The Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, issued an order dated 26th September 2023, regarding the revision of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) rates. This revision is made in accordance with the powers conferred by the Central Government through Notification No. S.O. 191(E) dated 19th January 2017.
Variable Dearness Allowance Revision for Watch & Ward Workers
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 191(E) dated 19th January, 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 for Industrial workers reaching 385.97 from 378.58 as on 30.06.2023 (Base 2016=100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 7.39 points. The revised Variable Dearness Allowance as under shall be payable from 01.10.2023;-
I. RATES OF VDA. for employees employed in WATCH & WARD (without arms) shall be as under:-
|AREA||RATES OF V. D.A. PER DAY (IN RS.)|
Therefore, the mm1mum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.10.2023 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (without arms) shall be as under:-
II. RATES OF VDA for employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms) shall be as under:
|AREA||RATES OF VOA PER DAY (in Rs.)|
Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2023 to employees employed in WATCH AND WARD (with arms) shall be as under:-
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.
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)