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Revised VDA for Stone Mines Employees from April 2020

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance (Minimum Wages) payable to the employees employed in Stone Mines w.e.f. 01.04.2020

File No.1/VDA(7)/2020-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 08/05/2020

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 average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 31.12.2019 reaching 324 from 310.83 (Base 2001-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 13.17 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2020.

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 01-04-2020
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters lead/ 1.5 meters lift. *
(i) Soft Soil Rs. 73 Rs. 73
(ii) Soft Soil with rock Rs. 106 Rs. 106
(iii) Rock Rs. 141
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 meters lead/ 1.5 Meters lift Rs. 57
3. Stone breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of:-
1.0 inch to 1.5 inches Rs. 429
Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inches Rs. 367
Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inches Rs. 217
Above 5.0 inches Rs. 178

 

Therefore, the minimum piece rate wages showing the basic and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2020 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.73 = Rs.424
(ii) Soft Soil with rock Rs.531+ Rs.106= Rs.637
(iii) Rock Rs.703+ Rs.141= Rs.844
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 meters lead / 1.5 meters lift. * Rs.283+ Rs.57= Rs.340
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.429= 2600
(ii)Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inches Rs.1857+ Rs.367= 2224
(iii) Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inches Rs.1088+ Rs.217 = 1305
(iv) Above 5.0 inches Rs.893+ Rs.178= 1071

 

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)

(RAJAN VERMA)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER (C)

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