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Minimum Wages for Loading and Unloading Employees from April 2020

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for Loading and Unloading Employees from April 2020

File No. l /VDA(4) / 2020-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 08/05/2020

ORDER

In Exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 192(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 number for the preceding period of six months ending on 31. 12.20 19 reaching 324 from 310.83 ( Base: 2001 = 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 13.17 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2020.

RATES OF V.D.A. FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN LOADING AND UNLOADING IN (i) GOODS SHEDS, PARCEL OFFICES OF RAILWAYS, (ii) OTHER GOODS-SHEDS, GODOWNS , WAREHOUSES AND OTHER SIMILAR EMPLOYMENTS; (iii) DOCKS AND PORTS; AND (iv) PASSENGERS GOODS AND CARGO CARRIED OUT AT AIRPORTS (BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC) .

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

AREA RATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (IN RS.)
‘A’ 106
‘B’ 88
 ‘C’ 70

 

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2020 shall be as under:-

AREA RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY
A 523 + 106 = 629
B 437 + 88 = 525
C 350 + 70 = 420

 

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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