Revised VDA for Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f 01.10.2021

Revised Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for Watch and Ward Duties with and without Arms w.e.f 01.10.2021: Labour Bureau Order dated 28.10.2021

File No.1/ 16(6)/ 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.0.191 (E) dated 191h 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:-

1. RATES OF V.D.A. for employees employed in WATCH & WARD (without arms) shall be as under:-

AREA RATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (in Rs.)
 A 158
 B 145
 C 123

 

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.10.2021 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (without arms) shall be as under:-

AREA RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY
Basic Wages (Rs.} V.D.A. (Rs.) Total (Rs.)
A 637 + 158 = 795
B 579 + 145 = 724
c 494 + 123 = 617

 

2. RATES OF V.D.A. for employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms) shall be as under:-

AREA RATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (in Rs.)
 A 171
 B 158
 C 145

 

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms) shall be as under:-

AREA RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY
Basic Wages (Rs.} V.D.A. (Rs.) Total (Rs.)
A 693 + 171 = 864
B 637 + 158 = 795
C 579 + 145 = 724

 

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, 20 17. 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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