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Revised VDA on Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st Apr 2022 for Agriculture Workers: Labour Bureau Order Dt 31.03.2022 File No.14(1)/2022-LS-II Government of In

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Revised VDA on Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st Apr 2022 for Agriculture Workers: Labour Bureau Order Dt 31.03.2022

File No.14(1)/2022-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

ORDER

 Dated: 31/03/2022

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 revises the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for the employees employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.04.2022 on the basis of the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for the preceding period of six months ending on 31/ 12/ 2021 reaching 124.18 from 119.86 as on 31.12.2021 (Base Year 2016-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 4.32 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.04.2022:-

Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
‘A ‘ ‘B’ ‘C’
Unskilled 90 82 82
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 97 90 82
Skilled/ Clerical 107 97 90
Highly Skilled 116 109 97

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Therefore, the m1mmum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2022 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 Ru pees)
A B c
Unskilled 333+90=423 303+82=385 300+82=382
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 364+97=461 335+90=425 307+82=389
Skilled/ Clerical 395+107=502 364+97=461 334+90=424
Highly Skilled 438+116=554 407+109=516 364+97=461

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 1 for ready reference.

(A.K.Samantaray)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)


Annexure-I

CLASSIFICATION OF AREA

AREA -“A”

Ahmedabad (UA) Hvderabad (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)
Navi Mumbai (UA) Pune (UA)

AREA -“B”

Agra (UA) Gwalior (UA) Port Blair (UA)
Ajmer (UA) Hubli-Dharwad (M. Corpn) Puducherrv (UA)
Aligarh (UA) Indore (UA) Rajpur (UA)
Allahabad (UA) Jabalpur (UA) Raurkela (UA)
Amravati (M.Coron) Jaipur (M.Coron) Raikot (UA)
Amritsar (UA) Jalandhar (UA) Ranchi (UA)
Asansol (UA) Jalandhar-Cantt. (UA) Saharanpur (M.Corpn)
Aurangabad (UA) Jammu (UA) Salem (VA)
Bareilly (UA) Jamnagar (UA) Sangli (UA)
Belgaum (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.Coron) Tiruchirapalli (UA)
Coimbatore (UA) Kozhikode (UA) Triuppur (UA)
Cuttack (UA) Ludhiana (M.Coron) 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)
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 areas not mentioned in this list but to which the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 ( 11 of 1948) extends.
Note 2.- U.A. means Urban Agglomeration.

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