Revised rates of VDA for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 01.10.2021

Revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) and Minimum Wages for Construction & Maintenance Workers w.e.f 01.10.2021: Labour Bureau Order dated 28.10.2021

F.No. 1/26(3)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 28/10/2021

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.0. 188(E) dated 19th January, 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 month ending on 30.6.202 1 reaching 345. 21 from 340 .95 (Base 20 16-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 4.26 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10.2021:-

The rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for employees employed in CONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE OF ROADS OR RUNWAYS OR IN BUILDING OPERATIONS INCLUDING LAYING DOWN UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC, WIRELESS, RADIO, TELEVISION, TELEPHONE,TELEGRAPH AND OVERSEAS COMMUNICATION CABLES AND SIMILAR OTHER UNDERGROUND CABLING WORK, ELECTRIC LINES, WATER SUPPLY LINES AND SEWERAGE PIPE LINES.

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
A B C
Unskilled 131 109 87
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 145 123 102
Skilled Clerical 158 145 123
Highly Skilled 171 158 145

 

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f . 01 10 2021 will be as under:

Category of worker Rates of wages including V.D.A. per day (in Rupees)
A Area B Area C Area
Unskilled 523+131=654 437+109=546 350+87=437
Semi- Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 579+145=724 494+123=617 410+102=5 12
Skilled / Clerical 637+ 158=795 579+ 145=724 494+ 123=617
Highly Skilled 693+ 171=864 637+ 158=795 579+145=724

 

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- 1 of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated 19th January, 20 17. The present classification of cities into areas A , B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

(D.P.S. Negi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

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