Chandigarh: Haryana Government has decided to revise the DC rates of various districts of the state.
The DC rates are wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers, which are fixed by district level committee headed by the Deputy Commissioners.
“The General Administration Department (GAD) under Haryana Chief Secretary will fix the DC rates for all categories and districts. This will lead to rationalization of these rates and will benefit the employees,” said an official spokesperson.
The initial purpose of the DC rate was to have a readily available labour rate which can be used in times of emergency like engaging labour for flood control works etc. when it would not be feasible to go for tenders due to time constraints.
“Over the period of time DC rates came to be recognized as standard rate of engagement of adhoc/temporary labour/staff even in non-emergency times,” he said.
He said that the Districts have been classified into three categories i.e. Category A including Gurugram, Faridabad, Panchkula and Sonipat, Category B including Panipat, Jhajjar, Palwal, Karnal, Ambala, Hisar, Rohtak, Rewari, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Yamunanagar, Bhiwani and Jind and Category C including Mahendargarh, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Nuh and Charkhi Dadri.
He said that the wages would be applied Group wise viz. Group B (Skilled), Group C – I (Semi-skilled Non-Technical), Group C – II (Semi-skilled II – Technical) and Group D (Unskilled).
Annual increment of 5 percent would be allowed to keep pace with inflation, he added. (Press Release)