Minimum wages in Central Government has been revised with effect from Oct’18. The amended  rates for all the categories are in attached notification.






File No. 1 /s8( 1) / 20 t3-LS-tI
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Emplol,rnent
OIfice of the Chief Labour Comrnissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated::.[i/9 /20 18
lln exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No.
186(E) dated 19th Jafluary, 2OL7 of the Ministry of Labour and Emplo),rnent the
undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Al.lowance for the workers
employed in Agriculture w.e.f. 01.10.2018 on the basis of the average Consumer Price
Index for Industrial workers reaching 288.33 from 286 as on 30.06.2018 (Base 2001-
100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 2.33 points. The revised Variable Dearness
Allowance as under would be payable from 01.10.2018:-
Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable
Dearness Allowarrce payable w.e.f. O 1.10.2018 to the employees working in Agriculture
would be as under:-
395+27=422 364+25=389
Highly Skilled 438+29=467 4O7 +27=434 364+25:389
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-l
of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-ll of the
notification dated 19th January, 2077. The present classification of cities into areas A,
Category of worker Rates of V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
.B’ .C
Unskilled 22 21
Semi- Skilled/ Unskilled
)< 22 2l
29 27
Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
Unskilled 333+22=355 303+2t:324 300+2 I =32 I
Semi- 3O7 +21=328
Skilled/ Unskilled
364+25=389 aOeLaa-e<n
As per list attached.