Agriculture Workers: Revised Rates of V.D.A and Minimum Wage w.e.f. 01.10.2018

Agriculture Workers: Revised Rates of V.D.A and Minimum Wage w.e.f.
01.10.2018
File No.1/38(1)/2018-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated: 28/09/2018
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ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide
Notification No. 186(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour
and Employment the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for the
workers employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.10.2018 on the basis of
the average Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers reaching 288.33 from 286 as on 30.06.2018
(Base 2001- 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 2.33 points. The revised
Variable Dearness Allowance as under would be payable from 01.10.2018 :- 
Category of worker
Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’
‘B’
‘C’
Unskilled
22
21
21
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory
25
22
21
Skilled/Clerical
27
25
22
Highly Skilled
29
27
25

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and
Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2018 to the employees working in
Agriculture would be as under:- 
Category of worker

Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’
‘B’
‘C’
Unskilled
333+22=355
303+21=324
300+21=321
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory
364+25=389
335+22=357
307+21=328
Skilled/Clerical
438+29=467
407+27=434
334+22=356
Highly Skilled
438+29=467
407+27=434
364+25=389

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision
of the Minimum Wages Advisory board. 
The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in
Part-I 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.
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As per list attached. 

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