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November 1, 2021

Govt Notifies revised rates of variable DA effective from 1st October 2021

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in Circular and Notifications

Govt Notifies revised rates of variable DA effective from 1st October 2021

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

Dated: 28/10/2021

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 186(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for the employees employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.10.2021 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 345.21 from 340.95 as on 30.06.2021 (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:-

Category of
worker
Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’‘B’‘C’
Unskilled847777
Semi- Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory918477
Skilled /Clerical1009184
Highly Skilled10910291

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 to the employees working in Agriculture shall be as under:-

Category of
worker
Rates of Wages Including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
Rates of Wages Including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
Rates of Wages Including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’‘B’‘C’
Unskilled333+84=417303+77=380300+77=377
Semi- Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory364+91=455335+84=419307+77=384
Skilled /Clerical395+100=495364+91=455334+84=418
Highly Skilled438+109=547407+102=509364+91=455

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)

F.No.1/26(2)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated:28/10/2021

ORDER

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 2016-100) 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 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 workerRates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)  
Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)  
For work above GroundFor work below Ground
Unskilled87109
Semi- Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory109131
Skilled /Clerical131152
Highly Skilled152168

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance Payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 will be as under:-

Rates of Wages Including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)

Category of
worker
Rates of Wages Including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)  
Rates of Wages Including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)  
For work above GroundFor work below Ground
Unskilled350+87=437437+109=546
Semi- Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory437+109=546523+131=654
Skilled /Clerical523+131=654610+152=762
Highly Skilled610+152=762683+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 8s C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference,

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

F.No.1/26(3)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 28/10/2021

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 188(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 2016-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 4.26 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10. 2021: –

The rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for employees employed in CONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE OF ROADS OR RUNWAYS OR IN BUILDING OPERATIONS INCLUDING LAYING DOWN UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC, WIRELESS, RADIO, TELEVISION, TELEPHONE,TELEGRAPH AND OVERSEAS COMMUNICATION CABLES AND SIMILAR OTHER UNDERGROUND CABLING WORK, ELECTRIC LINES, WATER SUPPLY LINES AND SEWERAGE PIPE LINES.

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness  Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 will be as under :-

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)

F.No.1/16(4)/2020-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 28/10/2021

ORDER

In Exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 192(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 LOADING AND UNLOADING IN (1) GOODS SHEDS, PARCEL OFFICES OF RAILWAYS, (ii) OTHER GOODS-SHEDS, GODOWNS, WAREHOUSES AND OTHER SIMILAR EMPLOYMENTS; (iii) DOCKS AND PORTS; AND (iv) PASSENGERS GOODS AND CARGO CARRIED OUT AT AIRPORTS (BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC).

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 to the employees shall be as under:-

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2021 shall be as under:-

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)

No.1/26(5)/2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 28/10/2021

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No. S.O.190(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 “Employment of Sweeping and Cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act,

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.10.2021 shall be as under:-

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)

File No.1/ 16(6)/2021-LS-I1 Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated: 28/10/2021

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.0.191 (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:-

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

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:-

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

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:-

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)

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

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 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 workRates 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 90Rs.90
(ii) Soft Soil with rock 132Rs. 132
(iii) RockRs. 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 inchesRs.530
Above 1.5 inches to 3.0 inchesRs.453
Above 3.0 inches to 5.0 inchesRs.268
Above 5.0 inchesRs.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:-

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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