Jharkhand Government issues Piece Rate Variable Dearness Allowance with effect from October 01, 2018 for Certain Employment

Oct 11, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Governor of Jharkhand has declared the piece-rate variable dearness allowance for the minimum rates of wages fixed/revised for the different categories of employees employed in the employments mentioned below for the months January 2018 to June 2018 for the purpose of clause (d) of Section 2 of the said Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

clause (d) of Section 2 states that the "cost of living index number", in relation to employees in any scheduled employment in respect of which minimum rates of wages have been fixed, means the index number ascertained and declared by the competent authority by notification in the Official Gazette to be the cost of living index number applicable to employees in such employment.

The different categories of employees employed in the schedules employments for which the index is given are:

Schedules Employments


All India Consumer Price Index

Plucking and Processing of kendu-leaves

January 2018


Loading and Unloading Operation

February 2018


Earth Cutting Operation

March 2018


Brick Manufacturing

April 2018


Beedi Manufactory

May 2018


Power Loom Industry

June 2018


Forestry and Timbering Operation



Hair Cutting Saloon




1730.00 ÷ 6 = 288

288-253 = 35 Points

= 13.83% increase

Silk Industry Manufactory from pure Silk artificial silk and other staple yarn 

Stone Breaking and Stone Crusher Operation

Tea Plantation

Employment of Domestic Servant


The rates of variable dearness allowance will be based on the average of all India Consumer Price Index on which the minimum rates of wages have been fixed or revised in the above schedule employments. There will be increase or decrease in wage of rates with rise or fall as the case may be in Index of the above schedule employments and it will be deemed as variable dearness allowance component. But even if index falls below the points on which minimum rates of wages have been fixed or revised, there will not be any reduction in the minimum wages fixed or revised. The payment of variable dearness allowance on the basis of average Consumer Price Index of January to June 2018 which is first half of 2018, will be payable from October 01, 2018.

[Notification No-2/MW-2072/2010 L & E-1906]

URL: http://www.jharkhand.gov.in/documents/10179/54761/VDA%20piece%20rate%20with%20effect%20from%2001.10.2018%20in%20English


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