Ministry of Labour & Employment

Rate of Minimum Wages Revised for Central sphere Employees

Posted On: 21 MAY 2021 6:37PM by PIB Delhi

At a time when the country is struggling with the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, in a major relief to different category of workers engaged in various scheduled employments in the central sphere, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has notified and revised the rate of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) with effect from 1.4.2021.                                                             

The VDA is revised on the basis of average Consumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) a price index compiled by Labour Bureau. The average CPI-IW for the months of July to December 2020 was used for undertaking the latest VDA revision.

Shri Santosh Gangwar, Labour & Employment Minister said “this will benefit about 1.50 crore workers engaged in various scheduled employments in central sphere across the country. This hike in VDA will support these workers particularly in the current pandemic times”.

Shri Gangwar also mentioned that orders to this effect have been issued by the CLC(C) and it will be implemented with effect from 1st April, 2021.

 

Rates of wages for different categories of employees

Schedule employment

Category of employees

Rate of wages including Variable Dearness Allowance Area wise per day (in Rupees)

A

B

C

Construction or maintenance of roads or runways or  building operations etc.

Unskilled

645

539

431

Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisor

714

609

505

Skilled/Clerical

784

714

609

Highly Skilled

853

784

714

Sweeping and Cleaning

 

--

645

539

431

Loading and Unloading workers

 

--

645

539

431

Watch and Ward

Without Arms

784

714

609

With Arms

853

784

714

Agriculture

Unskilled

411

375

372

 

Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisor

449

413

379

 

Skilled/Clerical

488

449

412

 

Highly Skilled

540

502

449

 

For Mines employees

Category

Above Ground

Below Ground

Unskilled

431

539

Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisor

539

645

Skilled/Clerical

645

752

Highly Skilled

752

840

 

 

The rates fixed for scheduled employment in Central sphere are applicable to the establishments under the authority of Central Government, Railway Administration, Mines, Oil fields, major ports or any corporation established by the Central Government. These rates are equally applicable to contract and casual employees/workers.
 

The enforcement of Minimum Wages Act in the Central sphere is ensured through the Inspecting Officers of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) across the country for employees engaged in the scheduled employment in the central sphere.

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