Revised VDA and Minimum Wage for employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01.10.2022

Revised VDA and Minimum Wage for employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01.10.2022

Revised VDA and Minimum Wage for employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01.10.2022

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 28/09/2022

O R D E R

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 365.76 from 357.65 as on 30.06.2022 (Base Year 2016-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 8.11 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10.2022 :-

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

Item of workRates of Variable Dearness Allowance as on 01-10.2022
1.Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead / 1.5 meters lift. *
(i) Soft SoilRs. 130
(ii) Soft Soil with rockRs. 191
(iii) RockRs. 253
2.Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres lift. *Rs. 103
3.Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of:-
1.0 inch to 1.5 inchesRs. 767
Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inchesRs. 656
Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inchesRs. 387
Above 5.0 inchesRs. 319
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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.130=Rs.481
(ii) Soft Soil with rockRs. 531+Rs.191=Rs.722
(iii) RockRs.703+Rs.253=Rs.956
2.Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres lift. *Rs. 283+Rs.103=Rs.386
3.Stone Breaking or Stone Crushing for stone size of category **Basic WagesVDATotal
(i) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inchesRs. 2171+767=2938
(ii) Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inchesRs. 1857+656=2513
(iii) Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inchesRs. 1088+387=1475
(iv) Above 5.0 inchesRs.893+319=1212

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)

(Remis Tiru)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

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