Revised VDA and Minimum Wages for Agriculture Workers w.e.f 1st Oct 2021

Revised VDA and Minimum Wages for Agriculture Workers w.e.f 1st Oct 2021: Labour Bureau Order dated 28.10.2021

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

Dated: 28/10/2021


In 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. 01.10.2021 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 345.21 from 340.95 as on 30.06.2021 (Base 2016-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 4.26 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10.2021: –

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
‘A ‘ ‘B’ ‘C’
Unskilled 84 77 77
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 91 84 77
Skilled/ Clerical 100 91 84
Highly Skilled 109 102 91


Therefore, the mm1mum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10 .2021 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+84=417 303+77=380 300+77=377

Skilled/ U nskilled Suoervisorv

364+91=455 335+84=4 19 307+77=384
Skilled/ Clerical 395+ 100=495 364+91=455 334+84=418
Highly Skilled 438+ 109=547 407+102=509 364+91=455


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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