VDA Minimum Wages for Watch and Ward Workers from 01.04.2019 – CLC | Labour Law News

VDA Minimum Wages for Watch and Ward Workers from 01.04.2019 – CLC


CLC (Chief Labour Commissioner) – VDA Minimum Wages for Watch and Ward 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. No.1/8(6)/2019-LS-II 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 the Central Government Vide Notification No.S.O.191(E) dated 19th January, 2Ol7 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 31. 12.2018 reaching 3O 1.33 from 288.33 (Base 2001 – l0O) 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.O4.2O 19.

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

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