Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Agriculture Workers w.e.f 1st Apr 2021 – Rates revised by order dated 29-07-2022

Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Agriculture Workers w.e.f 1st Apr 2021 – Rates revised by order dated 29-07-2022

Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Agriculture Workers w.e.f 1st Apr 2021 – Rates revised by order dated 29-07-2022

File No. 1/16(1)/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 23rd April 2021 & corrigendum of even reference dated 28th April 2021 and in exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 186(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for the employees employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.04.2021 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 340.96 from 329.17 as on 31.12.2020 (Base Year 2016-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 11.79 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.04.2021 :-

Category of workerRates of V. D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’‘B’‘C’
Un skilled898281
Semi- Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory978982
Skilled/ Clerical1069789
Highly Skilled11610897

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

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Category of workerRates of wages including V. D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
‘A’‘B’‘C’
Un-skilled333+89=422303+82=385300+81=381
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory364+97=461335+89=424307+82=389
Skilled/ Clerical395+106=501364+97=461334+89=423
Highly Skilled438+116=554407+108=515364+97=461

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.

(S C Joshi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

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