Revised rate of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for Contract Workers with effect from 1st October 2021 – Railway Board Orders issued on 6th December 2021.
Revision of rate of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for contract workers engaged in various employment/activities w.e.f. 01.10.2021 – Railway Board issued orders on 6.12.2021
Revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in
(ii) Gypsum Mines, Clay Mines, Magnesite Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, Clay Mines, Magnesite Mines, White Clay Mins, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromites Mines, Quartzite Mines, Quarts Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Mines 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
(iii) 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
(iv) Loading and unloading in
(a) Goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways
(b) other goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments
(c) Docks and Ports and
(d) Passengers goods and Cargo Carried out at Airports ( Both International and Domestic)
(v) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993
(vi) Watch and Ward (With arms and without arms) and (vii) Stone Mines is sent herewith for information and strict compliance. The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2021.
The revised 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 resul ting 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)|
|Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory||91||84||77|
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)|
|Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory||364+91=455||335+84=419||307+77=384|
|Skilled / Clerical||395+ 100=495||364+91=455||334+84=418|
|Highly Skilled||438+ 109=547||407+102=509||364+91=455|
The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.
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