Revised Rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for Mines Workers w.e.f 01.10.2020

Revised Rates of Minimum wages and Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for employees employed in Mines w.e.f 01.10.2020 – Labour Bureau Order Dated 12th Oct 2020

F. No. 1/20(2)/ 2020-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi



In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.0.2413(E) dated 28th July, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and 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 30.06.2020 reaching 329. 16 from 324 (base 2001=100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 5.16 points for Industrial Workers as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01. 10.2020.

Rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for employees employed in employments in Gypsum Mines, Barytes Mines, Bauxite Mines, Manganese Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, Clay Mines, Magnesite Mines, White Clay Mines, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromite Mines, Quartzite Mines, Quartz Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines , Laterite Mines , Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Ore Mines, Granite Mines Rock Phosphate Mines, Hematite Mines , Marble and Calcite Mines , Uranium Mines , Mica Mines, Lignite Mines, Gravel Mines, Slate Mines and Magnehte Mines.

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day
For work above ground For work below ground
Unskilled 77 97
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 97 116
Skilled Clerical 116 135
Highly Skilled 135 149


Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance Payable w.e.f. 01 10 2020 will be as under:-

Category of worker Rates of wages including V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day
For work above ground For work below ground
Unskilled 350+77=427 437+97 = 534
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 437+97=534 523+116=639
Skilled Clerical 523+116=639 6 10+135=745
Highly Skilled 610+135= 745 683+149=832


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.

Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

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