)
‘A’523+140=663
‘B’437+116=553
‘C’350+93=443

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 info areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure-I for ready reference.

 

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

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