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Revised VDA and Minimum Wages from April 2020 for Construction Employees

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance and Minimum Wages for employees employed in Construction/ Maintenance of Roads/ Runways from April 2020 

File No.1/VDA(3)/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. 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 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 as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2020.

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 106 88 70
Semi-Skilled / Unskilled Supervisory 116 99 82
Skilled /Clerical 127 116 99
Highly Skilled 138 127 116

 

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01 04 2020 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+ 106= 629 437+88=525 350+70=420
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 579+116=695 494+99 =593 410+82=492
Skilled/ Clerical 637+ 127=764 579+116=695 494+99=593
Highly Skilled 693+138= 831 637+127 =764 579+ 116= 695

 

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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