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

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) and Minimum Wages for Mines Workers w.e.f 01.10.2021: Labour Bureau Order dated 28.10.2021

F.No. I/ 26(2) / 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.0.2413(E) dated 28th July, 2017 (Previously S.0.187(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 30.6.2021 reaching 345:21 from 340.95 (Base 2016- l 00) 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 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 Magnetite Mines.

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
For work above ground For work below ground
Unskilled 87 109
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 109 131
Skilled Clerical 131 152
Highly Skilled 152 168


Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance Payable w.e.f. 01 10 2021 Wl·11 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+87=437 437+109=546
Semi-Skilled / Unskilled Supervisory 437+109=546 523+ 131=654
Skilled Clerical 523+ 131″”654 610+152=762
Highly Skilled 610+ 152=762 683+168=851 . .


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.

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

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