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New Delhi : In a major relief to different category of workers engaged in various scheduled employments in the central sphere, the Union f Labour & Employment Ministry, Government of India, has notified and revised the rate of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) with effect from October 1, 2021.

The VDA is revised on the basis of average Consumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW), a price index compiled by Labour Bureau, an attached office of Ministry of Labour & Employment. The average CPI-IW for the months of January to June, 2021, was used for undertaking the latest Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) revision, according to a PIB release.

Bhupender Yadav, Union Labour & Employment, and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Minister, on October 29, 2021, said that this will benefit around 1.5 crore workers engaged in various scheduled employment in the central sphere across the country i.e. (a) Construction, maintenance of Roads, Runways, Building operations etc.; (b) Sweeping and cleaning; (c) Loading and unloading; (d) Watch and ward; (e) Mines & (f) Agriculture. He said that this is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas” and this increase will be effective from October 1, 2021.

Bhupender Yadav
Happy to inform that the @LabourMinistry has revised minimum wages (variable dearness allowance) applicable for scheduled employment in the central sphere. The hike, which will be effective from October 1, will benefit about 1.5 crore workers.