All Legal Updates

  • Declaration of Rate of Interest for the Employees’ Provident Fund Members Account for the year 2021-22

    Vide Notification No. INV-11/2/2021-INV/4670, The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has conveyed the approval of the Central Government under para 60(1) of Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 to credit interest @ 8.10 % for the year 2021-22 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under Para 60 of EPF Scheme, 1952. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Jun-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Revised SOP for applying + F Endorsement certificate for Fortified Food products in FoSCoS

    FSSAI vide Order No. 45/+F logo/FFRC/Fortification/FSSA1-2019 dated 12th April 2021 issued SOP regarding the provision for applying +F endorsement of processed food products made in the Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) as per the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Food) First Amendment Regulations, 2020. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :06-Jun-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – Declaration of Paid Holiday on account of Bye Election

    Vide notification G.O.(Rt) No. 2025/2022/GAD, the Kerala Government has declared 31st May 2022 as paid holiday for all Commercial Establishment including private enterprises, private industrial centres, and other private institutions under the Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, on account of bye-election in Thrikkakara Legislative Assembly. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :26-May-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification (March 2022)

    Vide Notification No.DES/859/2022-P3(1) , the Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of March 2022 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :19-May-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Central – ESIC has Relaxed Conditions Under COVID 19 Relief Scheme

    Vide notification No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D, ESIC has relaxed the eligibility condition for providing relief under the Covid-19 relief scheme, which should have been paid or payable during a maximum period of one year immediately preceding the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease resulting in death. The minimum eligible period of contribution has been reduced from earlier 70 days to 35 days. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Apr-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu - Enforcement of Provisions Towards ESIC In Nagapattinam District

    Vide Notification S.O. 1534(E), the Government of India has notified April 01, 2022, as the effective date for certain provisions, from Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of disputes and claims) of The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, to come in force in Nagapattinam district of the State of Tamil Nadu. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Apr-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Uttar Pradesh - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2022)

    Vide notification No. 268-76/Pravartan-(M.W.)/15, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has released minimum wages effective from 1st April 2022 to 30th September 2022. Please find attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Apr-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Uttarakhand - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2022)

    Vide notification No 1064/4-01/13, the Government of Uttarakhand has released Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2022. Please find attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :04-Apr-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Gujarat - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2022)

    Vide notification, the Government of Gujarat has released the revised Minimum Wages dearness allowance for the State of Gujarat effective from 1st April 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :04-Apr-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Bihar – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2022)

    Vide notification Sr. No. 5/M.W.-40-16/2021-L&R-992, the Government of Bihar has released Minimum Wages for the state of Bihar effective from 1st April 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :04-Apr-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra – State Government Removes all COVID 19 Restrictions

    The Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to withdraw all Covid 19 restrictions imposed under the Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Diseases Act in the state from 0000 hrs of 1st April 2022. Therefore, following decisions are promulgated and conveyed to all – (a) All such orders that are currently in force for the imposition of restrictions related to COVID 19 that have been imposed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 are hereby withdrawn and will no longer in force from 0000 hrs of 1st April 2022, (b) All district disaster management Authorities are also advised to withdraw all the restrictions regarding COVID 19.  Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :01-Apr-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Chhattisgarh - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2022)

    Vide notification No/08/2022/1897, the Chhattisgarh Government has revised the VDA effective from 1st April 2022 to 30th September 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :31-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Auto Renewals of Registration under AP Shops and Establishments Act, 1988

    Vide circular no.LAE03-22021/1/2022-E1-LBRCOMR and following earlier notification towards auto renewal of registration under shops and establishments on 14th August 2021 , the Government of Andhra Pradesh has instructed all deputy commissioner of labour, assistant commissioner of labour and assistant labour officer to pursue the auto renewal process by all the shops and establishments in order to comply with the previous government order and also instructed to inform the employers or stake holders to utilize the facility and remit the requisite fee directly through Mee-Seva. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :28-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • The Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Amendment) Act, 2022

    Vide notification No. XXIV of 2022, the Maharashtra Government has introduced The Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Amendment) Act, 2022. According to the amendment, (a) The name board of every establishment shall be in Marathi language in Devanagari script for the establishments employing ten or more workers or less than ten workers (b) The Marathi language shall essentially be written in the beginning of name board and the font size of the letters in Marathi Language shall not be smaller than the font size of the letters in any other language (c) The requirement towards Aadhaar card number in identity card to worker has been removed. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :24-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2022)

    Vide notification Z3/4529/2022, the Tamil Nadu Government has revised the dearness allowance payable to the class of employees in the employment in shops and commercial establishments in the state of Tamil Nadu. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :22-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Amendments Under the Andhra Pradesh Factories Rules, 1950

    Vide notification no. G.O.Ms.No.7, the Andhra Pradesh Government has amended The Andhra Pradesh Factories Rules, 1950 to reduce compliance burden. According to the amendment, (a) The installed power required for approval of a factory plan shall be thirty horsepower or more instead of seventy-five horsepower or more, (b) Occupier of a factory must make an online application through single desk portal together with particulars, plans and scrutiny fee paid (c) The term for communicating approval plan is seven days from the date on which application has been submitted through online, (d) The drinking water shall be certified by NABL accredited laboratories, (e) The accounts pertaining to income and expenditure shall be submitted to canteen managing committee, (f)  workers employed in raw cashew roasting shall be re-examined by a certifying agent once in every twelve calendar month, (g) The manager of every factory shall submit integrated annual return online through single desk portal on or before 30th April of the year. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :17-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Uttar Pradesh – Declaration of Public Holiday on Account of Holi.

    Vide notification No.2022-39(2)/12, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has declared public holiday on account of Holi celebrating in 19th March 2022 (Saturday) along with previous holiday declared on 18th March 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :17-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Telangana - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2022)

    According to the press note released, the Commissioner of Labour Telangana, Hyderabad and the Competent authority under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 has declared the CPI points for calculation of variable dearness allowance for the state of Telangana with effect from 1st April 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • The Employees State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2022

    Vide notification no.G.S.R. 176 (E), ESIC has amended provision on sickness benefit under The Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950. As per amendment, insured women who is receiving maternity benefit can also claim sickness benefit i.e., cash benefit in case shorter contribution period is available to her subject to condition that contribution shall be payable for not less than half the number of days available for working in such contribution period. Therefore, amendment entitle more insured women to claim the benefit and this retrospective amendment shall not prejudicially affect any beneficiary of any other benefit entitled under Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Punjab - Exemption to Conditions for Women Employee Under The Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1958

    Vide notification No. Labour-Lab0PSCA/2/2021-5L/I/325484/2022 and supersession of notification dated 15th October, 2014, The Governor of Punjab is pleased to formulate a scheme for the Shops and Establishments in the state under The Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment Act 1958. According to the scheme, exemption given to the provisions towards conditions of employment for women and exemption will be given on case-to-case basis on receipt of applications from the establishments on the mentioned terms and conditions. The exemption awarded towards working hour of women employee subject to conditions mentioned in the notification. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :07-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra – State Government Eases Restrictions on Covid 19

    Vide Notification No. DMU/2020/CR. 92/DisM-1, State Executive Committee has decided to differentiate in response to the Covid 19 situation through restrictions or relaxations .The State Executive Committee promulgates the following directions, that will come into force from, 4rd March, 2022 from 0000 hrs across the State and will remain in force till the issue of any new order – (A) Municipal Corporations shall be dealt as separate Administrative Units and rest of the districts shall be dealt as single separate Administrative Units where the first dose vaccination is more than 90%, (B) All staff of all the establishments that cater to public at large shall necessarily be fully vaccinated, (C) Offline classes may resume in all academic institutions, (D) All shopping complexes, cinema halls, restaurants & bars, religious places, tourist places, entertainment parks etc. are allowed to operate with 100% capacity in Administrative Units, (E) There shall be no restrictions for inter-state and intra-state movement for fully vaccinated persons, (F) All offices, including government and private, may function with full capacity. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Mar-2022, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO Circular on Trainees Under National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM)

    Vide circular No. Compliance/NEEMscheme/2021, EPFO has recommended to all additional central provident fund commissioner and Zonal commissioners that provisions towards the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 will be applicable for the students getting placement in companies and appointed as employee of the establishments even during job or training or induction and other trainings taken after becoming employee. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :26-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The minimum Wages Notification (Dec 2021)

    Vide Notification No.DES/859/2022-P3(1) , the Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of December 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :21-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu - Circular on Grant of Paid Holiday for General Election

    Vide Letter No:2779/J1/2022-1, the Government of Tamil Nadu has requested commissioner of labour to direct the employers of all industrial establishments, shops, factories and public sector undertakings to provide holiday with wages to all the labourers under the control on the poll day going to be held on 19th February 2022 in those areas wherever such poll take place. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :17-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • HP Grant Paid Holiday On Account Of General Election In Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab

    Vide circular No.1-18/85(Fac)Lab-Vol-II , the Government of Uttar Pradesh has declared paid holiday for electors of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab who are employed in business, trade, industrial establishments or any establishments located in Himachal Pradesh on account of general election in Uttar Pradesh on 10.02.2022, 14.02.2022, 20.02.2022, 23.02.2022, 27.02.2022, 03.03.2022, 07.03.2022 and Punjab on 20.02.2022, Uttarakhand on 14th February 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :14-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu – Grant of Holiday on Account of General Election

    Vide notification G.O (Ms) No.27, the Tamil Nadu Government has declared public holiday on 19th February 2022(Saturday) for all Government offices, including industrial establishments of Government and Government controlled bodies and all education institutions. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :14-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • West Bengal – The Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2022)

    Vide Notification No.15/703/Stat/2RW/29/2016/LCS/JLC, the government of West Bengal has released the minimum rates of wages effective from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra – The Minimum Wages Notification (January, 2022)

    Vide Notification, the government of Maharashtra has released revised minimum rates of wages (variable dearness allowance) effective from 1st January 2022 which will be valid till 30th June 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • SEBI - Circular on dematerialization of shares for availing certain services

    As an ongoing measure to enhance ease of dealing in securities markets by investors,  vide notification no. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2022/66 dated January 24, 2022, it has been decided that listed companies shall henceforth issue the securities in dematerialized form only while processing the following service request – (a) Issue of duplicate securities certificate, (b) Claim from Unclaimed Suspense Account, (c) Renewal / Exchange of securities certificate (d) Endorsement, (e) Sub-division / Splitting of securities certificate, (f) Consolidation of securities certificates/folios, (g) Transmission, (h) Transposition. The securities holder/claimant shall submit duly filled up Form ISR-4(to be hosted on the website of the Issuer Companies and the RTAs) along with the documents / details specified therein. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Change in control of the asset management company involving scheme of arrangement under Companies Act, 2013

    SEBI has decided the following to streamline the process of providing approval to the proposed change in control of an AMC involving scheme of arrangement which needs sanction of National Company Law Tribunal (“NCLT”):

    (a) The application seeking approval for the proposed change in control of the AMC under Regulation 22(e) of MF Regulations shall be filed with SEBI prior to filing the application with the NCLT,( b) Upon being satisfied with compliance of the applicable regulatory requirements, an in-principle approval will be granted by SEBI, (c) The validity of such in-principle approval shall be three months from the date of issuance, within which the relevant application shall be made to NCLT.This circular shall be applicable to applications filed with NCLT on or after March 1, 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • SEBI - Circular on dematerialization of shares for availing certain services

    As an ongoing measure to enhance ease of dealing in securities markets by investors,  vide notification no. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2022/66 dated January 24, 2022, it has been decided that listed companies shall henceforth issue the securities in dematerialized form only while processing the following service request – (a) Issue of duplicate securities certificate, (b) Claim from Unclaimed Suspense Account, (c) Renewal / Exchange of securities certificate (d) Endorsement, (e) Sub-division / Splitting of securities certificate, (f) Consolidation of securities certificates/folios, (g) Transmission, (h) Transposition. The securities holder/claimant shall submit duly filled up Form ISR-4(to be hosted on the website of the Issuer Companies and the RTAs) along with the documents / details specified therein. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Feb-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Implementation of the Haryana State Employment of Local candidates Act, 2020

    In order to ensure smooth implementation of the Haryana State Employment of Local candidates Act, 2020 in the state of Haryana, it has been decided that at the first instance some categories of Employers are hereby granted deemed exemptions, as under-

    (a) vacancies in new start-ups and information technologies (IT)/ITES of new employers for a period of two years from the date of commencement of work,

    (b) Short term employment, the total duration of which is less than forty-five days,

    (c) Vacancies under any employer who particularly engage in agricultural activities etc. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :22-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • SEBI Chairman launches “Saa₹thi” – SEBI’s Mobile App on Investor Education

    SEBI launched “Saa₹thi” – SEBI’s Mobile App on Investor Education. This SEBI Mobile App aims to create awareness among the investors about the basic concepts of Securities Market, KYC Process, trading and settlement, mutual funds, recent market developments, investor grievances redressal mechanism, etc. The App is available in Hindi and English. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :20-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Press Release relating to Investor charter

    SEBI vide a public notice dated November 17,2021 has published investor charter for securities market. The press release explains the steps taken by SEBI for empowering investors. These measures taken by SEBI includes:

    1. Development of separate investor charter for Stock exchanges, Depositories and other intermediaries, (2) Publishing the status of Disposal of investor grievances received in SCORES,(3) Recent policy initiatives taken by SEBI –(a) Amendments pertaining investor protection fund and Investor service fun,(b) Standardized norms for PAN and KYC, (c) Providing of electronic interface for processing investor queries ,(d) All holders of physical securities are required to furnish the PAN, KYC details including bank account details,(4) SEBI is also examining the possibility of introducing alternate dispute resolution mechanism between regulated entities and their clients . Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :18-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification (Nov 2021)

    Vide notification No. No. DES/859/2022-P3(1), the Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of November 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :15-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Karnataka - Extension of Time Limit to Deposit Labour Welfare Fund

    Karnataka Government has extended the last day of deposit towards payment of Labour Welfare Fund contribution from 15th January 2022 to 31st January 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :14-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Rules, 2021

    Vide notification No. Lab/1128, the Governor of Haryana has introduced The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Rules, 2021. Therefore, rule will come into force with effect from the date of coming into force of the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 which specified the date as on 15th day January 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :14-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra - Lockdown imposes from 10th January

    In order to prevent the spreading of the Covid virus, vide Notification No. DMU/2020/CR. 92/DisM - 1, the Government of Maharashtra hereby issues the following directions that will come into force from 10th January, 2022 from 0000 hrs and shall remain in force till issue of any new Order – (a) A night curfew will be imposed from Monday barring movement of people in groups of 5 or more from 11 pm to 5am. Further, no movement will be allowed in public from 11 pm to 5 am except for essential services (hospitals, pharmacies, groceries, public transport, e commerce, Banks etc), (b) Schools and colleges will be closed till February 15 except for activities required to be undertaken for class 10 and 12 students and administrative activities of teachers (c) No visitors will be allowed at government offices except with written permission of office heads. Online interaction facility will be provided for people through video conference, (d) Government offices as well as Private offices have also been asked to rationalise the number of employees coming to work by allowing work from home and staggering working hours, (e) Public and political gathering will be capped at 50 and hotel, cinema halls to be operate at 50% seating capacity till 10 pm. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :10-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Implementation of Provisions Towards ESIC in the Districts of Assam

    Vide notification S.O. 5371(E), ESIC has implemented the provisions of Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication Of Disputes and Claims) in the entire area of following districts in the State of Assam such as Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Bishwanath, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Golaghat, Goalpara, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Nalbari, Marigaon, Nagaon, Sibsagar, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong (in addition to the already implemented area in the district), including Karbi Anglong, Karim Ganj, South Salmara Mankachar. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :03-Jan-2022, Central / State : NA
  • Meghalaya - General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide notification No GAA.76/2021/16, the Government of Meghalaya has declared the List of Public Holidays in the State of Meghalaya for the calendar year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :31-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Jammu and Kashmir – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide notification No. GAD-ADM/253/2021-09-GAD, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir has declared the List of General Holidays in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the calendar year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :31-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Punjab – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide Notification No. 06/01/2021/2PP3/1372, the Punjab government has declared the list of public holidays in the state of Punjab for the calendar year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :27-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Jharkhand – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide notification No.15/03-02/2021-8489, the Jharkhand Government has declared the list of public holidays in the state of Jharkhand for the calendar year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :27-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Puducherry – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide Notification, the Government of Puducherry has declared the List of General Holidays in the UT of Puducherry for the calendar year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :27-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Chandigarh – Declaration of Paid Holiday on account of Municipal Election

    Vide notification No. 12/7/30-HII(2)-2021/15148, the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared short leave on Friday, the 24th December, 2021 for all the Factories and Shops and Commercial Establishments falling in the area of ward number one to thirty-five of Municipal Corporation, Union Territory, Chandigarh. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :24-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Application of ESI Act to Banks

    Vide notification, Central Government has declared that only the casual and contract employees of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and other establishments specified in the notification belonging to or under the control of Central Government are coverable under the ESI Act and banks are not coverable. The casual and contract employees of subsidiaries of banks, which are performing the job of Non- Banking Financial Companies would however be coverable. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :23-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Extension of Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana

    EPFO has extended the registration facility under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) from 30th June 2021 to 31st March 2022 As per the scheme, (1) incentive shall be in the form of payment of employee and employer contribution which is twenty four percent of wages in respect of new employees employed in establishments having more than one thousand employees, (2) establishments registered with EPFO after 1st October 2020 shall get the benefits in respect of all new employees. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :23-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Submission of the Return of Ownership in Form 5A and the Signature samples of the Authorized Signatories by EPFO

    Vide Notification, EPFO has requested to file digital signature Certificate/e-sign of the authorised Signatory/Signatures only under the seal signature of the “Employer” along with a scanned copy of the Return of Ownership in Form 5A signed by the employer, failing which the signature of anybody else not duly authorized by the employer of the Establishment shall not be accepted as authorized. On the other hand, it will be treated as false return/statement/document/declaration. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :21-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Telangana Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) (Amendment) Rules, 2021

    Vide Notification, the Government of Telangana has amended some rules on child labour. These Rules may be called the Telangana Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) (Amendment) Rules, 2021.They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Telangana Gazette. According to the notification-(a) State government seeks to take strict action against those who employ or force children to work,(b) Labour Department will also constitute a task force committee headed by District Collector concerned, to effectively monitor and curb the child labour menace, (c) As per revised guidelines, film director will require to obtain permission from the Collector concerned in order to rope in children in movies or serials, (d) If parents force children to work, they will also face action, (e) If any child fails to attend school for 30 days, without permission, school principal will require to bring it to the notice of concerned nodal officer. Please find the attached file for more detail information.  

    View File, Added On :21-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Assam Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Taxation (Amendment) Act, 2021

    Vide notification No. LGL.55/2005/46, the Assam Government has amended the provisions towards liability of tax, returns and included new provisions towards applicability of the provisions on Assam Value Added Tax and automated data processing system. As per the amendment, (1) apply liability to tax on members of the armed forces of India, (2) The penalty for not filing return has increased to one hundred for each day of delay or a maximum of rupees five thousand whichever is less, (3) The employers who are previously registered under The Assam Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, The Assam Value Added Tax Act, 2003, The Assam Taxation (On Specified Lands) Act, 1990, The Assam Agricultural Income-tax Act, 1939, The Assam Electricity Duty Act, 1964 considered to be registered under this enactment, (4) The Assam Value Added Tax Act, 2003 is applicable as is without any change, (5) Introduction of procedures for e-filing of returns and e-payment of taxes and automated data processing system. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :21-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Uttarakhand – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide notification, the Government of Uttarakhand has declared the List of General Holidays in the State of Uttarakhand for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :18-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Uttar Pradesh – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide notification, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has declared the List of General Holidays in the State of Uttar Pradesh for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :18-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide notification no. 28/67/2018-3GSII, the Haryana Government has declared the List of General Holidays in the State of Haryana for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :18-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Chandigarh – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide notification no. 6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/18568, the Chandigarh Administration has declared the List of Public Holidays in the Union Territory of Chandigarh for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :18-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - Circular Towards Linking of ESIC of Insured Person with EPFO

    Vide circular, ESIC has decided to link ESIC insurance number of insured person with the EPFO's Universal Account Number (UAN), a twelve digit identification number allotted by EPFO. Therefore, members of EPFO with authorised Aadhaar and Bank details seeded against the UAN can submit their provident fund withdrawal or settlement or transfer requests. An arrangement has been made in the ESI portal where the employer can enter the UAN of IPs through the module. Once after entering details in the system the same can be verified with EPFO. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :15-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kolkata – Declaration of Paid Holidays on Account of Municipal Election

    Vide notification No. Labr/2228/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17, the West Bengal Government has declared paid holiday on Sunday,19th December 2021 for the employees who are working in shops, commercial and industrial establishments, pertaining to Kolkata Municipal Corporation so as to enable them to exercise their right of franchise. Therefore, employers of any business, trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishments of the areas pertaining to Kolkata Municipal Corporation shall grant paid holiday on the day of Poll to their workmen who are entitled to cast vote. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :15-Dec-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Assam – Declaration of Public Holiday on Account of Bye Election

    Vide Notification No.GAG(A).139/205/258, Government of Assam has declared 15th December 2021 as a public holiday on account of Gaon Panchayat-bye election at Goalpara district for government bodies/ non-government bodies, all bodies and organisation under the state government including urban local bodies and PRI, educational institutions and business establishments including banks, tea garden and industries etc within the jurisdictions. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    Added On :23-Nov-2021, Central / State :
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification (Sept 2021)

    Vide Notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1), the Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of September 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :22-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi - The Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Rules, 2021

    Vide Notification No. 15(52)/Lab/2021/4506, the Government of Delhi has amended the rules towards form of submitting a statement, the fees and other particulars, manner of registering establishments and form of registration certificate, forms of notifying a change and fees, schedules under Delhi Shops and Establishments Rules, 1954. As per the amendment, (a) The online system is implemented for filing application and granting of registration certificate, making amendment in application, (b) The schedules I and II which prescribe details of fees has been removed (c) The Form G is amended to include register of wages, deductions, overtime, Advances and therefore, removed Form H and Form I. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :22-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Extension of Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana Scheme

    Vide notification no. No. N-12/13/1/2019 P&D, ESIC has extended the relaxation in eligibility conditions in the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana for period 01.07.2021 to 30.06.2022 with the same terms and conditions as notified on with enhanced rate of relief and relaxed eligibility conditions as notified in the Gazette of India, (Extraordinary), Part III – Section - 4 (Sl. No. 436) dated 16.10.2020. and Sl. No. 15 dated 11.01.2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :22-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC – Seeding of UAN Number for Insurance Module

    Vide Notification No F.NO. D/22/SRO/ROHINI/CO-ORD/VIVIDH/2021-22, ESIC requested to register EPF UAN as per the insurance module. Therefore, employer can do login through www.esic.in till December 2021. Please find the attach ed file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :20-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Odisha - General Holidays List 2022

    Vide notification RDM-Reg-REGN-0080-2021-34561, Odisha Government has released holiday list for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :19-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Relaxation Of Time Limit for Filing and Depositing ESI Contribution

    Vide circular No. P-11/12/Misc./1/2019 (M)- Rev.II, has acknowledged to regional directors and sub regional offices that employee state insurance contribution for the month of October 2021 can be remitted up to 30th November 2021 instead of 15th November 2021 and return of contribution for the period of April 2021 to September 2021 may be filed up to 15th December 2021 instead of 11th November 2021 on account of system breakdown in information technology system. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :17-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Mandatory Seeding of Aadhaar Number with UAN for filling of ECR

    In partial modification of the Circular No. WSU/15(1)2019/ATR/529 dated 15.06.2021 under reference, it is informed that the date of completing the seeding and verification of Aadhaar with UAN, is hereby extended till 30.11.2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :15-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Circular on Submission of Document for Late Registration

    Vide circular No.72. U.11.2020.Misc.(Late Registration), ESIC has notified that relevant document to be submitted to the concerned RO/SRO in prescribed proforma within 15 days of the issue of show cause notice in case of request made through online by employer for change in date of registration. Hence, all employers are also requested to submit necessary documents within stipulated time and failing to submit may reject late registration. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :15-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Implementation of the ESI Act in the entire area of Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts in the state of Tamil Nādu

    Vide circular No. S.N-15011/1/2021, ESIC has extended the implementation of the Employee's State Insurance Act, 1948 in the entire area of Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts in the state of Tamil Nadu effective from 1st November 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :15-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi – The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide notification number F.No.12 (142)/02/MW/VIII/Part file/4456, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has released minimum wages including variable dearness allowance for the National Capital Territory of Delhi effective from 1st October 2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :12-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Judgement of Honorable Supreme Court on ESI Contribution to Exclude Conveyance Allowance

    Vide circular No. T-11/13/56/02/2020 Rev.II, ESIC has acknowledged to all regional and sub regional offices regarding judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India that payment of conveyance allowance as per present case does not fall under definition of term "wages" which means "all remuneration paid or payable in cash to an employee, if the terms of the contract of employment, express or implied, were fulfilled and includes [any payment to an employee in respect of any period of authorised leave, lock-out, strike which is not illegal or layoff and] other additional remuneration, if any, (paid at intervals not exceeding two months), but does not include (a) any contribution paid by the employer to any pension fund or provident fund, or under this Act ; (b) any travelling allowance or the value of any travelling concession ; (c) any sum paid to the person employed to defray special expenses entailed on him by the nature of his employment ; or (d) any gratuity payable on discharge" . Therefore, concluded that conveyance allowance shall not form part of the wages of the employees and the judgement hold good with effect from 8th March 2021.Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :12-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - Declaration of Rate of Interest for The Employees Provident Fund Members Account

    Vide circular No.INV-11/1/2020-INV and referring to ministry of labour and employment letter no. R-11018/1/2021 SS-II, dated 29th October 2021, ESIC has requested all zonal offices and regional offices to issue instruction for crediting interest to members account in regard to Central Government convey of approval towards credit of interest at the rate 8.50 percent for the year 2020-21. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :11-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC – Seeding of UAN Number in the Insurance Module

    Vide Notification no. P-11/12/UAN./2021–REV.II, ESIC has decided to capture UAN data in employer’s module of operation. Further it has been directed by the secretary that UAN of minimum 75 lakhs workers should be added in the Insurance module of ESI Corporation by 24.02.2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :11-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020

    Vide notification No. Lab/25467/25478/2021, the Governor of Haryana has specified the date as on 15th day January 2022 for implementing The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020. According to the notification, the limit towards monthly salary is thirty thousand rupees instead of fifty thousand rupees as gross monthly salary or wages for registration. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :10-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala - General Holidays List 2022

    Vide notification No.G. O. (P) No. 29/2021/GAD, the Kerala Government has released holiday list for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :10-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi- General Holidays list 2021

    Vide Notification No. F.No. 12/5/2021-JCA-2, the Government of Delhi has declared the List of General Holidays in the UT of Delhi for the calendar year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EFPO - Circular for International Workers in Singapore

    Vide circular IWU/7(14)2008/Singapore/3130, EPFO has advised all zones and regional commissioners for regulating the receipt of contribution taking in consideration this certification received through the employer of such workers either in physical or electronic form. The certificate as per agreement can be issued by any authorities namely the high commission of the Republic of Singapore in India, Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in India and Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry. Therefore, claims submitted by Singapore nationals can be processed treating India Singapore comprehensive economic cooperation agreement signed by India. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Mizoram - General Holidays List 2022

    Vide Notification No. F.23012/3/2020-GAD, the Government of Mizoram has released holiday list for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu – General Holidays List, 2022

    Vide Notification G.O.Ms.No. 935, the Government of Tamil Nadu has released holiday list for the year 2022. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Amendments to the Tamil Nadu Factories Rules

     Vide notification No.SRO A-20/2021, the Governor of Tamil Nadu has amended Schedule XX towards handling and processing of asbestos, manufacture of any article of asbestos and any other process of manufacture or otherwise in which asbestos is used in any form. According to the amendment - (a) Schedule shall apply to all manufacturing process carried on in a factory involving exposure of workers to asbestos and/or product containing Asbestos, (b) It apply to all workers exposed to asbestos in the factory and it shall be the responsibility of the occupier of the factory to comply with the provisions of this schedule in respect of the workers, (c) The occupier of the factory wherein asbestos or substances containing asbestos are in use, shall prepare work procedures and practices, in the light of scientific research and technological progress for approval by the Chief Inspector. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Nov-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Telangana – The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    According to the press note released, Commissioner of Labour Telangana, Hyderabad and the Competent authority under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 has declared the CPI points for calculation of variable dearness allowance for the state of Telangana with effect from 1st October 2021 till 31st March, 2022. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :30-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central – The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide notification F.No. 1 I /26(3)/2021-LS-II, the Government of India has released Minimum Wages for the Central effective 1st October 2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :29-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Enforcement Of Provisions Towards ESIC In Districts of Maharashtra

    Vide notification no. S.O. 4476(E), ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits) and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) effective from 1st November, 2021 in all the areas of Ahmednagar, Jalna and Yavatmal districts in the State of Maharashtra. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :29-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Andhra Pradesh – The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide Notification No. G/6019/2021, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st October 2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :27-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Jharkhand – The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide Notification No-2/MW-2071/2010, L&T-1214, the Jharkhand Government has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st October 2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :26-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Meghalaya - Declaration of Paid Holiday on 30th October, 2021

    Vide press release no 275/21, the Government of Meghalaya has declared paid holiday on 30th October 2021(Saturday) for the employees working in shops, trade, industrial undertaking or any of the establishment, Government Offices and Educational Institutions falling under 13-Mawryngkneng (ST), 24-Mawphlang (ST) Assembly Constituency in East Khasi Hills District and 47-Rajabala Assembly Constituency in West Garo Hills District in connection with the Bye Election to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :25-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Andhra Pradesh - Declaration Of Public Holiday On Account of Assembly Elections

    Vide notification no. G.O.Rt.No.1698, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has declared 30th October, 2021 (Saturday) to be a Public Holiday in the area of 124-Badvel (SC) Assembly Constituency of Andhra Pradesh. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :25-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Chhattisgarh - General Holidays List 2022

    This is to bring to your kind notice that, vide notification No. F-1-1/2021/1/5, the Government of Chhattisgarh has declared the List of General Holidays in the State of Chhattisgarh for the calendar year 2022. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :22-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana – Declaration of Paid Holiday on 30th October, 2021

    Vide notification No. Elec-2021/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/24369, the Haryana Government has declared 30th October 2021 (Saturday) as "Close Day" for those employees of Shops and Commercial Establishments who are enrolled as voters in 46-Ellenabad Assembly Constituency (District Sirsa), to enable them to cast their votes. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :22-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Goa – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide Notification No. CLE/PA/MWA-VDA/(10)/2016/6020, the Government of Goa has released the variable dearness allowance towards Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :20-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Uttar Pradesh - The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide notification no. 630-37/Pravartan-(M.W.)/15, the the Government of Uttar Pradesh has released Minimum Wages for the state of Uttar Pradesh effective from 1st October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Please find the attached file for detail information.

      
    View File, Added On :16-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Uttarakhand - The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide notification No 4384/4-01/13, the Government of Uttarakhand has released Minimum Wages for the state of Uttarakhand effective from 1st October 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

      
    View File, Added On :16-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Gujarat – The Minimum Wages Notification (October,2021).

    Vide Notification, the Government of Gujarat has released the revised Minimum Wages dearness allowance for the State of Gujarat effective from 1st October 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :11-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu - Declaration of Paid Holiday on Account of Gram Panchayat Elections

    Vide notification No.17048/J1/2021-2, the Tamil Nadu Government has declared paid holiday for 1st phase of election which will be held on 6th October 2021 (Wednesday) and the second phase of ordinary election in Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupathur, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tirunelveli and Tenkasi along with casual election to rural local bodies in other twenty-eight districts which will be held on 9th October 2021 (Saturday). Therefore, employers are directed to declare paid holiday on the polling day 6th October 2021 and 9th October 2021 to allow employees to cast their vote for Gram Panchayat elections in the state of Tamil Nadu. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :08-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Madhya Pradesh - The Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide notification no. 1/11/Five/2015/29748-996, the Government of Madhya Pradesh has released minimum wages for the State of Madhya Pradesh effective from 1st October 2021Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Bihar - The Minimum Wage Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide Notification No-5/ M.W.- 40-16/202 1 L&R- 2847, the Government of Bihar has released Minimum Wages for the state of Bihar effective from 1st October 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Chhattisgarh - The Minimum Wages Revised Notification (Oct 2021)

    Vide notification No/08/2021/7001, the Government of Chhattisgarh has revised the VDA effective from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :05-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Code on Wages (Telangana State) Rules, 2021

    The Government of Telangana, after careful examination of the matter, hereby decided to issue draft rules namely the Code on Wages (Telangana State) Rules, 2021, which the State Government proposes to make, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 67 of the Code on Wages, 2019 (Central Act No.29 of 2019) read with section 24 of the General Clauses Act, 1987 (Central Act No.10 of 1987) by inviting objections and suggestions from general public and stakeholders in the matter. The said draft notification will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of forty-five days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public. The objections and suggestions, if any, should be addressed to the Commissioner of Labour, T. Anjaiah Bhavan, RTC ‘X’ Roads, Hyderabad, Telangana by post or through email: col.labour.telangana@gmail.com & jcl.ts.hq@gmail.com. Objections and suggestions, which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft notification rules before expiry of the period specified above, will be considered by the State Government. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :04-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Implementation of policy to enable the provision for change in premise address without changing FSSAI License/Registration number

    In order to facilitate the food businesses in retaining the existing License/Registration number, even if they change the location of food unit, FSSAI vide order no. 15(31 )2020/FoSCoS/RCD/FSSAI, dated 31st May, 2021, enabled Food businesses to migrate from State License to Central License or vice versa without change in the FSSAI License number. At the time of applying modification for change in jurisdiction, an automatic online application for transfer to be sent to existing authority, which needs to be scrutinized within 15 days of receiving of application. No comments on the transfer application by existing authority within 15 days would result in auto-approval. Then the application shall move to destined licensing/registering authority who shall scrutinize the same. Once approved, the license with its record/history shall shift to destined licensing authority. If rejected, the license shall continue with the existing licensing authority (with no refund of license fee). Please find the attached file for more detail in formation. 

    View File, Added On :01-Oct-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Enforcement of Provisions towards ESIC Districts of Tripura.

    Vide notification S.O.3952(E), ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) effective from 1st day of October, 2021 in all the areas of Dhalai, Gomati, North Tripura and Sepahijala district in the State of Tripura. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :27-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021

     The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, which prohibits identified single use plastic items which have low utility and high littering potential by 2022. The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of following single-use plastic, including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, commodities shall be prohibited with effect from the 01.07.2022- (a) ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene [Thermocol] for decoration; (b) plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straw, trays, wrapping or packing films around sweet boxes, invitation cards,  and cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners less than 100 micron, stirrers. In order to stop littering due to light weight plastic carry bags, with effect from 30.09.2021, the thickness of plastic carry bags has been increased from 50 microns to 75 microns and to 120 microns with effect from the 31st December, 2022. 

    View File, Added On :27-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2021

    As per notification published in the official gazette dated 6th September, 2021, the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972. Currently the Act defines that Every employee shall contribute a sum not exceeding fifty rupees per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time to the Fund and every employer shall, in respect of each such employee, contribute a sum not exceeding hundred rupees per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Fund and the Government shall, in respect of each such employee, contribute a sum not exceeding fifty rupees per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Fund. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :24-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Extension of provision to Certain Establishments And Local Bodies In Manipur

    Vide notification No.LAB-1/3/2020-LAB and EM-LAB&EMP, the Government of Manipur has extended the provisions of The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESIC) to the classes of establishments situated within the areas as specified in consultation with the Employees State Insurance Corporation and with the approval of the Central Government. Therefore, provision of ESIC extends on Shops, Hotels, Restaurants, Road Motor Transport establishments, Cinemas Including preview theatres, newspaper establishments, educational institutions, medical institutions, municipal corporation, municipal board, municipal council and other Local bodies controlled by the State Government. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :24-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification

    Vide Notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1), the Labour and Skills (E) Department of Kerala Government has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of July 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :22-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • West Bengal - Guidelines for Payment of Bonus or Ex-gratia To the Employees

      Vide notification No. Labr/1690(LC-IR)/22013/56/2019, The Governor Of West Bengal makes an appeal to all employers and employees of the state covered under payment of Bonus Act,1965 as amended by the payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 to stick to the following guidelines while setting the legitimate dues of workers in respect of payment of bonus, in view of ensuing Durga Puja, for the year 2021 – (a) Employers shall adopt a flexible attitude on the issue of payment of bonus,(b) Employers shall consider payment of an amount of ex-gratia in lieu of bonus as is admissible at the maximum stage workmen and employees who have crossed the eligibility limit, (3) All employees, whether in casual employment or re-employed after retirement or employed through contractors worked for not less than 30 days during the year should be paid bonus, (4) The employers who are in default towards payment of bonus for the previous years are also being requested to make such payments this year along with the payment of bonus, (5) All trade unions, and employers organizations shall extend their co-operation in maintenance of a climate of industrial peace and exercise their good offices for peaceful and effective settlement of industrial disputes, (6) Employees of IT sector, Hotels and Restaurants, Shops & Establishments, Security Workers and some workers in jute mills should get, (7) The payments of bonus should be made before commencement of Durga Puja, 2021, (8) All employers including the public sector undertakings will act according to this appeal, (9) Government also expects that all employers' organizations will advise their constituents to act according to this appeal. Therefore, Government expects that the employers in such cases shall also pay bonus/ex-gratia to their workers before commencement of Durga Puja, 2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :21-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Code on Wages (Haryana) Rules, 2021.

    Vide Notification No. 02/08/2021-2 Lab, the Government of Haryana has released Code on Wages (Haryana) Rules, 2021. The following draft of rules which the Governor of Haryana proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 67 of the Code on Wages, 2019 (Central Act 29 of 2019) read with section 24 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (Central Act 10 of 1897), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of section 67 of the Code on Wages, 2019 (Central Act 29 of 2019), for the information of persons likely to be affected thereby. Notice is hereby given that the draft of rules shall be taken into consideration by the Government on or after the expiry of a period of forty five days from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette together with objections and suggestions, if any, which may be addressed to Labour Commissioner, Haryana, 30 Bays Building, Sector-17B, Chandigarh or by email at codeonwageshry@gmail.com by any person with respect to the draft of rules before the expiry of the period so specified. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :21-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Himachal Pradesh - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide notification No. Shram (A)4-2/2018-P-I, the Himachal Pradesh Government has released the minimum wages for the State of Himachal Pradesh effective from 1st April 2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :17-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • West Bengal - Exemption of Petrol And Diesel Pumps (filling station) for Bye-Election

    Vide notification No: Labr./1677/LC-IR/7S-06/17, the Governor Of West Bengal  has exempted from operation of provision towards hours of work under The West Bengal Shops And Establishments Act, 1963 for all classes of petrol and diesel pumps (filling station) situated within the areas of the concerned assembly constituencies in the state, on the occasion of elections to West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 56-Samserganj, 58-Jangipur Assembly Constituencies and Bye-election to West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 159- Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency to be held on 30.9.2021 (Thursday) subject to the condition that any work done beyond eight and half hours a day or forty eight hours a week shall be regarded as overtime work for payment of overtime wages. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :17-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Maharashtra Code on Wages Rules, 2021

    Vide Notification No. C.O.W-2021/C.R.25/LABOUR-9, the Government of Maharashtra has released Maharashtra Code on Wages Rules, 2021. The following draft of rules which the Government of Maharashtra, proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 67 of the Code on Wages, 2019 (29 of 2019) read with section 24 of the General Clauses Act,1897 (10 of 1897) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf and in supersession of the Maharashtra Minimum Wages Rules, 1963 and the Maharashtra Payment of Wages Rules, 1963, is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of the said section 67, for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby. The notice is hereby given that the said draft will be taken into consideration by the Government of Maharashtra after the expiry of forty-five days from the date of publication of this notification in the Maharashtra Government Gazette. Any objection or suggestion, which may be received by the Commissioner of Labour, Maharashtra State, Kamgar Bhavan, ‘E’ Block, Bandra-Kurla complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051 or on email mahalabourcommr@ gmail.com from any person with respect to the said draft before the expiry of the above-mentioned period, will be considered by the Government. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

      
    View File, Added On :16-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO - Extension Of Timeline For Mandatory Seeding Of Aadhar Number

    Vide circular No: BKG-27/5/2021-BKG/, EPFO has extended the time till 31st December 2021 towards seeding of Aadhaar for EPFO administrative zone of north east region comprising state of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura and establishments in remote localities, areas affected by insurgency, frequent change of work site of workers, other attendant constraints in classes establishments such as Beedi making, building and construction and plantation industries. The delay in filing ECR for wage month August 2021, September 2021, due to non-seeding of Aadhaar in establishments located other than those areas as mentioned shall not be considered as employer's default. Therefore, zonal offices are directed that regional offices and district offices facilitate and coordinate with UIDAI to organize camps for Aadhaar enrolment and correction in Aadhaar data of EPF member to facilitate Aadhaar seeding in UANs and monitor the progress on weekly basis. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :14-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Assam - The Minimum Wages Notification (June,2021)

    Vide notification No. GLR.503/81/Pt-II/8, the Assam Government has released revised minimum rates of wages for the state of Assam effective from 1st day of June, 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :06-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana - Declaration of Holiday in account of Bye-Election

    Vide notification No. Elec-2021/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/, the Governor of Haryana has declared 12.09.2021Sunday as a close day on the account of bye election, for the employees of Shops and Commercial Establishments falling within jurisdiction of Municipal Committee, Dharuhera, District Rewari, Ward Nos. 3.4,7,8 & 9 of Municipal Committee, Ateli Mandi, District Mahendergarh. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :06-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO - Relief from Penalty for Delay in Deposit of Dues or Filing of ECRs

    Vide circular No. C-I/MISC./Pandemic Relief/2021/Vol-I, EPFO has directed its field offices not to presume Employer’s default with respect to the delay in filing of ECRs for the month of May, 2021 which are statutorily due on or before 15th June 2021 on account of non-seeding of Aadhar with the UANs. Further, EPFO has advised its offices to appreciate each case in its own facts under section 14B of the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,1952.Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :04-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana – The Minimum Wages Notification (July 2021)

    Vide Notification No. I.R- 2/2021/20632-782, the Haryana Government has released the variable dearness allowance towards Minimum Wages effective from 1st July 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :04-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Enforcement of Provisions towards ESIC Districts in Tamil Nadu.

    Vide notification S.O. 3528(E), ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) effective from 1st September, 2021 in all the areas of Mayiladuthurai, Vellore and Ariyalur districts in the State of Tamil Nadu in addition to the already implemented area in the district. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Phased Programme for Implementation of ESI Scheme for year 2021-22.

    The district wise phased programme of implementation of ESI Scheme for the year 2020-21 was conveyed as per vision - 2022. The target for 2020-21 could not be achieved due to non-completion of medical arrangement during the Covid pandemic. Now a new consolidated target for 2021-2022 is enclosed as Annexure-A with the request that necessary steps may be taken on priority for implementing the scheme in the districts shown in the annexure. In view of the above, the state government is requested to take steps to complete the medical arrangement in the districts for delivery of medical care to the insured persons and their family members so as to enable ESIC to take further action for issue of notification well in time for implementing the scheme. Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :03-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra - Submission of Information on Accidents in Factories through Online

    Vide notification no.24/2021, the Maharashtra Government has developed an online system to ensure timely receipt of information on accident in the factory. In case of fire, air leak, explosion or any other accident in factories, all manufacturers are advised to fill the details in Form No.24 or 24-A of the Accident Reporting System, which could be found on the Directorate's website i.e.www.mahadish.in and should be submitted with the signature of the Occupant/Manager of the Factory to the concerned office of the directorate within the prescribed time. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :01-Sep-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO - Guidelines for the Employers to rectify the details for KYC Update of Members

    Vide circular, EPFO has requested the Employers to follow the prescribed guidelines subject to submission of correct proof of documents and records to enable the member to update the KYC and to avail the benefit of online settlement and EPFO services.  In addition to this , it has also been notified that complete change in the member profile cannot allowed in the normal course through online or offline process except in extreme situations wherein employer can prove that the member name has been changed following the due process prescribed by law or if there has been erroneous upload of member data by the employer following which the employer has to produce documentary evidence of the member and after due verification, will be considered for correction. The details of the requirement of certain documents to be submitted by the Employer and the Member under various heads for rectification of details for KYC update can be found on the attachment. Therefore, Employer has been requested to notify their members who wish to rectify their profile for KYC update for availing services and settlement under EPFO. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :31-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO - Filling of e-nominations under Bharat ka Amrit Mahotsav (BKAM).

    Vide circular No. Pension-3/E-nomination Monitoring Cell/pt. (35734)/1770, EPFO has directed all field offices to pursue members to file e-nomination under subject known as Bharat Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Members who do not have ready access to desktop/mobile may be facilitated by the concerned field office for getting their nomination filed online when they visit the office. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :31-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO – Death cases to be settled within 3 working days

    In order to facilitate the poor widows or other claimants in death cases, with the approval of ACC (HQ) Pension, EPFO has ensure that pension cases in general and death cases in particular will be settled within 03 working days. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :25-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi - Last day for applying DPCC Consent is 31st August,2021

    All the industrial units operating in NCT of Delhi falls under the ambit of Air Act/Water Act and required to obtain DPCC Consent to establish and to operate under the provisions of Water Act, 1974 and the Air Act, 1981.DPCC now has being initiated to take action against units which have not obtained/registered DPCC Consent. The last date fixed for applying DPCC Consent is 31.08.2021 after which they will start strict action and may take coercive action against defaulter units. Unregistered units are therefore advised to immediately apply for DPCC Consent. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :25-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Auto Renewal of Registration Under the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishment Act,1988.

    In order to enhance Ease of Doing Business and minimize regulatory compliance burden, vide notification no.G.O.Ms.No.11, the Department of Labour and Employment of Andhra Pradesh Government has introduced "Auto renewal of registration certificate" under shops and establishments subject to submission of self-certification and payment of online fee. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :20-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Amendment of working hours for Shops and Establishments in Karnataka

    Vide notification No. E-LD 4 LET 2019 (p), the Karnataka Government has amended previous notification published on 2nd January 2021. According to the amendment, no employees in any establishment shall be required or allowed to work for more than nine hours on any day and forty-eight hours in any week and the total number of hours of work including overtime shall not exceed ten hours in any day, and the total number of overtime hours worked by an employee does not exceed fifty hours in a period of three continues months. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

     
    View File, Added On :20-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC COVID-19 RELIEF SCHEME

    Vide notification No. N-12/13/1/2019-P&D, ESIC has introduced ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme as a welfare measure for the insured person who are employees of the ESI Act under which in case of death of IP due to Covid-19, the eligible dependent family members of IP will be paid periodic payments directly to their bank account. The scheme also provides eligibility conditions - (a) The deceased insured person must have been registered on the ESIC online portal at least 3 months prior to the death of diagnosis of COVID-19 disease. (b) The deceased insured person must be in employment in the date of diagnosis of COVID-19 disease and contribution for at least 70 days should have been paid or payable in respect of him or her during the period of maximum one year immediately preceding the diagnosis of COVID-19 diseases resulting in death. This scheme shall be effective for a period of two years w.e.f 24.03.2020. The minimum relief under the scheme shall be Rs 1800/- per month. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :18-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Amendments on The Madhya Pradesh Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules,1993

    Vide notification no.1036-183-2018-A-XVI, the Government of Madhya Pradesh has amended The Madhya Pradesh Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules,1993. According to the amendment - (a) Inserted a new provision towards awareness on prohibition of employment of child and adolescents in contravention to Act, child to help his family without affecting education, child to work as an artist, payment of amount to child or adolescents for labour rehabilitation fund, person who are capable of filing complaints, provision towards compounding an offence, hours of work for an adolescent person, duties of magistrate and inspector, periodical inspection and monitoring, (b)  New provision also include liability of producer for involving a child in audio-visual production or any commercial event and producer for such activity shall furnish Form C to the district magistrate for approval, (c) The previous rule must be replaced towards certificate of age and therefore- (i) Mandated that employer shall produce a certificate of age received from the appropriate medical authority to the Inspector on demand, (ii) The appropriate medical authority while examining an adolescents shall consider details such as Aadhar card, the date of birth certificate, birth certificate of adolescents given by a corporations or a Municipal Authority or a Panchayat, Please find the attached file for more detail information. 

    View File, Added On :16-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification (June 2021)

    Vide Notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1), the Labour and Skills (E) Department of Kerala Government has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of June 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :16-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Labour Welfare Fund (Gujarat) (Amendment) Rules, 2021

    Vide notification No: -KHR/2021/106/GWB/122021/79421/M (2), the Gujarat Government has removed the provision towards maintenance of register in Form A under The Labour Welfare Fund (Gujarat) Rules,1962. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :16-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Break the Chain -11th August,2021

    Under the Disaster Prevention act 2005, the State Management Committee of Maharashtra Government has issued revised guidelines by easing more curbs towards wellness, shopping and hospitality. According to these guidelines – (a) Local train travel is being allowed only to the health care officers / staff / essential service personnel as well as citizens who are fully vaccinated (b) Private offices and industries can open only with fully vaccinated staffs, (c) Shops will be open  all days of the week  till 10 pm, (d) Malls are also allowed to open all days throughout the week only with fully vaccinated staffs, (e) Restaurants, gyms, yoga center, salons, spas are also allowed to open all days of the week  till 10 pm with 50% of their staffs, (f) Cinemas / theatres, multiplexes, all religious places will remain closed to the public till further orders. These measures will come into force from 15th August, 2021. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

      
    View File, Added On :12-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Manipur Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021

    Governor of Manipur has promulgated ordinance to amend and consolidate the laws relating to regulation of employment and other conditions of service of workers employed in shops and establishments and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto. This Ordinance may be called the Manipur Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 which shall apply to all shops and establishments employing ten or more workers. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :10-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Manipur Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021

    Governor of Manipur has promulgated ordinance to amend and consolidate the laws relating to regulation of employment and other conditions of service of workers employed in shops and establishments and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto. This Ordinance may be called the Manipur Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 which shall apply to all shops and establishments employing ten or more workers. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :10-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Eligible Nominees in EPFO/ EDLI & EPS

    In EPFO, nominees are very important to get their share of PF accumulations/EDLI and the pension benefits in case of any calamity I.e., after the death of member. Based on member’s marital status, the nominees are also divided in two categories who are eligible for EPF/EDLI and Pension Schemes. At the time of making a nomination, if the member has no family, the nomination may be in favour of any person or persons but if the member subsequently acquires a family, such nomination shall forthwith be deemed to be invalid and the members shall make a fresh nomination. Members may nominate their nominees any number of times through e-Nomination in member portal and the latest nomination will be valid. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :07-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra – The Minimum Wages Notification (July 2021)

    The government of Maharashtra has released revised minimum rates of wages (variable dearness allowance) effective from 1st July, 2021 which will be valid till 31st December, 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :04-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Rajasthan – The Minimum Wages Notification

    Vide notification No.F8 (5)(6)Min.M/Labour/2000/Part/15340, the Rajasthan Government has released minimum wages for the state of Rajasthan effective from 1st July 2020. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :03-Aug-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu - Enforcement of Provisions towards ESIC in Madurai Districts

    Vide notification S.O. 2983(E) , ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication Of Disputes and Claims) in all the areas of Madurai district in the State of Tamil Nadu with effect from 1st day of August 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :31-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Advisory to avoid fraud in EPFO while settlement of claims & others.

    In order to avoid fraud in EPFO while settlement of claims & others, the following advisory is being issued for guidance: -(a) Authorized signatory details as provided by employer of all working establishment may be obtained if the existing specimen signature is more than one year old, (b) Separate password may be used for application software and FO interface, (c) Effort may be made to advise member/employer to submit online claims instead of physical claims and all physical claims must be verified with specimen signature, (d) Strict action should be taken if any staffs (including outsourced staff) and official is found using others user id and password,(e) EO area should be changed as per HO guidelines. These are only an advisory from the government, RPFC-II/APFC must remain vigilant about their sections with surprise checks. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :30-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Karnataka - Educational Assistance for Students under Labour Welfare Fund

    Vide press note, Karnataka Labour Welfare Board has introduced educational assistance for the students who have passed in the previous examination with 50% for General category and 45% for SC/ST category and who are studying in the academic year 2021-2022 in the High School, (8th to 10th Standards) and PUC, ITI, D.ED, Diploma, Degree, post graduate, engineering and medical courses are eligible. The parents or guardian’s monthly income should not exceed rupees 21000/-  per month and those who are paying contribution to the Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund are eligible to apply .Eligible students can apply through online from Labour Welfare Board Website www.klwbapps.karnataka.gov.in on or before 31.08.2021. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :27-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Karnataka Government Notification

    Vide Notification No. E-LD 4 LET 2019 (P), the Karnataka Government makes amendment to notification No. E-LD 4 LET 2019 Dated: 02/01/2021 published in the Karnataka Gazette on 7th day of January 2021. According to the notification, no employee in any establishment shall be required or allowed to work for more than nine hours on any day and forty eight hours in any week. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :23-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT ROZGAR YOJANA (ABRY)

    As part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 package, the Central Govt. launched the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY) to incentivize creation of new employment opportunities during the COVID-19 recovery phase by providing assistance to the employers of establishments registered with EPFO to recruit unemployed persons including re-employment of those who were rendered unemployed during the Pandemic. Considering the disruption caused by the consequent second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Government has extended the validity period of registration from 30th June, 2021 to 31.03.2022. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :22-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Goa Factories (Fifteenth Amendment) Rules, 2021

    Vide notification no. VI/FAC-6(L-1)Part-1/IFB-2020/975, The Government of Goa has amended provision towards competent person, use of premises as a factory, application for registration, approval of plans, certificate of stability, medical examination of workers, renewal of license, mode of payment of fees, Latrine accommodations, medical examination, occupational health centre, pressure vessels or plant, qualifications of supervisors, dangerous manufacturing process and other schedules under The Goa Factories Rules, 1985. According to the amendment – (a) The fees towards application of competent person has been increased from ten thousand to twenty thousand,(b) Clause inserted towards approval by Chief Inspector for existing building/shed/structure/work of engineering construction, (c) The person issuing certificate of stability shall be a structural engineer registered under the provisions of the Goa Land Development and Building Construction Regulations, 2010, instead of competent person, (d) The application for registration and license shall be accompanied with fees as replaced, (e) The renewal of license shall be made through online mode, fees shall be paid through e-challan payment gateway,(f)The amendments also includes insertion of new rule towards arrangements of personal protective equipment. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :20-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification (May 2021)

    Vide Notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1), the Labour and Skills (E) Department of Kerala Government has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of May 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :16-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Andaman & Nicobar - The Minimum Wages Notification (July 2021)

    Vide notification F.NO 16/1/MW/2019-20/LC&DET/1060, the administrator of Andaman and Nicobar Island has revised the minimum rate of wages in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar with effect from 1st July 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :13-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi - Initiatives taken by GNCTD for complying various statutory provisions for the establishments

    Vide notification no. F.No.15 (30)/Lab/202I/93/7, the Labour Department, GNCTD has introduced a number of initiatives to facilitate the establishments in complying various statutory provisions relating to registration, license, permission and certificate by introducing online and time bound services. As per the notification, the establishments can maintain their mandated records and registers under existing labour laws in electronic form also. The establishments may adopt a 'common display' for compliance under existing labour laws. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :08-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Telangana - Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) for Security Services.

    Vide notification no. G.O Ms. No. 21, the Telangana Government has revised minimum wages for security services. The notification shall come into force with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Telangana Gazette. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :07-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • West Bengal- Further Extension of Due Date For Filing Annual Returns

    Vide Memo No: 140 CT/PRO, Government of West Bengal, Directorate of Commercial Taxes has further extended the last date of filing Annual return in Form-III for the financial year ending 31st March 2021 to 31st August 2021. The last date for furnishing the paper form of that return also has been extended to 7th September 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :07-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Measures for functionalization of Covid vaccination site at ESIC Hospitals for ESI beneficiaries.

    In the current pandemic situation of Covid 19, Govt. of India is providing Covid vaccines to the States, which in turn are finalizing Covid vaccination sites. Under the current arrangement, Covid vaccination facility is not available at certain number of ESIC/ESIS hospitals and dispensaries. In this regard, the competent authority has taken some measures for functionalization of Covid vaccination site at ESIC/ESIS Hospitals/dispensaries/Special camps for ESI beneficiaries such as (a) All Regional Directors have been directed to coordinate with State Governments so as to ensure adequate allocation of Covid vaccines to ESI system, (b) ESIC/ESIS medical manpower Is to be optimally utilized for running Covid vaccination facilities so that ESI beneficiary are vaccinated in a hassle free and time bound manner. Hence, for the interest of IPs, the government has instructed all concerned to take requisite actions for smooth conduction of Covid vaccination services in ESI system. Please find the attached file for detail informarion. 

    View File, Added On :06-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Madhya Pradesh – Circular on Special Campaign for License and Registration under Inter-State Migrant Workmen Enactment

    The Madhya Pradesh Government has issued a circular to all jurisdictional officers in Madhya Pradesh under The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979.According to the circular, all jurisdictional officers has been directed by the labour department to run a special campaign from 1st July 2021 to 31st July 2021. This campaign will run for the registration of major employers and license to the contractor and to make all the employers or institutions and labour organizations of their jurisdiction aware of instructions as mentioned in the circular. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :03-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • West Bengal – The Minimum Wages Notification (July 2021)

    Vide Notification No.21/703/Stat/2RW/29/2016/LCS/JLC, the Government of West Bengal has released the minimum wages effective from 1st July 2021 to 31st December 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :02-Jul-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide Notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1), the Labour and Skills (E) Department of Kerala Government has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of April 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :30-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - The Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules, 2021

    Vide notification No.G.S.R. 436(E ) ,the Central Government has amended Schedule - I(List of Designated Trades) of The Apprenticeship Rules, 1992.These amended rules may be called The Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. According to the amendment, the entries relating to Spinning Technician, Textile Wet Processing Technician, Weaving Technician has been included under Group No.16 (Textile Trades Group) and Solar Technician (Electrical); Wind Power Plant Technician (Electrical) has also been included under Group No.40 (Green Jobs Trades Group) of The Apprenticeship Rules, 1992. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :28-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO – Death Cases Presentation

    Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 provides three types of  benefits to the employees of the establishment as well as their family members such as (a) Employees Provident Fund Scheme 1952,(b)Employees Pension Scheme 1995, and (c)Employees  Deposit  Linked  Insurance  Scheme  1976. The eligible person/persons to claim the PF/EPS/EDLI benefit must be the member of the family under the EPF Scheme. In order to claim these benefits, some documents are duly needed to be attached such as (a) Completely and duly signed claim forms, (b) Original Death Certificate, (c) Identity Document i.e. Aadhar of all claimants,  (d) List of surviving members . All the employers are hereby instructed to check all particulars of deceased member are correctly updated on Unified Employer portal and all documents and forms are duly attested. Please find the attached file for detail information.        

    View File, Added On :26-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central Government – Certain Relief for the Taxpayers in order to ease the compliance burden

    In view of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, taxpayers are facing inconvenience in meeting certain tax compliance and also in filing response to various notices. In order to ease the compliance burden of taxpayers during this difficult time, reliefs are being provided through Notifications nos. 74/2021 & 75/2021 dated 25th June, 2021 Circular no. 12/2021 dated 25th June, 2021. Certain taxpayers have lost their life due to Covid-19. Employers and well-wishers of such taxpayers had extended financial assistance to their family members so that they could cope with the difficulties arisen due to the sudden loss of the earning member of their family. In order to provide relief to the family members of such taxpayer, it has been decided to provide income-tax exemption to ex-gratia payment received by family members of a person from the employer of such person or from other person on the death of the person on account of Covid-19 during FY 2019-20 and subsequent years. The exemption shall be allowed without any limit for the amount received from the employer and the exemption shall be limited to Rs. 10 lakh in aggregate for the amount received from any other persons. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :26-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Tripura Code On Wages Rules, 2021

    Vide Notification no. NO.F .21 (99-0 l )-LAB/ENF/CWR/202 l/ 904-906,the Government of Tripura has released Tripura Code on Wages Rules, 2021.These rules shall come into force after the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette, on the date of the commencement of the Code on Wages, 2019 (29 of 2019). The following draft rules, Which the State Government proposes to make, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 67 of the Code On Wages, 2019 (29 of 2019) read with Section 24 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (I0 of 1897) as is made applicable to the State of Tripura by the Tripura General Clauses Act, 1966 and in supersession of the:-

    (i) The Tripura Minimum Wages Rules, l952;

    (ii) The Tripura Payment of Wages (Procedure) Rules, l960;

    made by the State Government in exercise of the powers conferred by the minimum wages Act, 1948 (l l of 1948), Payment of Wages Act; 1936 (4 of 1936), Payment. of Bonus Act, 1965 (2l of 1965) and Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 (25 of 1976) as the case may be, which are repealed by Section 69 of the Code on Wages, 2019, expect as respective things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, are hereby notified, as required by Sub-Section (I) of Section 67, for information of all ·persons  likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the draft notification will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of forty-five days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public. Please find the attached file for detail information.

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  • Maharashtra - Extension of Due Date For Filing Annual Returns

    Vide notification No. PFT 1221/C.R. 16/Taxation-3, Finance Department of Maharashtra Government, in exercise of power conferred under Section 6(3) of The Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trade, Callings and Employments Act, 1975 amends the Government Notification, Finance Department No. PFT-2014/C.R.-38/Taxation-3 dated 21st August 2014. According to the said Notification, returns for the months of March 2021, April 2021 and May 2021 shall be filed on or before 30th June 2021 on the website of the Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax Department. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :25-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Tripura – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide notification No.F.87 (30)-LAB/ENF/MW/SHOPS/2002(A)/1388-98, the Tripura Government has released minimum wage for the State of Tripura effective from 1st April 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :24-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi - Certain Relief for construction workers under BOCW (RE&CS) Act, 1996

    Due to this current pandemic situation of Covid-19, the construction workers in Delhi have faced lot of financial hardship during the lockdown / curfew as all the construction activities in Delhi were stopped. Therefore, vide notification no. F.No.17 (889)/DBOCWWB/2020/1275-1281, the Delhi Government under the Building And Other Construction Workers (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act, 1996 has decided that annual contribution / late fees / penalty if any for Registration / Renewal of construction workers shall be remain waive off for next three months from date of issue of this notification. Further, the existing eligibility condition for Registration and Renewal of construction workers shall remain the same. Please find the attached file for detail information.


    View File, Added On :22-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide notification number F.No. 12(142)/02/MW/VII/Partfile/2044-2055, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has released minimum wages including variable dearness allowance for the National Capital Territory of Delhi effective from 1st April, 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information

    View File, Added On :22-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - COVID-19 RELIEF SCHEME

    Further to the notification on Covid 19 Relief Scheme, released on 3rd June, 2021, ESIC vide Notification no. CG-DL-E-18062021-227718 has released a new notification on 15th June, 2021. According to this new notification, any objection or suggestion, which may be received from any person in respect of notification within a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication, will be considered by the Employees State Insurance Corporation. The objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to Shri  S Biswas , Insurance Commissioner,  Employees State Insurance Corporation, Panchdeep Bhawan,CIG Marg, New Delhi – 110002.( e-mail Id: dir-pnd@esic.nic.in). Please find the attached file for your reference. 

    View File, Added On :21-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana - Financial Assistance to the Dependent of Deceased workers

    Vide circular no. No/DLCW/2021/459, Government of Haryana , Deputy Labour Commissioner (Welfare) of Gurugram has given instruction to all the establishments of Gurugram circle to provide Rs.2,15,000 as funeral expenses and financial help under labour welfare fund for the widows and dependents of deceased employees. The Mukhya Mantri Shramik Suraksha Yojna also provides Rs.5, 00,000 in the event of the death of an employee at workplace. Therefore, the dependents of the deceased employees can avail these benefits either by applying online or by visiting to their specified center. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

     
    View File, Added On :19-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana – The Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2021)

    Vide Notification No I.R- 2/2021/12771-916, the Haryana Government has released the variable dearness allowance towards Minimum Wages effective from 1st January 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :16-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO – Extension of date for Mandatory seeding of Aadhaar Number for filing of ECR

    Vide Notification No: WSU/15(1)2019/ATR/529, the Ministry and Labour department has extended the date for mandatory seeding of Aadhaar no for filling ECR from 1st June, 2021 to 1st September, 2021. Please find the attached file for your reference.

    View File, Added On :15-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Updation on e-Nomination Steps on EPFO Portal

    As per the order issued by the Ministry and Labour Department, the employers are allowed to file the ECR only for the UANs seeded with Aadhaar; w.e.f. 01.06.2021. Therefore, in order to file the ECR, the Central Government has updated the steps for nomination on EPFO portal. Henceforth, by using their UAN (Universal Account Number) and password, employers will be able to login to the EPFO portal. Please find the attached file for detail information on the same.        

    View File, Added On :10-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC – Extension of Medical Benefits in the Districts of West Bengal

    Vide notification no.N-16/1/WB/2017,ESIC with effect from 01 June 2021, has extended medical benefits to the families of all Insured persons in the entire area of Alipurduar, South Dinajpur, Purulia, North Dinajpur, Kalimpong and Cooch Behar in addition to the already notified areas in the districts of West Bengal. Please find the attached file for your reference.

    View File, Added On :10-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Tripura Shops and Establishments (Fifth Amendment) Act, 2021

    In order to resolve and compliance with the purpose of Ease of Doing Business in the State, vide notification no. F.8 (3) Law/Leg-I/2021(P)/, the Tripura Government has introduced Tripura Shops And Establishments (Fifth Amendment) Act 2021 by repealing Tripura Shops And Establishments (Fifth Amendment) Ordinance 2021. According to the amendment, the existing provision of Registration of shops and establishments have been removed as there exists a parallel provision to obtain Trade License for pursuing business from the Competent local authority. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :10-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central – Proposal of Draft Code on Social Security (Employee’s Compensation) Rules, 2021

    Vide notification no G.S.R. 385( E) , the Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified the draft Code On Social Security (Employee' s Compensation) (Central) Rules, 2021 for providing compensation to workers under the Code on Social Security, 2020. According to the notification, these draft rules will supersede the Employee’s Compensation Rules, 1924, the Employee’s Compensation (Transfer of Money) Rules,1935 and the Employee’s Compensation (Venue of Proceedings) Rules,1996 under the previous Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923. According to these new rules – (a)  If the amount of compensation payable under sub-section (3) of section 77 is not paid by the employer within the period of 30 days, the employer shall pay, from the date on which the compensation become payable to the date on which it is paid, simple interest at the rate of 12% per annum or any other rate notified by the Central Government from time to time, (b) Money transmitted by one competent authority  to another in accordance with sub-section (3) of section 92 shall be transmitted either by remittance receipt or by e-transfer or by net banking or by Demand Draft, as the competent authority transmitting the money may direct, (c) When the whole or any part of a lump sum deposited with a competent authority for payment as compensation under the Code is payable to any person or persons residing or about to reside in any other country, the competent authority may order the transfer to that country of the sum so payable, (d) Any part of the sum received from the transferring authority which shall have remained undisbursed after the completion of the proceedings shall be returned to the transferring authority by, or under the direction of the authorized officer. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :09-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - Advisory to State Governments and UTs to Encourage Work from Home for Nursing Mothers

    Vide a Press Release dated 1st June 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Employments has issued an advisory to all state government and union territories to encourage employers to allow  work from home to nursing mothers wherever the nature of work so permits . It has been conveyed that employers may be advised to allow work-from-home, wherever nature of work so allows, for nursing mothers at least for a period of one year from the date of birth of the child. Hence, the implementation of this provision shall act as an enabling tool in enhancement of participation of women in labour force. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC – Implementation of the COVID-19 Relief Scheme

    In order to provide help to the families of the IPs who died due to COVID-19, ESIC, vide notification no. P-11/14/11/ COVID-19 Relief Scheme/2021-Bft- II , has approved the "ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme" where the dependent of insured person are entitled to receive 90% of the Average Daily Wages of the Insured persons during their life and will be paid periodically with certain terms and conditions.For the implementation of the scheme, ESIC has made certain rules  – (a) The claimant for the relief will be required to submit their claim for relief under the scheme in form CRS-I enclosing the COVID-19 positive report and death certificate in nearest ESIC Branch Office, (b) Proof of the age and identity of defendants shall be given by means of Aadhar or birth certificate issued by the competent authority, (c) The power to decide the case shall be with the Regional Director/ Sub-regional office in charge as the case may be, (d) Medical Care will be provided to the widow of a deceased IP ,(e) All claims will be settled within 15 days of receipt of complete claim.  Please find the attached file for more detail information.      

    View File, Added On :05-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Karnataka - Further Extension of Due Date for the Payment of Enrollment Tax

    Due to the continuation of tough measures regarding Covid-19, vide notification no. FD 02 CPT 2021 dated 31st May 2021, with reference to earlier notification dated 26th April 2021, by the Removal of Difficulties Order, the Karnataka Government has further extended the due date of payment of enrolment tax from 30th May 2021 to 30th June 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :02-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO - Mandatory seeding of Aadhaar Number for filing of ECR

    As per the order issued by the Ministry and Labour Department, the employers are allowed to file the ECR only for the UANs seeded with Aadhaar, w.e.f. 01.06.2021.To ensure that the members and the employers are not adversely affected in the transition phase, the following steps and measures may be undertaken by the field offices under the jurisdiction - (a) All the employers need to be made aware of the mandatory filing of ECR with Aadhaar validated UANs. Therefore, wide publicity may be ensured in this regard, (b) The ROs may conduct virtual conferences and also make use of the Social Media handles to reach out to maximum number of employers and subscribers, (c) A Nodal officer may be appointed, for coordination of these efforts and to facilitate the resolution of any issues being faced by the employers and members in this regard, (d) Daily progress may be obtained from the field offices, to ensure close monitoring. Therefore, the Zonal Offices have been requested to ensure strict compliance of the above instructions. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :01-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • EPFO – Members have been allowed to avail second COVID-19 advance

    During the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, EPFO lends a helping hand to its members by allowing them to avail second non-refundable COVID-19 advance under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana Scheme (PMGKY). The COVID-19 advance has been a great help to the EPF members during the pandemic, especially for those having monthly wages of less than Rs. 15,000. Considering urgent need of members for financial support in these trying times, it has been decided to accord top priority to COVID-19 claims. EPFO is committed to settle these claims within three days of their receipt. For this, EPFO has deployed a system driven auto-claim settlement process in respect of all such members whose KYC requirements is complete in all respects. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :01-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Implementation of provisions in the Erode districts of Tamil Nadu

    Vide notification S.O. 2068(E), ESIC has implemented the provisions of Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) in all the areas of Erode District in the State of Tamil Nadu from the 1st day of June, 2021.Please find the attached file for your reference.

     
    View File, Added On :01-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi – Development of a New Portal SPICE + for Registration of Establishments

    Under Ease of doing business, a Single Window Facility has been developed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for incorporation of a new company and other different services including issuance of PAN, TAN, ESIC No, Bank Account, Professional Tax registration, GSTIN etc. on "SPICE+" portal. So, from now on 'SPICE+' portal will be integrated with Delhi Shops & Establishment registration portal and any company who wants to get registered themselves under the companies Act 2013 and is also taking first time registration under Delhi Shops & Registration Act, 1954 shall approach 'SPICE+ portal for the same. However, subsequent registration for different branch offices of the establishment under Delhi Shop & Establishment Act, 1954 can be taken directly on Delhi Shops & Establishment, registration portal i.e. https:/llabourcis.nic.ln. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :01-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Extension of Benefits for the Insured Person

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment has announced additional benefits for workers through ESIC and EPFO schemes to address the fear and anxiety of workers about well-being of their family members due to increase in incidences of death due to COVID -19 pandemic. In order to support the families of Insured Persons (IP) under the ESIC scheme, the government has decided that the family members who have been registered in the online portal of the ESIC will receive the same benefits as received by the dependents of insured persons who die as a result of employment injury, subject to the following eligibility conditions- (a) The IP must have been registered on the ESIC online portal at least three months prior to the diagnosis of COVID disease resulting in death, (b) The IP must have been employed for wages and contributions for at least 78 days. The IPs, who fulfill the eligibility conditions, and have died due to COVID disease, their dependants will be entitled to receive monthly payment @90% of average daily wages of the insured person during their life. The scheme will be effective for a period of two years from 24.03.2020. A notification has been issued under the EPFO’s Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme where some amendment has been made - (a) Amount of maximum benefit has been increased from 6 lakhs to 7 lakhs rupees, (b) Minimum assurance benefit of 2.5 lakh will be given to eligible family members of deceased employees, (c) Number of claims on account of death under the scheme has been estimated to be about 50,000 families per year. These kind of welfare measures taken by the Government will surely gives support to the families of workers who have died due to the COVID-19 disease and will protect them from financial hardships in these challenging times of pandemic. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :01-Jun-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra – Further Extension of Lockdown

    Under the Disaster Management act 2005, for Containment of Covid 19 in the state, the Maharashtra Government finds it is necessary to impose various restrictions in different parts of the state beyond 7 AM on 1st June, 2021 till 15th June, 2021 to break the chain of transmission effectively. In the administrative units, where positivity rate is equal or less than 10%, following relaxations shall be applicable- (a) All essential shops that are currently allowed to operate between 7 am to 11 am may be allowed to operate between 7 am and 2 pm and in case of non essential shops, decision regarding the same may be taken by respective disaster management authorities, (b) Delivery of essential and non essential items through E commerce may be allowed in such districts,(c) Post 3 pm there shall be restriction on movements except for medical and other emergencies, (d) All government offices can function with 25% attendance. But  in the administrative unit where the positivity rate is more than 20%, there the restrictions will be  imposed vide ‘Break the Chain ‘ Orders dated 12th may, 2021 and the  borders of such districts will be sealed and no influx or outflow of persons into or from districts will be allowed. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :31-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Puducherry – Extension of lockdown

    Vide notification no. 104/PSEC/COVID-19/2021, the Puducherry Government has enforced corona night curfew from 10.00 pm till 5 am up to 31st May 2021. According to the notification - (1) All public places, religious places, government offices will remain closed during these days, (2) Some essential services like Dairy & Milk supply, Pharmaceuticals, hospitals, banks, ATM's, electricity supply, water supply etc will remain open during these days, (3) Provision stores, groceries etc shall be permitted to function only from 5 am to 12 noon without AC, (4) Manufacturing units of  Pharmaceuticals, Oxygen, medical equipment, automobiles, export units, shall be permitted to continue their work during these days under certain guidelines- (a)  If a worker is found positive, other workers who have been in contact with the him will be quarantined with pay, (b)  In any case, if a worker is found positive, the unit should be closed until completely sanitized, (c) If a worker is found positive, he/she would be allowed medical leave and cannot be discontinued during their absence for this reason,(d) Common toilet facilities must be sanitized frequently. Therefore, employers are requested to ensure compliance as per the notification and direction issued in accordance with the guidelines. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :29-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - PF circular for Employers

    The ministry of labour and employment has made an announcement for the employers. As per the announcement, with the coming into force of the Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020, the ECR shall be allowed to be filed only for those members, whose Aadhaar numbers are seeded and verified with the UANs, w.e.f 01.06.2021. Therefore, in order to avail uninterrupted services of the EPFO and to avoid any inconvenience, it is requested to ensure the Aadhaar seeding in respect of all the contributory members. Please find the attached file for your reference.

    View File, Added On :28-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Uttarakhand – Extension of Working Hours for Essential Commodities and Pharmaceutical Factories

    Due to the pandemic situation of Covid 19, vide notification no No.VIII-1/21-91(Labour)/2008-TC-II(2) , the Uttarakhand Government has exempted provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 55 (Intervals For Rest), Section 56 (Spread over Hours) for factories relating to essential commodities and pharmaceutical manufacturers in Uttarakhand subject to aforementioned conditions-(a) In all the above mentioned industries , work can be done in two shifts of 12 to 12 hours per day for a production unit in which per day 4 hours of overtime shall be paid according to the rules,(b) Workers working in both these units can work maximum 6 days  in a week, and the limit of overtime will be 24 hours per week, (c) The extended working hours of the workers will be determined in such a way that every worker will be given 30 minutes rest after 6 hours, (d) Employees shall not be laid off by the employer during this period , (e) The labour commissioner will ensure that the said emergency provisions are not used by any factory continuously, (f) The value of this notification will remain in effect for 60 days from the date of issue of the notification and it will automatically ineffective after the said period. Please find the attached file for your reference.           

    View File, Added On :28-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Odisha - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide notification No.2816/LC, the Odisha Government has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :28-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC – Extension of Medical Benefits in the Districts of Tripura

    Vide notification no. N-16/2/Tripura/2017-P&D, ESIC with effect from 01 April 2021, has extended medical benefits to the families of all insured persons in the entire area of Khowai, South Tripura and Unakoti districts in the State of Tripura, in addition to the already implemented area in the districts. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :27-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Maharashtra - Extension of Working Hours for the Factories

    Vide notification no 3620/1, the Maharashtra Government has exempted provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 52 (Weekly Holidays), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 56 (Spread over Hours) for factories in Maharashtra till 30th June 2021 subject to aforementioned conditions-(a) The working hours in a day should not exceed twelve hour,(b) Working hours on any day should not exceed thirteen hours including rest time,(c) The total working hour in any week should not exceed sixty hours,(d)  It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that changes in worker's working hour do not affect their safety with reference to chemicals or other hazardous factories,(e) Overtime pay should be paid at double the normal wage,(f) No workers should be given continuous overtime work for seven days in a row. Also, overtime hours in a quarter should not exceed one hundred fifteen hours,(g) The employer of the factory need to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of corona virus, (h) There should be a safe distance between the two workers during the manufacturing process in the factory and the use of the mask is mandatory always. Therefore, the employers having their factories in the state of Maharashtra may avail these benefits. Please find the attached file for more detail information.  

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  • Telengana - Instruction on Facilitation of Registration and Renewal under the Telangana Shops & Establishments Act, 1988

    Government of Telangana has issued some instructions regarding Facilitation of Registration and Renewal under the Telangana Shops & Establishments Act,1988 as part of Ease of Doing Business in the state. According to the instruction-(a)The requirement of inspection prior to registration is dispensed with,(b) Within 24 business hours, provisional registration certificate has to be issued. As the inspection prior to registration is dispensed with, the Commissioner of Labour, Telangana, Hyderabad is instructed that in order to further facilitate Registration under the Telangana Shops and Establishments Act, 1988, final order and issue of certificate of registration shall also be completed within 24 business hours from the time of online uploading of application for registration with other enclosures as may be prescribed. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :26-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Andhra Pradesh – Exemption of all Shops and Establishments from Renewal of Registration.

     Andhra Pradesh Government has exempts all the Shops and Establishments of the state from renewal of registration under the Andhra Pradesh shop and Registration Act,1988. Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :26-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Implementation of provisions in the districts of West Bengal

    Vide notification no. S.O.1950 E,ESIC has implemented the provisions of Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication Of Disputes and Claims) in all the areas of Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Kalimpong, North Dinajpur, Purulia, and South Dinajpur Districts in the State of West Bengal from the 1st Day of June,2021.Please find the attached file for your reference. 

    View File, Added On :25-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Circular on Collection OF Aadhar for Insured Persons

    Vide circular no. P-11/14/11Rules/2020-BFT II, ESIC has instructed all regional offices that the requirement of Aadhar for availing benefits may not be mandatory till the provisions of The Social Security Code, 2020 is implemented. Hence, Aadhar will be collected after completing necessary changes in the modules of project Panchdeep. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :25-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala - Extension of Due Date For Renewal of Trade License

    Due to the current pandemic situation of COVID 19, vide notification no.1016/2021/L.G.D, the Kerala Government has extended the last date for renewal of validity of trade license for commercial and industrial establishments for the year 2021-22 from 20th March 2021 to 31st August 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :25-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Filing of Annual Returns- Date extended by 2 months

    In view of the COVID-19 (2nd wave) situations,Government hereby extended the date of furnishing of the Integrated returns for 2020-21 by 2 months and fixed the date for furnishing of returns as 30.06.2021.Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :24-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Andhra Pradesh – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide Notification No. J/3984/2021the Andhra Pradesh Government has released CPI points for minimum wage calculation effective from 1st April, 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :21-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Delhi – Registration of all interstate migrant workers has now become mandatory.

    Vide circular no.F.No.PA/Addl.LC/Lab/2021/499, the Government of Delhi  has directed all employers who are employing their workers or have employed during last 12 months through outsourcing are required to mandatorily register with Labour Department through the e-district portal of Govt of NCT of Delhi on the link: https://edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in. The contractors have been instructed for issuing passbook to all interstate migrant workmen. According to the circular all the principal employers and contractors shall strictly follow the circular and non compliance of the following circular will attract legal action as mentioned in the Act. Also the Labour Department has made operational Shramik Helpline (I 55214) where a migrant workman can seek assistance and guidance. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :19-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala – The Minimum Wages Notification (March 2021)

    Vide notification no. DES/859/2021-P3(1),the Labour and Skills (E) Department of Kerala Government has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. According to the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of March 2021 ascertained by the Director-General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act. Please find the attached files for detail information.

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  • Daman and Diu - The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide notification NO.LE/LI/DMN/MWA-3 (II)/2021/90, the administrator of Daman and Diu has released Minimum Wages for the union territory of Daman and Diu effective from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :17-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli – The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

    Vide notification no.LE/LI/DMN/MWA-3(II)/2021/90,the administrator of Dadra & Nagar Haveli has released Minimum Wages for the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli effective from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :17-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - Relief to establishments and factories from levy of penal damages for delay in deposit of dues during Lockdown

    In view of the prolong lockdown announced by the Government to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions due to Pandemic situation,the establishments covered under EPF & MP Act, 1952 are distressed and not able to function normally. Therefore, considering the difficulty faced by the establishments in timely deposit of contributions during the period of lockdown due to operational and economic reasons,any delay in payment of any contributions or administrative charges due for any period during the lockdown, no proceeding should be initiated by the Government for levy of penal damages in such cases. Please find the attached file for your reference.

    View File, Added On :16-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Karnataka – Notification for employers on not terminating and reducing wages of employees during COVID 19 Curfew

    Vide notification no. 158/PNR/2020, the Karnataka Government has requested all the employers of the state not to terminate and reduce their employees' wages during the Covid-19 curfew imposed in Karnataka. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :15-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - Due date of ESI Contribution has extended for the Month of April 2021

    Due to the current pandemic situation of Corona virus (COVID-19), ESIC vide notification no p-11/14/Misc/1/2019-Rev-II, has extended the ESI contribution for the month of April 2021 from 15th May 2021 to 15th June 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :13-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) – Uttar Pradesh

    Vide notification No. 336-61/Pravartan-(M.W.)/15, The Uttar Pradesh Government has released  the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April to 30th September,2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :13-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Telengana - Imposition of Lockdown from 12.05.2021 till 22.05.2021

    In order to control the spread of COVID 19, Telengana Government issued an order for a complete lockdown in all parts of the state from 10.00 AM on 12.05.2021 to 6.00 AM on 22.05.2021. The lockdown restrictions shall not apply during the period from 6.00 AM to 10.00 AM. During the above mentioned period, the following regulations and measures shall be enforced: (a) Passenger vehicles shall be regulated on the State borders, (b) All public transport services will be permitted from 6.00 AM to 10.00 AM, only emergency medical services shall be permitted throughout the day,(c) All Inter-State bus and transport services shall stand suspended,(d) All Government, as well as private establishments shall make payments of wages / salaries fully to the workers / employees including those working under contract and outsourcing basis during the above period,(e) All religious places, Anganwadi Centers shall remain closed during the said period. Some of the following activities such as Medical services, Agriculture and related operations ,Cold storage and warehouses, Medical shops and pharmacies, production and distribution of power, supply of drinking water, Petrol pumps located on National Highways, Banks/ATMs, All security services, E-commerce, IT and ITeS, including telecom, postal and internet services shall be exempted from lockdown restrictions and will be permitted during the said period, subject to compliance with Covid appropriate behavior like social distancing, wearing of face mask and other Covid related protocols. Some of the departments of the State Government such as Health, Medical,Police,Fire,Electricity, water supply, Taxation, Agriculture etc shall be fully functional during these time period. Please find the attached file for your reference.

    View File, Added On :11-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central Government - Provision for Setting up Of Technical Committees under Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

    Vide notification no. G.S.R. 261(E), The Central Government has notified ''Setting up of Technical Committee" under the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 for assisting the Central Government or the National Board in discharging Safety and other related measures across Industrial Establishments. This technical committee shall consist of members from government, public and autonomous or private institutions/industries and the members of the committee shall have Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Master’s Degree in (Physics/Chemistry) or MBBS with postgraduate in Medical Sciences or adequate experience of not less than 20 years in the specified field/ industry. The technical committee shall frame, formulate and review standards, rules and regulations under the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 and have further laid down provisions with respect to Resignation, Cessations, Disqualification and removal from membership. As a part of the pre-consultation process and in compliance with 134(1) of the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 i.e. condition of previous publications of Draft Rules under the Code, inviting Objection and suggestion, which may be received from any person or organization with respect to the draft notification before the expiry of forty-five days from the date of publications will be considered by the Central Government. Please find the attached file for your reference.

    View File, Added On :08-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Himachal Pradesh - Extension of Working Hours for the Factories

    Vide notification no.Shram(A)4-3/2017,the Himachal Pradesh Government has exempted all factories registered under The Factories Act,1948 in the state from the provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 55 (Interval Of Rest), Section 56 (Spread over) for a period of three months from the date of publication of the notification. According to the notification, (a) Twelve hours in a day and Seventy Two hours in a week will be the working hours for all adult workers in the factories (b) The period of working hours of adult workers in a factory will be fixed and  no workers shall work for more than six hours before he had an interval for rest at least half an hour (c) Wages in respect of increased working hour as a result of this exemption shall be in proportion to the existing Minimum Wage fixed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh under Minimum Wage Act 1948 (d) Provision of the Over Time under section 59 of the Act shall continue to apply without any change. Henceforth, all the factory owners of Himachal Pradesh registered under the Act can avail these benefits. Please find the attached file for your reference.

    View File, Added On :07-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central - Appointment Of Effective Date Of Section 142 of Code On Social Security, 2020

    Vide notification no.1603, the Government of India has appointed the 3rd May, 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 shall come into force. According to the notification, from 3rd may 21, Aadhaar has been made mandatory by the Government as identity proof for all employees and workers, including organized and unorganized workers, to avail social security benefits in order to prevent the misuse of the benefit being given to workers or employees with a fake identity. Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 provides that the employees or unorganized workers shall, to register as beneficiaries to avail social security benefits such as medical and sickness benefits, pension, gratuity, maternity benefit, or any other benefit or withdrawal of fund. The Aadhaar registration is mandatory for all workers and employees seeking social security benefits from the government in either kind or cash. Additionally, Aadhaar registration will also be mandatory for availing services of the career centre or receiving any payment or medical attendance.Please find the herewith attached file for your reference.   

    View File, Added On :06-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • COVID-19 - ESIC Press Release for Providing Medical & Cash Benefits

    During this COVID 19 pandemic, ESIC declares free of cost medical care to the insured person and their family members, who can avail these benefits  in any of the ESIC/ ESIS Hospital which has been declared as COVID-·19 dedicated hospital. In case the IP or family member being infected with COVlD-19 takes treatment in any private institution, the reimbursement of expenditure may be claimed. Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • West Bengal - Extension Of Due Date For Filing Annual Returns Under State Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings, And Employments Act, 1979

    West Bengal Government, Directorate of Commercial Taxes in exercise of the power conferred under Rule 12 of the West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings, and Employments Rules, 1979, for the financial year ending 31st March 2021, the last date of filing Annual return in Form-III has been extended from 30th April 2021 to 30th June 2021 and also the last date for furnishing the paper form of that return has been extended from 15th May 2021 to 15 July 2021.Please find the attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :04-May-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Central Government - Amendment to the Employees Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment Department of Central government has made some amendment to the Employees Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976’.As per the amendment, the EDLI amount has been Increased from six lakh rupees to seven lakh rupees and this scheme is given effect to retrospectively from 15th day of February, 2020, which will not adversely affect the interest of any person. Please find the herewith attached file for more detail information.

    View File, Added On :30-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Karnataka - Order On Extension Of Filing Monthly Return And Enrollment Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Act,1976

    On account of the COVID 19 pandemic,vide notification No.FD 03 CPT 2020,the Karnataka Government  has extended the due date concerning the filing of the Monthly Returns for the month of April 2021 till 20th June 2021 and payment of Enrolment tax till 30th May 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :29-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Central Minimum Wages Notification

    Governments of India, vide notification F.No. 1 I /16(2)/2021-LS-II, has released Minimum Wages for the Central sphere effective 1st April 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :28-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Announcement of a Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid 19 Vaccination from 1st May - Government of India

    Government of India announces a Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid 19 vaccination from 1st May,2021 where everyone above the age of 18 to be eligible to get vaccine against Covid 19 and GOI will continue to provide free vaccinations for essential and priority populations.Please find the attached file for datail information.


    View File, Added On :20-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wage Notification (April 2021) - Jharkhand

    Vide Notification No-2/MW-2071/2010, L&T-514,The Jharkhand Government has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :17-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) - Tamil Nadu

    Vide notification Z 3/6667/2021,The Government of Tamil Nadu has revised the dearness allowance payable to the class of employees in employment in shops and commercial establishments in the state.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :16-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Break The Chain - 13th April,2021

    Under the Disaster Management act 2005, for Containment of Covid 19 in the state,The State Executive Committee of Maharastra Government  has issued revised guidlines by including certain activities  from time to time such as-(a) imposition of section 144 in the state,(b) No one is allowed to move in public places without any valid reason,(c) All the establishment,public places and activities shall remain closed,(d) Services and activities under essential catagory such as hospitals,Pharmacies,Veternity Services,Groceries,Vegetable Shops,Public Transports,Water Supply services,Cargo Services,ATM's etcs are exemted from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. on working days(d)All shops are advised to measurer safety rules(e)All passengers using public transports to compulsorily wear masks in a proper manner,(f) No roadside eatable vendors are allowed during this time period,(g)All shoping malls shall remain closed. These measures will enforce throughout the state from 8 p.m on 14th April,2021 till 7 a.m on 1st May,2021 to break the chain of transmission. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :14-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) (Factory) - Gujarat

    The revised Minimum Wages dearness allowance for the State of Gujarat effective from 1st April 2021 has been released by the State Government.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :12-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) - Gujarat

    The revised Minimum Wages dearness allowance for the State of Gujarat effective from1st April 2021 has been released by the State Government.Please find the attashed file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :12-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) - Uttarakhand

    Vide Notification No 1892/4-01/13, the Government of Uttarakhand has released Minimum Wages for the state of Uttarakhand effective from 1st April 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :12-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Haryana Amendment - The Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 2021

    Vide notification no. No. Leg. 16/2021,the Government of Haryana has amended Section 9-A (Contribution to Fund by employers and employees) of The Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act,1965 applicable in Haryana. According to the amendment, the employer shall pay to the Fund both his contribution and the contribution of the employee before the 31st December of every year through online mode instead of crossed cheque or demand draft in favour of the Welfare Commissioner.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :12-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Telangana - Declaration Of Paid Holiday In Nalgonda District On Account Of Bye-Election

     Vide notification no. G.O.Rt.No. 183,17th April 2021 (Saturday) has been declared as a paid holiday by the Telengana Government  on account of the Bye-election in 87-Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly Constituency, Nalgonda District, Telangana. Therefore, all employers shall declare paid holiday for workers and employees working in Industrial Establishments located in the concerned area. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :12-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wages Notification,April,2021(Factory) - Madhya Pradesh

    Vide notification no. 1/11/Five/2015/9952-10151,the Government of Madhya Pradesh has released minimum wages for the State of Madhya Pradesh effective from 1st April 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :08-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) - Madhya Pradesh

    Vide notification no. 1/11/Five/2015/9952-10151,the Government of Madhya Pradesh has released minimum wages for the State of Madhya Pradesh effective from 1st April 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :08-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • ESIC - Extension Of Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana Scheme

    Vide notification no. No. N-12/13/1/2019 P&D,ESIC has extended the relaxation in eligibility conditions in the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana for period 01.01.2021 to 30.06.2021 with the same terms and conditions as notified on 16.10.2020 in the Gazette of India (EXTRAORDINARY) Part III Section 4 Sl. No 436 dated 14.10.2020 and with the relaxation in the conditions as notified on 11.01.2021 in Gazette of India (EXTRAORDINARY) Part III section 4 dated 04.01.2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.


    View File, Added On :07-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Maharastra - Containment of COVID 19 for the period upto 30th April,2021

    As per the Epidemic diseases act,1897 and the Disaster management Act,2005 the state Executive Committee of Maharastra Government has issued an order dated 4th April for containment of COVID 19 in the state for the period upto 30th April,2021 and issued revised guidelines by including certain activities from time to time vide above mentioned orders.Some essential services such as Petrol pumps, Cargo Services,Data  centers, Government and Private Security Services and fruit vendors will be allowed to remain  open on all weekdays only from between 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Please find the attached file for detail information.   
    View File, Added On :07-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Payment Of Gratuity (Amendment) Rules, 2021 - Gujarat

     Vide notification no. GHR/2021/22/LBL/192020/510460/M3,the Government of Gujarat has deleted provision towards Rule 4 (display of notice) and Rule 19 (display of abstract of the act and rule) respectively.Therefore,the employers registered under the Act in the state of Gujarat may make note of this amendment and comply accordingly.

    Please find the attached file for detail information.
    View File, Added On :07-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2018 - Jharkhand

    Vide notification number No.-02/shrma. Ka.Ba. Shra.(Niyam-Sansho.)-01/2018 L&E/ 361,the Government of Jharkhand has amended the Jharkhand Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Rules, 1995. According to the amendment,the State Government has included in the rules the measures for awareness on prohibition of employment of child and adolescents in contravention to Act to ensure that the children and adolescents are not permitted to employed in any kind of work in any occupation or process.Furthermore,some new rules also has been introduced through the amendment regarding manner of compounding offenses,duties of District Magistrate, Duties of Inspectors, persons who may file a complaint,Periodical inspection, and monitoring.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :07-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Declaration Of Public Holiday On 14th April 2021 On Account Of Birthday Of Dr. B.R Ambedkar

    Vide notification no.F.No. 12/04/2020-JCA, 14th April 2021 has been declared as a public holiday by The Government of India on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R Ambedkar for all central government offices including all Industrial Establishments throughout India. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) - Telengana

    The Commissioner of Labour Telangana, Hyderabad and the Competent Authority under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 has declared the average State Industrial Workers Consumer Price Index Numbers for calculation of variable dearness allowance for the state of Telangana which are applicable for the period from 01.04.2021 to 30.09.2021. please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Appellate Authorities Under POSH Act

    Misc -2021 /CR - 47/Lab-3.– In exercise of the powers conferred by clause  (a) of section 2 of the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 (20 of 1946) (hereinafter referred to as “the said Act”) and in suppression of earlier notifications issued in this behalf, the Government of Maharashtra being an appropriate Government appoints Industrial Courts constituted under schedule appended hereto, as the Appellate Authority for the areas respectively mentioned in the attached notification, to exercise the functions of an Appellate Authority under the said Act in respect of the Industrial Establishments in relation to which the State Government is the appropriate authority. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :05-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • The Minimum Wage Notification (April 2021) - Bihar

    The Government of Bihar vide notification No-5/ M.W.- 40-16/2021 L&R- 1231,has released Minimum Wages for the state of Bihar effective from 1st April 2021.Please find the attached file for detail information. 

    View File, Added On :02-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Kerala - Declaration Of Paid Holiday On Account Of Legislative Assembly Election 2021

    In Kerala,vide Order no EN(2) 5224/2021,6th April 2021 (Tuesday) has been declared as a public holiday in connection with the general election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly 2021 and Bye-Election in Malappuram Parliamentary Constituency by their State Government. The state Government has given order to all the electors who are employees of private enterprises and private and public industrial undertaking, shops, and establishments including those which work on a shift basis shall be granted a paid holiday on the day of the poll in the constituency where the general elections/bye-elections are to be held. Furthermore, it is also clarified that even the electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :02-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Tamil Nadu - Amendment To The Factories Rules, 1950

    Vide notification number SRO A-9/2021,certain amendments has been introduced to the Tamil Nadu factories rules 1950 by their State Government.According to the amendment under rule 103, regarding maintenance of muster roll and registers, the Manager of every factory is required to maintain a muster roll of all the workers employed in the factory in Form No. 25 and entries shall be made at the commencement of each period of work. The Manager shall make such muster roll readily available for inspection to the inspector at all times during working hours or when any work is being carried on in the factory and it shall be preserved for a period of three years after the last entry. The Register of leave with wages in Form No. 15,Register of adult workers and young persons in Form No. 12,and the muster roll and register of compensatory holidays in Form No. 25 shall be considered to serve the purposes of the Registers and muster roll.Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :02-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Assam - Declaration Of Paid Holiday On Account Of Legislative Assembly Election 2021

     Vide notification no. GAG (A) 139-2015-243, 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) has been declared as a paid holiday by the Governor of Assam on account of the first phase of the General Election to State Legislative Assembly, 2021. All Government and Non Government Offices/PRIs/Urban Local Bodies/Educational Institutions and Business Establishments including Banks, Tea Garden and Industries within the specified jurisdiction shall remain closed on 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) on account of a public holiday. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :01-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Assam - Declaration Of Paid Holiday For Three Days On Account Of Legislative Assembly Election 2021

    27th March 2021 (Saturday), 1st April 2021 (Thursday), 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) has been declared as a paid holiday by the Governor of Assam on account of the first phase, second phase, and third phase of the General Election to State Legislative Assembly, 2021. All Government and Non-Government Offices/PRIs/Urban Local Bodies/Educational Institutions and Business Establishments including Banks, Tea Garden and Industries within the specified jurisdiction shall remain closed on these three days on account of these public holidays. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    Added On :01-Apr-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Chhattisgarh - Minimum Wages Revised Notification April 2021 (Factory)

    The Chhattisgarh Government vide notification no/08/2020/4502, has revised the VDA effective from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :31-Mar-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Chattisgarh - Minimum Wages Revised Notification (April 2021)

    Vide notification no/08/2020/4502,the Government of Chhattisgarh has revised the VDA effective from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. Please find the attached file for detail Information.

    View File, Added On :30-Mar-2021, Central / State : NA
  • Rajasthan - Third Party Building And Other Construction Workers Establishment Inspection Scheme

    Vide notification no F-8(1) EODB/IR/Shram/2020-PT-II ,a third party inspection scheme under the Building And Other Construction Workers (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act, 1996 has been introduced by the Government of Rajasthan. According to the Scheme, any employer can apply online on the official RajFAB web application to get their establishment inspected by a third party and the employer can re-select for the scheme only if the compliance of the inspection is submitted online. Please find the attached file for detail information.

    View File, Added On :30-Mar-2021, Central / State : NA
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