Rates of VDA for employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01st April, 2022 – In supersession to CLC order dated 31.03.2022

Rates of VDA for employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01st April, 2022 – In supersession to CLC order dated 31.03.2022

Rates of VDA for employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01st April, 2022 – In supersession to CLC order dated 31.03.2022

File No.1 4(7)/ 2022-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 29/07/2022

O R D E R

In supersession to this office order of even reference dated 31st March 2022 and in exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government vide Notification No.S.0.189(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 for Industrial workers reaching 357.65 from 345.65 from 345.22 as on 31.12.2021 (Base Year 2016-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 12.43 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.04.2022:-

RATES OF V.D.A. FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN “STONE MINES” shall be as under:-

Item of workRates of Variable Dearness Allowance as on 01-04-2022
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead / 1.5 metres lift. *
(i) Soft SoilRs. 119
(ii) Soft Soil with rockRs. 175
(ii) RockRs. 231
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres lift. *Rs. 94
3. Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of:-
1.0 inch to 1.5 inchesRs 701
Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inchesRs 600
Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inchesRs 354
Above 5.0 inchesRs 292
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Therefore, the minimum piece rate wages showing the basic and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2022 to the employees employed in Stone Mines shall be as under:-

CategoryBasic WagesVDATotal
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters Lead/ 1.5 Meters lift. *
(i) Soft SoilRs 351 +Rs 119 =Rs 470
(ii) Soft Soil with rockRs 531 +Rs 175 =Rs 706
(iii) RockRs 703 +Rs 231 =Rs 890
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 meters lead/ 1.5 meters lift. *Rs 283 +Rs 76 =Rs 934
3. Stone Breaking or Stone Crushing for stone size of category **
Basic WagesVDATotal
i) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inchesRs.2171 +701 =2872
(ii) Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inchesRs. 1857 +600 =2457
(iii) Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inchesRs. 1088 +354 =1442
(iv) Above 5.0 inchesRs.893 +292 =1185 

* Per 2.831 cube meters (100 cubic feet)
** Per truck load of 5.662 cubic meters (200 cubic feet)

(S.C.Joshi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

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