Revised VDA Minimum Wages for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 1st Oct 2021: In supersession to CLC order dated 28.10.2021

Revised VDA Minimum Wages for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 1st Oct 2021: In supersession to CLC order dated 28.10.2021

Revised VDA Minimum Wages for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 1st Oct 2021: In supersession to CLC order dated 28.10.2021

F.No. 1/ 26(3)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated:29/07/ 2022

ORDER

In supersession to this office order of even reference dated 28th October 2021 and in exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vides Notification No. S.O. 188(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 345.22 from 340.96 as on 30.06.2021 (Base 2016- 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 4.26 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10.2021:-

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
Unskilled14812399
Semi- Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory164139115
Skilled Clerical179164139
Highly Skilled192179164

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.10.2021 will be as under:-

Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. per day (in Rupees)
A AreaB AreaC Area
Unskilled523+148=671437+123=560350+99=449
Semi- Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory579+164=743494+139=633410+115=525
Skilled / Clerical637+ 179=816579+ 164=743494+ 139=633
Highly Skilled693+ 194=887637+ 179=816579+164=743

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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.

(SC Joshi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

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Labour Bureau Order Dt 28/10/2021

F.No. 1/26(3)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

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Dated: 28/10/2021

ORDER

 In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.0. 188(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby revise 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 30.6.202 1 reaching 345. 21 from 340 .95 (Base 20 16-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 4.26 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10.2021:-

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
Unskilled13110987
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory145123102
Skilled Clerical158145123
Highly Skilled171158145

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f . 01 10 2021 will be as under:

Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. per day (in Rupees)
A AreaB AreaC Area
Unskilled523+131=654437+109=546350+87=437
Semi- Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory579+145=724494+123=617410+102=5 12
Skilled / Clerical637+ 158=795579+ 145=724494+ 123=617
Highly Skilled693+ 171=864637+ 158=795579+145=724

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

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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.

(D.P.S. Negi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

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