As per Chief Labour Commissioner [Central]Kindly refer to youroffice Circular No 1/38(7)/2018-LS-II dated 28th September 2018 regarding rates of wages plus VDA per day payable wef 1st October 2018 to the employees engaged in the scheduled employment of Loading and Unloading operations in the (i) Railways – parcel office, or good-sheds, (ii) Other Good-sheds, Godowns Warehouses and other similar employments (iii) Docks and Ports and (iv) Passenger Goods and Cargo carried out at Airports (both International and Domestic.
We understand the Rates of Minimum wages plus VDA per day mentioned in the above referred Circular is for “Unskilled Workmen” in the “A”, “B” & “C” cities.
However, rate of Minimum Wages plus VDA is not mentioned in the above referred circular regarding employees of Semi-skilled; Skilled; or Supervisor; Clerk engaged in the scheduled employment of Loading and Unloading operations. It is mentioned that Workmen in the supervisory category, clerk or semi skilled, skilled workmen are also engaged for instance “Surveyor for Containers or Cargo” Clerk in the Ware-house in the Container Corporation of India or Port and Docks.
I request for a copy of circular mentioning the Rates of Wages plus VDA payable to the employees in category “Semi-skilled, Skilled, Supervisor, Clerk in the scheduled employment of Loading and Unloading operations.