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Variable DA & Minimum wage for employees working in Agriculture - Ministry of Labour & Employment order

Variable DA & Minimum wage for employees working in Agriculture - Ministry of Labour & Employment order

File No.1/ 8(1) / 2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

ORDER
Dated:27 / 3/ 2019
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[In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.0. 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. 01.04.2019 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 301.33 from 288.33 as on 31.12.2018 (Base 2001-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 13 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.04.2019:-

Categoy of worker
Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
‘A’
‘B’
‘C’
Unskilled
38
36
36
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory
43
38
36
Skilled/Clerical
46
43
38
Highly Skilled
50
47
43

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2019 to the employees working m Agriculture shall be as under:-

Category of worker
Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
A
B
C
Unskilled
333+38=371
303+36=339
300+36=336
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory
364+43=407
335+38=373
307+36=343
Skilled/ Clerical
395+46=441
364+43=407
334+38=372
Highly Skilled
438+50=488
407+47=454
364+43=407


The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Central Advisory Board.

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part-1 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.

Sd/-
(RAJAN VERMA)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)


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