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Mines Workers | Revised VDA & Minimum Wages w.e.f. 01.10.2018

Mines Workers | Revised VDA & Minimum Wages w.e.f. 01.10.2018

F.No.1/38(2)/2018-LS-II 
Government of India 
Ministry of Labour & Employment 
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C) 

New Delhi 
Dated: 28/09/2018 

ORDER 

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O.2413(E) dated 2801 July, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned, hereby, revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six months ending on 30.06.2018 reaching 288.33 from 286 (base 2001=100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 2.33 points for Industrial Workers as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2018.

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Rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for employees employed in employments in 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 V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day
For work above ground
For work below ground
Unskilled
23
29
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory
29
35
Skilled/Clerical
35
41
Highly Skilled
41
45

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2018 will be as under:-

Category of worker
Rates of wages including V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day
For work above ground
For work below ground
Unskilled
350+23=373
437+29=466
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory
437+29=466
523+35=558
Skilled/Clerical
523+35=558
610+41=651
Highly Skilled
610+41=651
683+45=728

The VDA has been rounded oil to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory board.

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The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part-l 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.
(J.K.SAGAR)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C) 
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