Variable Dearness Allowance & Minimum Wages for Industrial Workers of Stone Mines w.e.f 1st April 2021 – Rates revised by order dated 29.07.2022

Variable Dearness Allowance & Minimum Wages for Industrial Workers of Stone Mines w.e.f 1st April 2021 – Rates revised by order dated 29.07.2022

Variable Dearness Allowance & Minimum Wages for Industrial Workers of Stone Mines w.e.f 1st April 2021 – Rates revised by order dated 29.07.2022

File No. 1/16(7)/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 the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.0. 189(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance 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 :-

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

Item of workRates of Variable Dearness Allowance as on 01-04.2021
1.Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead / 1.5 meters lift. *
(i) Soft SoilRs. 96
(ii) Soft Soil with rockRs. 141
(iii) RockRs. 186
2.Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres lift. *Rs.76
3.Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of:-
1.0 inch to 1.5 inchesRs. 566
Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inchesRs. 484
Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inchesRs. 286
Above 5.0 inchesRs. 235
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Therefore, the minimum piece rate wages showing the basic and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2021 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.96=Rs.447
(ii) Soft Soil with rockRs. 531+Rs.141=Rs.672
(iii) RockRs.703+Rs.186=Rs.889
2.Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres lift. *Rs. 283+Rs.76=Rs.359
3.Stone Breaking or Stone Crushing for stone size of category **Basic WagesVDATotal
(i) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inchesRs. 2171+Rs.566=2737
(ii) Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inchesRs. 1857+Rs.484=2341
(iii) Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inchesRs. 1088+Rs.286=1374
(iv) Above 5.0 inchesRs.893+Rs.235=1128

The workers employed on minimum guaranteed time rate of wages per day shall be entitled to time rate of minimum wages plus special allowance, if any, for unskilled category of above ground workers revised from time to time by the Central Government in respect of scheduled employment in stone mines.

* Per 2.831 cube meters (100 cubic feet)

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

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

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