Central Government Minimum Wages 2021-22 PDF
Revised VDA Minimum Wages for Agriculture Workers w.e.f 1st April 2021
File No. 1/16(1)/2021-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
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. 01.04.2021 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 Yaer 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:-
|Category of worker||Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)|
|Semi Skilled / Un skilled Supervisory||85||78||72|
|Skilled / Clerical||93||85||78|
Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2021 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)|
|Semi Skilled / Un Skilled Supervisory||364+85=449||335+78=413||307+72=379|
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 19lh January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B and C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
The rates fixed for scheduled employment in Central sphere are applicable to the establishments under the authority of Central Government, Railway Administration, Mines, Oil fields, major ports or any corporation established by the Central Government. These rates are equally applicable to contract and casual employees/workers.
The enforcement of Minimum Wages Act in the Central sphere is ensured through the Inspecting Officers of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) across the country for employees engaged in the scheduled employment in the central sphere.