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No.1 /13(1)/2017-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated 20/4/2017

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. 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 workers employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.04.2017 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 277.5 from 271 as on 31.12.2016 (Base 2001-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 6.5 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under would be payable from 01.04.2017:-

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2017 to the employees would be as under:-

Category of worker
Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’Area ‘B’Area ‘C’Area
Unskilled 333+8
341
303+8
311
300+8
308
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 364+9
373
335+8
343
307+8
315
Skilled/ Clerical 395+10
405
364+9
373
338+8
342
Highly Skilled 438+11
449
407+10
417
364+9
373
Clerical 395+10
405
364+9
373
334+8
342

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.

(A.K.Nayak)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)

To
As per list attached.

F.No.1/13(3)/2017-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour&, Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated 20/04/2017

O R D E R

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification 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 months ending on 31.12.2016 reaching 277.5 from 271 (base 2001 = 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 6.5 points for Industrial Workers as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2017
The rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for workers 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 including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2017 to the employees would be as under:-
Category of worker
Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’Area ‘B’Area ‘C’Area
Unskilled 523+13
536
437+11
448
350+9
359
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 579+14
593
494+12
506
410+10
420
Skilled 637+16
653
579+14
593
494+12
506
Clerical 637+16
653
579+14
593
494+12
506
Highly Skilled 693+17
710
637+16
653
579+14
593

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 19Lb January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B 85 C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference. 
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(A.K.Nayak)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)
To
As per list attached

File No.1/13/(4)2017 LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated :20/4/2017

O R D E R

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.O.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 average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 31.12.2016 reaching 277.5 from 271 (Base 2001 – 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 6.5 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2017.
RATES OF V.D.A.FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN “STONE MINES” would be as under:-

Item of work

Rates of Variable
Dearness Allowance
as on 01-4-2017
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters Iead/ 1.5 meters
lift.*
(i) Soft
Soil
Rs. 9
(ii) Soft
Soil with rock
Rs. 13
(iii) Rock Rs.17
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres
lift.*
Rs.7
3. Stone
breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of:-
1.0
inch to 1.5 inches
Rs. 53
Above
1.5 inches to 3.0 inches
Rs. 45
Above
3.0 inches to 5.0 inches
Rs. 27
Above
5.0 inches
Rs. 22

Therefore, the minimum piece rate wages showing the basic and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.4.2017 to the employees employed in Stone Mines shall be as under:-
Category Basic Wages VDA Total
1. Excavation & removal of over burden with 50 meters Iead/ 1.5 meters
lift.*
(i) Soft
Soil
Rs. 351 + Rs. 9 = Rs. 360
(ii) Soft
Soil with rock
Rs. 531 + Rs. 13 = Rs. 544
(iii) Rock Rs.703 + Rs.17 = Rs.720
2. Removal and stacking of rejected stones with 50 metres lead/ 1.5 Metres
lift.*
Rs.283 + Rs.7 = Rs.290
3. Stone
breaking or Stone Crushing for the Stone size of Category**
Basic Wages VDA Total
(i) 1.0
inch to 1.5 inches
Rs. 2171 + Rs. 53 = Rs. 2224
(ii) Above
1.5 inches to 3.0 inches
Rs. 1857 + Rs. 45 = Rs. 1902
(iii) Above
3.0 inches to 5.0 inches
Rs. 1088 + Rs. 27 = Rs. 1115
(iv) Above
5.0 inches
Rs. 893 + Rs. 22 = Rs. 915

The workers employed on minimum guaranteed time rate of wages per day would 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)
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No.1/13(5)/2017-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated 20/4/2017
O R D E R
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 31.12.2016 reaching 277.5 from 271 (Base 2001 – 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 6.5 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2017.
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, 1993”.
Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2017 to the employees would be as under:-
AREA
RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY
Basic Wages
(Rs.)
V.D.A
(Rs.)
Total
(Rs.)
A 523 + 13 = 536
B 437 + 11 = 448
C 350 + 9 = 359

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-ll of the notification dated 1901 January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B 81. C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.
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(A.K.Nayak)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)
To
As per list attached

F.No.1/13(6)/2017-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated 20/4/2017
O R D E R
In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.O.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 average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 31.12.2016 reaching 277.5 from 271 (Base 2001-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 6.5 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2017.
Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.04.2017 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (without arms) would be as under:-
AREA
RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY
Basic Wages
(Rs.)
V.D.A
(Rs.)
Total
(Rs.)
A 637 + 16 = 653
B 579 + 14 = 593
C 494 + 12 = 506

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2017 to employees WATCH AND WARD (with arms) would be as under:-
AREA
RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY
Basic Wages
(Rs.)
V.D.A
(Rs.)
Total
(Rs.)
A 693 + 17 = 710
B 637 + 16 = 653
C 579 + 14 = 593

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.
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(A.K.Nayak)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)
To
As per list attached.

File No.1/13(7)/2017-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour &. Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated 20/4/2017

O R D E R

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 months ending on 31.12.2016 reaching 277.5 from 271 (Base: 2001 = 100)
and thereby resulting in an increase of 6.5 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2017.
RATES OF V.D.A. FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN LOADING AND UNLOADING IN (i) 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. 01.04.2017 to the employees would be as under:-
AREA
RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A PER DAY
Basic Wages
(Rs.)
V.D.A
(Rs.)
Total
(Rs.)
A’ 523 + 13 = 536
‘B’ 437 + 11 = 448
‘C’ 350 + 9 = 359
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.
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(A.K. Nayak)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)
To
As per list attached.

50 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II-SEC. 3(ii)]
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Explanation: For the purposes of the notification,-
(a) Area “A” and Area “B” as indicated in Annexure to this notification shall respectively comprise all the places as specified in the said Annexure as such areas. and include all places within a distance of fifteen kilometers from the periphery of a Municipal Corporation or Municipality or Cantonment Board or Notified Area Committee of a particular place. Area “C” shall comprise of all the other places not mentioned in Area “A” and “B” of the Annexure and to which the Minimum Wages Act. 1948 (11 of 1948) extends;
(b) the places added or upgraded from time to time by the Ministry of Finance for the purpose of payment of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees shall be taken to be added from the date of such addition or up-gradation for the purposes of classification specified in Annexure to this notification;
(c) where the existing rates of wages of any employee based on contract or agreement or otherwise are higher than the rates notified herein, the higher rates shall be protected and treated as minimum rates of wages, applicable for the purpose of this notification to such employees;
(d) the minimum rates of wages include the wages for weekly day of rest;
(e) the minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by contractors also;
(f) the minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be the same as payable to the workers of
appropriate category;
(g) the men, women and transgender employees shall be entitled for the same rates of wages for the same work or work of similar nature:
(h) the minimum rates of wages and Variable Dearness Allowance both constitute the minimum rates of
wages to be enforceable under the Minimum Wages Act, l948(11 of 1948).
[F. No. 8-32017/ l/2016-WC (MW)]
Dr. D. CHAUDHURI. Dy. Director General

ANNEXURE

CLASSIFICATION OF AREAS

AREA- “A”
Ahmedabad (UA) Hyderabad (UA) Faridabad Complex (M Corpn)
Bangaluru (UA) Kanpur (UA) Ghaziabad (UA)
Delhi (UA) Chennai (UA) Noida
Greater Mumbai (UA) Nagpur (UA) Secunderabad
Kolkata (UA) Lucknow (UA) Gurgaon (M. Corpn)
AREA – “B”
Agra (UA) Gwalior (UA) Port Blair (UA)
Ajmer (UA) Hubli-Dharwad (M. Corpn) Puducherry (UA)
Aligarh (UA) Indore (UA) Raipur (UA)
Allahabad (UA) Jabalpur (UA) Raurkela (UA)
Amravati (M. Corpn) Jaipur (M. Corpn) Rajkot (UA)
Amritsar (UA) Jalandhar (UA) Ranchi (UA)
Asansol (UA) Jalandhar-Cantt. (UA) Saharanpur (M. Corpn)
Aurangabad (UA) Jammu (UA) Salem (UA)
Bareilly (UA) Jamnagar (UA) Sangli (UA)
Belgium (UA) Jamshedpur (UA) Shillong
Bhavnagar (UA) Jhansi (UA) Siliguri (UA)
Bhiwandi (UA) Jodhpur (UA) Solapur (M. Corpn)
Bhopal (UA) Kannur (UA) Srinagar (UA)
Bhubaneshwar (UA) Kochi (UA) Surat (UA)
Bikaner (M. Corpn) Kolhapur (UA) Thiruvanantapuram (UA)
Bokaro Steel City (UA) Kollam (UA) Thrissur (UA)
Chandigarh (UA) Kota (M.Corpn) Tiruchirappalli (UA)
Coimbatore (UA) Kozhikode (UA) Tirupur (UA)
Cuttack (UA) Ludhiana (M.Corpn) Ujjain (M.Corpn)
Dehradun (UA) Madurai (UA) Vadodara (UA)
Dhanbad (UA) Malappuram (UA) Varanasi (UA)
Durgapur (UA) Malegaon (UA) Vasai-Virar City (M.Corpn)
Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA) Mangalore (UA) Vijayawada (UA)
Erode (UA) Meerut (UA) Vishakhapatnam (M.Corpn)
Firozabad Moradabad (M.Corpn) Warangal (UA)
Goa Mysore (UA)
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Gorakhpur (UA) Nanded Waghala (M.Corpn)
Greater Visakhapatnam (M.Corpn) Nasik (UA)
Gulbarga (UA) Nellore (UA)
Guntur (UA) Panchkula (UA)
Guwahati (UA) Patna (UA)
Note 1-Area ‘C’ shall comprise all area not
mentioned in this list but to which the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (1) of
1948) extends
Note 2. U.A. means Urban Agglomeration  
Soruce: http://cls.gov.in
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