VDA and Minimum Wages for Industrial Workers of Stone Mines w.e.f 01.10.2021

Revised VDA and Minimum Wages for Industrial Workers of Stone Mines w.e.f 01.10.2021: Labour Bureau Order dated 28.10.2021

File No.1/26/(7)2021 LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated 28.10.2021

O R D E R

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.0.189(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 month ending on 30.6.2021 reaching 345.21 from 340.95 (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:-

RATES OF V.D.A.FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN “STONE MINES” shall be as under:-

Item of work Rates of Variable Dearness Allowance as on 01-10.2021
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead/ 1.5 meters lift. *
(i) Soft Soil Rs. 90
(ii) Soft Soil with rock Rs. 132
(ii) Rock Rs.175
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead / 1.5 Metres lift. * Rs.71
3. Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of:-
1.0 inch to 1.5 inches Rs. 530
Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inches Rs. 453
Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inches Rs. 268
Above 5.0 inches Rs. 221

 

Therefore, the minimum piece rate wages showing the basic and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 to the employees employed in Stone Mines shall be as under :-

Category Basic Wages VDA Total
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters Lead/ 1.5 Meters lift. *
(i) Soft Soil Rs.351 + Rs.90 = Rs. 441
{ii) Soft Soil with rock Rs.531 + Rs.132 = Rs.663
(iii) Rock Rs.703 + Rs. 175 = Rs.878
2. Removal and stacking of rejected

stones with 50 meters

lead/ 1.5 meters lift. *

Rs. 283 + Rs.71 = Rs.354
3. Stone Breaking or Stone Crushing for stone size of category **
Basic Wages VDA Total
(i) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inches Rs.2171 + Rs. 530 = 2701
(ii) Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inches Rs.1857 + Rs. 453 = 2310
(ii) Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inches Rs.1088 + Rs.268 = 1356
(ii) Above 5.0 inches Rs.893 + Rs.221 = 1114

 

The workers employed on minimum guaranteed time rate of wages per day shall be entitled to time rate of minimum wages plus special allowance, if any, for unskilled category of above ground workers revised from time to time by the Central Government in respect of scheduled employment in stone mines.

* Per 2.831 cube meters (100 cubic feet)
** Per truck load of 5.662 cubic meters (200 cubic feet)

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

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