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Variable DA revised in 59 units

Written by: Staff

Kanpur, Apr 5 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh government has revised the minimum basic wage rates and variable Dearness Allowace for workers in 59 industries.

As per a Labour Department notification here today, now unskilled and semi-skilled workers, employed in 59 industrial units and drawing a monthly remuneration of Rs.2600 and Rs 2964 as minimum basic wages would be entitled for the variable Dearness Allowance at the rate of Rs 24.90 and Rs 28.39 per month respectively from Febaurary 24 to March 31, 2006. The variable DA at the rate of of Rs 31.51 per month would be payable to the skilled workers earning minimum basic wages of Rs 3290 per month for the said period.

The notification further said that variable DA for the period from April 1, 2006 to September 30, 2006 for the aforesaid workers has been announced. These are Rs 114.56, Rs 130.60 and Rs 144.96 per month for un-skilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers respectively.

The notification clarified that the Variable DA would be payable for any rise over 522 points of all India Consumer Price Index (1982=100), neutralising the DA cent per cent. The daily rate of wages would not be less than 1/26th of the minimum basic rates plus variable DA.

The industries covered under the notifications inlcluded Rubber, Plastic, Petrol and oil pumps, Dairy, readymade garments, private hospitals, hosiery, private schools including nursery, woolen blankets making establishments and glass products manufacturing industries.


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