MoLE revises the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for various Mines

May 12, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Labour Compliance

The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) on May 08, 2020, revises the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) for the employees employed in Industrial workers with effect from April 01, 2020.

The industries for revision of VDA are 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 tale), ochre mines, asbestos mines, fore 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.

Therefore, the minimum rate of wages showing the basic rates and VDA payable with effect from April 01, 2020 will be as under:

Category of worker

Rates of wages including V.D.S. area wise per day (in Rupees)


For work above ground

Doe work below ground




Semi-skilled / Unskilled supervisory



Skilled / Clerical



Highly skilled



[Order File No. 1/VDA(2)/2020-LS-II]


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