VDA Hike for Central Government Employees: The Ministry of Labour & Employment has announced a hike in variable DA (Dearness Allowance) for central government employees. The hike will be effective from April 1, 2021. This will also result in an increase in rate of minimum wages for central employees and workers. Now let’s check the details of this in this page.
VDA (Variable Dearness Allowance) Hike:
Ministry of Labour & Employment has announced a hike in variable DA (Dearness Allowance) from Rs.105 to Rs.210. The Variable Dearness Allowance is revised on the basis of average Consumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) a price index compiled by Labour Bureau. The average CPI-IW for the months of July to December 2020 was used for undertaking the latest VDA revision. Santosh Gangwar, Labour & Employment Minister has told that this will benefit about 1.50 crore workers engaged in various scheduled employments in central.
- “It will be for scheduled employment in the central sphere and applicable to the establishments under the authority of central government, railway administration, mines, oil fields, major ports or any corporation established by the central government. These rates are equally applicable to contract and casual employees/workers,” the ministry of labour & employment said in a statement
- “At a time when the country is struggling with the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, in a major relief to different category of workers engaged in various scheduled employments in the central sphere, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has notified and revised the rate of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) with effect from 1.4.2021,” said an official release.
This will be implemented with effect from 1st April, 2021. The rates fixed for scheduled employment in Central sphere are applicable to the establishments under the authority of Central Government, Railway Administration, Mines, Oil fields, major ports or any corporation established by the Central Government. These rates are equally applicable to contract and casual employees/workers. Stay connected with us for the further updates regarding this.
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