Labour Commissioner revises the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for various Industrial workers

Oct 06, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Central Chief Labour Commissioner on September 23, 2019, has revised the Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for the employees of various Industrial workers.

The Industries for which rate of VDA has been revised with effect from October 01, 2019 are as under:

Gypsum Mines, Barytes Mines, Bauxite Mines, Manganese Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, Clay Mines, Magnesite Mines, White Clay Mines, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromite Mines, Quartzite Mines, Quartz Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron 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.

Category of worker

Rates of VDA (in Rs.) per day

 

For work above ground

For work below ground

Unskilled

53

66

Semi-skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory

66

80

Skilled/ Clerical

80

93

Highly Skilled

93

102

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and VDA payable with effect from October 01, 2019 will be as under:

 

Category of worker

Rates of wages including VDA (in Rs.) per day

 

For work above ground

For work below ground

Unskilled

403

503

Semi-skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory

503

603

Skilled/ Clerical

603

703

Highly Skilled

703

785


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