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Revised VDA and Minimum Wages for Industrial Workers of Stone Mines w.e.f 01.04.2021

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) and Minimum Wages payable to the employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01.04.2021

File No. 1/16(1)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated 23/4/2021

ORDER

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 for Industrial workers for the month of July, 2020 is 336 and August , 2020 is 338 (Base 2001-100) and (Base Year 2016-100) for the month of September, 2020 is 118.1, October, 2020 is 119.5, November, 2020 is 119.9 and December , 2020 is 118.8 and thereby resulting in an increase of 2.88 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.04.2021 :-

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 01-04.2021
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead / 1.5 meters lift. *
(i) Soft Soil Rs. 84
(ii) Soft Soil with rock Rs. 123
(iii) Rock Rs. 163
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres lift. * Rs.66
3. Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of:-
1.0 inch to 1.5 inches Rs. 495
Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inches Rs. 423
Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inches Rs. 250
Above 5.0 inches Rs. 206

 

Therefore, the minimum piece rate wages showing the basic and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2021 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. * Rs. 351 + Rs.84 = Rs.435
(i) Soft Soil Rs. 531 + Rs.123 = Rs.654
(ii) Soft Soil with rock Rs. 703 + Rs.163 = Rs.866
(iii) Rock
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres lift. * Rs. 283 + Rs.66 = Rs.349
3. Stone Breaking or Stone Crushing for stone size of category ** Basic Wages VDA Total
(i) 1.0 inch to 1.5 inches Rs. 1271 + Rs.495 = 2666
(ii) Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inches Rs. 1857 + Rs.423 = 2280
(iii) Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inches Rs. 1088 + Rs.250 = 1338
(iv) Above 5.0 inches Rs.893 + Rs.206 = 1099

 

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)

CLASSIFICATION OF AREA

AREA -“A”

Ahmedabad (UA) Hyderabad (UA) Faridabad complex (M.Corpn)
Bangaluru (UA) Kanpur (UA) Ghaziabad (UA)
Delhi (UA) Chennai (UA) Noida
Greater Mumbai (UA) Nagpur (UA) Secunderabad
Kolkata (UA) Lucknow (UA) Gurgaon (M. Corpn)
Navi Mumbai (UA) Pune (UA)
AREA -“B”
Agra (UA) Gwalior (UA) Port Blair (UA)
Ajmer (UA) Hubli-Dharwad (M. Corpn) Puducherry (UA)
Aligarh (UA) Indore (UA) Rajpur (UA)
Allahabad (UA) Jabalpur (UA) Raurkela (UA)
Amravati (M.Coron) Jaipur (M.Coron) Raikot (UA)
Amritsar (UA) Jalandhar (UA) Ranchi (UA)
Asansol (UA) Jalandhar-Cantt. (UA) Saharanpur (M.Corpn)
Aurangabad (UA) Jammu (UA) Salem (VA)
Bareilly (UA) Jamnagar (UA) Sangli (UA)
Belgaum (UA) Jamshedpur (UA) Shillong
Bhavnagar (UA) Jhansi (UA) Siliguri (UA)
Bhiwandi (UA) Jodhpur (UA) Solapur (M .Corpn)
Bhopal (UA) Kannur (UA) Srinagar (UA)
Bhubaneshwar (UA) Kochi (UA) Surat (UA)
Bikaner (M.Corpn) Kolhapur (UA) Thiruvananthapuram (UA)
Bokaro Steel City (UA) Kollam (UA) Thrissur (UA)
Chandigarh (UA) Kota (M.Coron) Tiruchirappalli (UA)
Coimbatore (UA) Kozhikode (UA) Tirupur (UA)
Cuttack (UA) Ludhiana (M.Coron) Ujjain (M.Corpn)
Dehradun (UA) Madurai (UA) Vadodara (UA)
Dhanbad (UA) Malappuram (UA) Varanasi (UA)
Durgapur (UA) Malegaon (UA) Vasai- Virar City (M.Corpn)
Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA) Mangalore (UA) Vijayawada (UA)
Erode (UA) Meerut (UA) Vishakhapatnam (M.Corpn)
Firozabad Moradabad (M. Coron) Warangal (UA)
Goa Mysore (UA)
Gorakhpur (UA) Nanded Waghala (M. Coron)
Greater Visakhapatnam (M.Corpn) Nasik (UA)
Gulbarga (UA) Nellore (UA)
Guntur (UA) Panchkula (UA)
Guwahati (UA) Patna (UA)
Note 1.-Area ‘C’ shall comprise all areas not mentioned in this list but to which the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 ( 11 of 1948) extends.
Note 2.- U.A. means Urban Agglomeration.

 

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