CLC (Chief Labour Commissioner) – VDA Minimum Wages for Loading and Unloading in Railways, Ports Workers from 01.04.2019
Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C) issued order vide notification File No.1/8(7)/2019-LS-I1 dated 27.03.2019 the Minimum wages as revised as follows with effect from 01st April 2019 and details as follows.
In Exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 192(E), dated 19th January, 2017, of t}:,e Ministry of Labour & 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 3l.l2.2ol9 reaching 301.33 from 288.33( Base: 2O01 = 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 13 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.O4.20 19.
RATES OF V.D.A. FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN LOADING AND ITNLOADING IN (t) q)ODS SHEDS, PARCEL OFFICES OF RAILWAYS, (ttl OTHER GOODS.SHEDS, GODOWNS, WARTHOUSES AND OTHER SIMILAR EMPLOYMENTS; (iii) DOCKS AND PORTS; AND (iv) PASSENGERS GOODS AND CARGO CARRIED OUT AT AIRPORTS (BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTICI.
Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.04.2018 to the employees would 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 I for ready reference.
The Main Objective of Minimum Wages is to provide for fixing the minimum rates of wages in certain employments.
It provides for fixing minimum wages in certain employments where labour is ignorant or less organised and is vulnerable to exploitation.
The Act provides for the fixation of a minimum time rate, a minimum piece rate, a guaranteed time rate, an overtime rate appropriate to different occupations and different classes of workers.
In case there is shortfall in All India Consumer Price Index, as a result of which dearness allowance apparently decreases, in that case there shall be no impact on notified applicable minimum rates of wages for different category of workmen/employees.
The Amount of Dearness Allowance in fraction, if any, would be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
All workmen who are covered under The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 and Employees Provident Fund & Misc. Provisions Act, 1952 and the employers would continue to deposit employer’s contribution towards ESI and PF as per prescribed rates of contribution as per revised Minimum Wages.
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Source: Ministry of Labour