Government of Karnataka revises minimum rates of wages and VDA for the employment in Carpentry Industry and Saw Mill Establishments

Aug 22, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Karnataka has revised the minimum rates of wages and Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for the employees employed in Carpentry Industry and Saw Mill Establishments from April 01, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

The Categories of Employment for minimum rates of wages per month for Zone-I, Zone-II, Zone-III and Zone-IV are as under:


a)       Highly Skilled: Interior Decorator, Pattern Maker, Upholstery Maker and Other High Skilled workers.

b)      Skilled Workers: Carpenter (including furniture making and wood workers in building), Polish man, Upholstry workers Gr-II and other skilled workers.

c)       Semi-skilled Workers: Assistant carpenter, Packers, Assistant Polisher, Packing with wooden crates and other semi-skilled workers

d)      Un-skilled workers: Learner/ Apprentice, Manual Worker and other unskilled workers

Ø  PART-B: Sawmill Industry:

a)       Skilled Workers: Machine Bench Operator/ Maistry, Saw Sharpeners, Circular operator and other skilled workers

b)      Semi-skilled Workers: Helper to Machine, Hand Swayer and Logger, Trollyman and other semi-skilled workers

c)       Un-skilled Workers: Hamali, Helpers and other unskilled workers

d)      Office staff and Drivers: Manager/ Personal officer; Marketing Manager/ Office Supervisor and similar post

e)      Assistant Manager/ Assistant Personal Manager; Senior Accountant and similar post

f)        Senior Clerk, Cashier, Judgment writer, Stenographer, Store keeper, Receptionist and similar post

g)       Junior Clerk, Booking Clerk, Computer operator, Typist Telephone operator, Data Entry operator and similar post.

h)      Attender Watchman, Lift operator, Office Boy, Peon, Helper/ Assistant, Dalayat, Majdur, Sweeper and similar post

i)        Heavy vehicle driver, Tractor driver, Multi Axel and Earth Movers Drivers, Crane Vehicle Drivers, Road Roller and Construction of Road related vehicle drivers

j)        Car Driver, Jeep Driver, Light Vehicle Drivers

k)       Tum Tum, Three Wheeler Vehicle Drivers

VDA: In addition to the basic wages, all Category of Employees in the State shall be paid VDA at the rate of 4 Paise per point over and above 6537 points.


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