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Minimum Wages for Agriculture Employees revised from April 2020

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Agriculture Employees from April 2020 – Ministry of Labour & Employment order dated 08.05.2020

File No.1/VDA(1)/2020-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 08/5/2020

ORDER

{!n 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 .2020 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 324 from 310.83 as on 31.12.2019 (Base 2001- 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 13.17 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.04.2020:-

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’
Unskilled 67 62 62
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisor 74 67 62
SkilledClerical 80 74 67
Highly Skilled 88 82 74

 

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2020 to the employees working in Agriculture shall be as under:-

Category of worker Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
A B C
Unskilled 333+67=400 303+62=365 300+62=362
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 364+74=438 335+67=402 307+62=369
Skilled/Clerical 395+80=475 364+74=438 334+67=401
Highly Skilled 438+88=526 407+82=489 364+74=438

 

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.

(RAJAN VERMA)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)

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