MINIMUM WAGES & VDA FROM 01.10.2019 FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN CONSTRUCTION

F.No. 1/36(3)/2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour& Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated 23/9/ 2019
ORDER
In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 188(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 number for the preceding period of six months ending on 30.06.2019 reaching 310.83 from 301.33 (base 2001 = 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 9.5 points for Industrial Workers as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2019
The rates of Variable Dearness Allowance for employees employed in CONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE OF ROADS OR RUNWAYS OR IN BUILDING OPERATIONS INCLUDING LAYING DOWN UNDERGROUND E LECTRIC, WIRELESS, RADIO, TELEVISION, TELEPHONE , TELEGRAPH AND OVERSEAS COMMUNICATION CABLES AND SIMILAR OTHER UNDERGROUND CABLING WORK , ELECTRIC LINES , WATER SUPPLY LINES AND SEWERAGE PIPE LINES.
Category of worker
Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
A
B
c
Unskilled
80
66
53
Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Supervisory
87
75
62
Skilled / Clerical
96
87
75
Highly Skilled
104
96
87
Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2019 will be as under :-
Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A . per day (in Rupees)
A Area
B Area
C Area
Unskilled523+80=603437+66= 503350+53=403
Semi- Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory579+87=666494+75=569410+62=472
Skilled/ Clerical637+96=733579+87=666494-+75=569
Highly Skilled693+104=797637+96=733579+87=666
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 I for ready reference.
(RAJAN VERMA)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)

ANNEXURE
CLASSIFICATION OF AREAS
AREA-“A”
Ahmedabad
(UA)
Hyderabad
(UA)
Faridabad complex(M.Corpn)
Bengaluru
(UA)
Kanpur
(UA)
Ghaziabad
(UA)
Delhi
(UA)
Chennai
(UA)
Florida
Greater Mumbai
(UA)
Nagpur
(UA)
Secunderabad
Kolkata
(UA)
Lucknow
(UA)
Gurgaon(M. Corpn)
Navi Mumbai
(UA)
Pune
(UA)
AREA -“B”
Agra
(UA)
Gwalior
(UA)
Port Blair
(UA)
Ajmer
(UA)
Rubli-Dharwad(M. Corpn)Puducherry
(UA)
Aligarh(UA)Indore
(UA)
Raipur
(UA)
Allahabad
(UA)
Jabalpur
(UA)
Raurkela
(U/\)
Amravati(M.Corpn)Jaipur(M.Corpn)Rajkot
(UA)
Amritsar
(UA)
Jalandhar
(UA)
Ranchi
(UA)
Asansol(UA}Jalandhar-Canu.
(UA}
Sabaranpur(M.Corpn)
Aurangabad(UA}Jamrnu
(UA)
Salem
(UA)
Bareilly(UA)Jarnnagar
(UA)
Sangli
(UA)
Belgaum
(UA)
Jamsbedpur
(UA)
Shillong
Bhavnagar
(UA)
Jhansi
(UA)
Siliguri
(UA)
Bhiwandi
(UA)
Jodhpur
(UA}
Solapur(M .Corpn)
Bhopal
(UA)
Kannur
(UA)
Srinagar
(UA)
Bhubaneshwar
(UA)
Kocbi
(UA)
Surat
(UA)
Bikaner(M.Corpn)Kolhapur
(UA)
Thiruvanantapuram
(UA)
Bokaro Steel City
(UA)
Kollam
(UA)
Thrissur
(UA)
Chandigarh(UA}Kota(M.Corpn)Tiruchirappalli
(UA)
Coimbatore(UA)Kozhikode
(UA)
Tiruppur
(UA)
Cultack
(UA)
Ludhiana(M.Corpn)Ujjain(M.Corpn)
Dehradun
(UA)
Madurai
(UA)
Vadodara
(UA)
Dhanbad
(UA)
Malappuram
(VA)
Varanasi
(UA)
Durgapur
(UA)
Malegaon
(UA)
Vasai – Virar City(M.Corpn)
Durg-Bhilai Nagar
(UA)
Mangalore
(UA)
Vijayawada
(UA)
Erode(UA)Meerut
(UA)
Vishakhapatnam(M.Corpn)
FirozabadMoradabad(M. Corpn)Warangal
(UA)
GoaMysore
(UA )
Gorakhpur(UA)Nanded Waghala(M. Corpn)
Greater Visakhapatnam(M.Corpn)Nasik
(UA)
Gulbarga(UA)Nellore
(VA)
Guntur(UA)Panchkula
(UA)
Guwahati(UA)Patna
(UA)
Note 1.-Arca ‘C’ shall comprise all areas not mentioned in this list but to which the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948) extends.
Note 2.- U.A. means Urban Agglomeration.

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