Notifications

Announcements by the Government of India & State Governments
State

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 6th December, 2022

Holiday List 2023

The Joint Commissioner of Labour, Zone- I, Visakhapatnam, vide notification No. Rc.No.B/2516 (APFE)/2022, dated 6th December, 2022, has published the holiday list for the year 2023 under the Andhra Pradesh Factories and Establishments (National, Festival, & Other Holidays) Act, 1974.

This will be applicable for all the employees working in Factories and Establishments in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Parvathipuram Manyam, Anakapalli, Alluri Sitharama Raju districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 2nd December, 2022

Labour Welfare Fund contribution rate revised

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification No. G.O.(Ms) No.161, dated 2nd December, 2022, has revised the rate of contribution under Section 11A of the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Rules, 1973.

The new rate of contribution which should be paid yearly is:
• Employee Contribution – Rs. 20/-
• Employer Contribution – Rs. 40/-
• Total Contribution – Rs 60/-

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 24th November, 2022

Holiday List 2023

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Joint Commissioner of Labour– Zone-II-Eluru, vide notification No. Proc.No C/1265 [APSE]/ 2022 and Proc.No. C/1265 [APFE]/2022, dated 24th November, 2022, has published the holiday list for the year 2023.

This holiday notification is published under the Andhra Pradesh Shops & Establishments Act, 1988 and under Andhra Pradesh Factories and Establishments (National, Festival & Other Holidays) Act, 1974 respectively.

The said holiday list will be applicable in Kakinada, Dr. B.R Ambedkar Konaseema, East Godavari, West Godavari, Eluru, Krishna, and NTR districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Tripura

Updated: 17th November, 2022

Holiday List 2023

The Government of Tripura, vide notification No. F.17(1)-GA(SA)/2022/9190, dated 17th November, 2022, has published the holiday list for the year 2023.

India

Updated: 4th November, 2022

Supreme Court decision which upholds Pension (Amendment) Scheme 2014

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its significant ruling on November 4th, 2022, has partially upheld the Employees, Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2014. The High Courts of Delhi, Kerala and Rajasthan had earlier struck down the said amendment made to the scheme.

Gujarat

Updated: 5th November, 2022

Holiday List 2023

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification No. GS/16/2022/PHD/102022/603/GH, dated, 5th November, 2022, has published the holiday list for 2023 under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Refer to the 4th page of the notification.

Sikkim

Updated: 14th September, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Sikkim, vide notification No. 29/DL, dated 14th September, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the Scheduled Employments with effect from 11th July, 2022 as below:

Category of workers Existing rates of daily wages Revised rates of daily wage
Unskilled Rs 300/- Rs 500/-
Semiskilled Rs 320/- Rs 520/-
Skilled Rs 335/- Rs 535/-
Highly-skilled Rs 365/- Rs 565/-
Refer to the notification for more details.

Chandigarh

Updated: 2nd November, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Chandigarh, vide notification No. ST/(CPI)/2022-23/2503, dated 2nd November, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the Scheduled Employments with effect from 1st October, 2022 to 31st March, 2023 as below:

Categories Daily Monthly Daily Monthly
Old Rate 01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022 (In Rs) Old Rate 01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022 (In Rs) New Rate 01/10/2022 to 31/03/2023 (In Rs) New Rate 01/10/2022 to 31/03/2023 (In Rs)
Unskilled 458.00 11895.00 486.00 12623.00
Semiskilled-II   463.00 12045.00 491.00 12773.00
Semiskilled-I 467.00 12145.00 495.00 12873.00
Skilled-II 475.00 12345.00 503.00 13073.00
Skilled-I 483.00 12570.00 511.00 13298.00
Highly Skilled 499.00 12970.00 527.00 13698.00
Class III(Staff) 468.00 12170.00 496.00 12898.00
Class II(Staff) 474.00 12320.00 502.00 13048.00
Class I(Staff) 488.00 12680.00 516.00 13408.00
Refer to the notification for further details.

Haryana

Updated: 4th November, 2022

Election holiday

The Government of Haryana, vide notification No. Elec-2022/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/35520, dated 4th November, 2022, has declared 22nd November, 2022 (Tuesday) and 25th November, 2022 (Friday) as holidays for all the eligible employees working in Shops and Commercial Establishments within in the state of Haryana on account of General Election of the Members of Zila Parisads and Pachayat samitis respectively.

All the employees who have the right to vote for the General Election of the Members of Zila Parisads and Pachayat Samitis in the districts namely, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Hisar, and Palwal of Haryana are eligible for these holidays.

Refer to the notification for further details.

Odisha

Updated: 1st November, 2022

Holiday List for 2023

The Government of Odisha, vide notification No. RDM-Reg-MISC-0014-2022-37021/R&D.M, dated 1st November, 2022, has published the holiday list for 2023.

Refer to the notification for further details.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 31st October, 2022

Retail enterprises (Shops) permitted to remain open on all days of the year

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No.32, Labour Factories Boilers & Insurance Medical Services (Labour.I), dated 31st October, 2022, has permitted all the retail enterprises to remain open on all days of the year, subject to certain terms and conditions.

This permission is granted for a period of five years from the date of issue of this notification. The notification also prescribes certain terms and conditions for employing women after 8:30 pm.

Retail enterprise is a “shop” as defined under Section 2 (21) of the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988. Extract of the definition is provided below for your reference;

A “shop” means any premises where any trade or business is carried on or where services are rendered to customers and includes a shop run by a co-operative society, an office, a storeroom, godown, warehouse or work place whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in connection with such trade or business and such other establishments as the Government may, by notification declare to be a shop for the purposes of this Act, but does not include a commercial establishment.

Refer to the notification for further details.

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 28th October, 2022

Election holiday

The Government of Himachal Pradesh, vide notification No. 1-18/85(Fac)Lab-Vol-II, dated 28th October, 2022, has declared holiday on 12th November, 2022 for all the employees working in Factories, any business trade, and Shops and Commercial Establishments in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

The holiday is applicable for those employees who have the right to cast vote for the General Election of H.P Vidhan Sabha - 2022 to be held on the said date. Refer to the notification for further details.

Haryana

Updated: 28th October, 2022

Election holiday

The Government of Haryana vide, notification No. Elec-2022/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/34921, dated 28th October, 2022, has declared holiday on 9th November, 2022 and on 12th November, 2022 for all the employees working in Shops and Commercial Establishments within the state of Haryana.

This is applicable to those employees who have the right to vote for the General Election of the members of Zila Parisads and Panchayat Samitis to be held on the said dates for the districts of Ambala, Charkhi Dadri, Gurugram, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, and Sonipat. Refer to the notification for further details.

Telangana

Updated: 31st October, 2022

Election holiday

The Government of Telangana, vide notification No. G.O.Rt.No.504, dated 31st October, 2022, has declared public holiday for all the employees, working in any Industrial undertakings and Shops and Establishments, who are entitled to vote in the area of 93-Munugode Assembly Constituency, Nalgonda, and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district on 3rd November, 2022 (Thursday) on account of bye-elections for the said areas, to be held on the said date.

Industrial undertakings or Shops and Establishments which are working on shift basis can declare holiday only for the shift during which the polling is taking place.
Refer to the notification for further details.

Puducherry

Updated: 27th October, 2022

Permission for Shops and Establishments employing 10 or more employees to open 24X7

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No.16/AIL/LAB/G/2022, dated 27th October, 2022, has permitted all the shops and establishments employing 10 or employees to remain open for 24X7 hours on all days by strictly complying with the provisions of Puducherry Shops and Establishments Act, 1964 along with the other conditions prescribed under this notification.

The notification also prescribes certain terms and conditions for employing women between 8.00 pm to 6.00 am.

This permission has been granted for a period of three years with effect from the date of publication of this notification, unless it is revoked. Refer to the attached notification for further details.

Kerala

Updated: 20th October, 2022

Minimum wages revision

The Government of Kerala, vide notification No. DES/859/2022-P3(1), dated 20th October, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the Scheduled Employments with effect from 1st August, 2022. Refer to the document for further details.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 25th October, 2022

Conditions for employing women in the night shift in factories

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Office of the Director of Factories, vide circular No. LAE05-12021 (31)/2/2022-BSEC-DOF, dated 25th October, 2022, has allowed all the Factories in Andhra Pradesh to employ women in the night shift i.e. after 7 pm and before 6 am, subject to certain terms and conditions.
Refer to the circular for further details.

Kerala

Updated: 26th October, 2022

Holiday List for 2023

The Government of Kerala, vide notification No. G.O. (P) No.23/2022/GAD, dated 26th October, 2022, has published the Holiday List for 2023 under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Refer to the notification for further details.

Puducherry

Updated: 13th October, 2022

Holiday List for 2023

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No. G.O. Ms. No- 52, Puducherry, dated 13th October, 2022, has published the Holiday List for 2023 under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Refer to the notification for further details.

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 10th October, 2022

Holiday List for 2023

The Government of Himachal Pradesh, vide notification No. GAD-A(F)10-9/2022, dated 10th October, 2022, has published the Holiday List for 2023 for all the Government employees and under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Refer to the notification for further details.

Haryana

Updated: 14th October, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Haryana, vide notification No. IR-2/2022/33216-33346, dated 14th October, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the Scheduled Employments with effect from 1st July, 2022 as below:
Category Qualification and experience Basic Per Day Basic Per Month Total Per Month effective from 1st January - 2022 VDA Changes effective from 1st July 2022 Total Per Month effective from 1st July 2022 Per day wages from 1st July 2022
Unskilled Not Applicable 292.31 7600.00 10098.88 144.40 10243.28 393.97
Semi-Skilled Class A Not Applicable 306.92 7980.00 10603.78 151.62 10755.40 413.67
Semi-Skilled Class B Not Applicable 322.27 8379.00 11133.96 159.20 11293.16 434.35
Skilled Class A Not Applicable 338.38 8797.95 11690.67 167.16 11857.83 456.07
Skilled Class B Not Applicable 355.30 9237.85 12272.21 175.52 12450.73 478.87
Highly Skilled Not Applicable 373.07 9699.74 12888.97 184.29 13073.26 502.82
Clerical And General Staff Below Matriculation 306.92 7980.00 10603.78 151.62 10755.40 413.67
Clerical And General Staff Graduate Or Above 338.38 8797.95 11690.67 167.16 11857.83 456.07
Clerical And General Staff Junior Scale Stenographer 338.38 8797.95 11690.67 167.16 11857.83 456.07
Clerical And General Staff Matriculation But Not Graduate 322.27 8379.00 11133.96 159.20 11293.16 434.35
Clerical And General Staff Personal Assistant 373.07 9699.74 12888.97 184.29 13073.26 502.82
Clerical And General Staff Private Secretary 391.72 10184.73 13533.42 193.51 13726.93 527.96
Clerical And General Staff Senior Scale Stenographer 355.30 9237.85 12275.21 175.52 12450.73 478.87
Clerical And General Staff Steno Typist 322.27 8379.00 11133.96 159.20 11293.16 434.35
Data Entry Operator Not Applicable 338.38 8797.95 11690.67 167.16 11857.83 456.07
Driver Light Vehicle 355.30 9237.85 12275.21 175.52 12450.73 478.87
Driver Heavy Vehicle 373.07 9699.74 12888.97 184.29 13073.26 502.82
Security Guard Without Weapon 306.92 7980.00 10603.78 151.62 10755.40 413.67
Security Guard With Weapon 355.30 9237.85 12275.21 175.52 12450.73 478.87
Refer to the notification for more details.

Goa

Updated: 19th October, 2022

Holiday list for 2023

The Government of Goa, vide notification No. 37/3/2022-GAD-III/3661, dated 19th October, 2022, has published the Holiday List for 2023.
• Holidays for Government offices are specified in Annexure I, II, and III.
• Holidays for Commercial and Industrial workers are specified in Annexure IV.
• Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 are specified in Annexure V.

Refer to the notification for further details.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 13th October, 2022

Enforcement of ESI provisions in Chengalpattu and Karur districts

The Central Government, vide notification No. S.O.4880(E), dated 13th October, 2022, will be implementing the following provisions of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 in all the areas of Chengalpattu and Karur districts in the state of Tamil Nadu with effect from 1st November, 2022:
• Sections 38 (All applicable employees to be insured)
• Section 39 (All applicable members to contribute)
• Section 40 (Principal employer to pay contributions in the first instance)
• Section 41 (Recovery of contributions to be done by the immediate employer)
• Section 42 (General provisions as to payment of contributions to be followed)
• Section 43 (Method of payment of contributions to be followed for all applicable members)
• Section 45A (Determination of contributions in certain cases to be done)
• Section 45H (Application of certain provisions of the Income-Tax Act) of Chapter IV
• Section 46 (Benefits) to Section 73 (Employer not to dismiss or punish employee during period of sickness, etc.) of Chapter V
• Section 74 (Constitution of Employees’ Insurance Court), and Section 75 (Matters to be decided by the Employees’ Insurance Court), sub-sections (2) to (4) of section 76 (Institution of proceedings, etc.), section 80 (Benefits are not admissible unless claimed in time), section 82 (Appeal) and section 83 (Stay of payment for pending appeal) of Chapter VI.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 11th October, 2022

Holiday list for 2023

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide Government Order No. G.O.(Ms) No.682, dated 11th October, 2022, has published the list of holidays for 2023 under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Refer to the notification for more details.

West Bengal

Updated: 21st October, 2022

Holiday list for 2023

The Government of West Bengal, vide notification No. 4331-F(P2), dated 21st October, 2022, has published the list of holidays for 2023 under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Refer to the notification for further details.

Bihar

Updated: 31st August, 2022

Holiday list for 2023

The Government of Bihar, vide notification No. 3/H-01/2022-GeneralAdministration-15471, dated 31st August, 2022, has published the Holiday List for 2023 under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Refer to the notification for further details.

Delhi

Updated: October, 2022

Exemption for warehouses from opening and closing hours, and close day

Government of NCT of Delhi, vide notification No. CIS/Exemption(CIS-01)/Lab/2022/, has exempted all the Warehouses in National Capital Territory of Delhi from the provisions prescribed under Section 15 and 16 of the Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954 by amending schedule I of Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954, subject to certain terms and conditions specified in the notification.

Section 15 and 16 of the said Act lay down certain conditions on Shops and Commercial Establishments with respect to opening and closing hours and close day. Extract of section 15 and 16 of the Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954 is provided below for your reference:
15. Opening and closing hours of shops and commercial establishments
(1) No shop or commercial establishment on any day, be opened earlier than such hour or closed later than such hour, as may be fixed by the Government by general or special order made in that behalf. Provided that any customer who was being served or was waiting to be served in any shop or commercial establishment at the closing hour so fixed may be served during the period of fifteen minutes immediately following such hour.
(2) Before making an order under sub-section (1), the Government shall hold an inquiry in such manner as may be prescribed.
(3) The Government may, for the purposes of this section, fix different opening hours and different closing hours for different classes of shops or commercial establishments or for different areas or for different times of the year.

16. Close day
(1) Every shop and commercial establishment shall remain closed on a close day.
(2) In addition to the close day, every shop and commercial establishment shall remain closed on three of the National holidays each year as the Government may [by notification in the Official Gazette] specify.
(3) (i) [The Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify a close day for the purposes of this section and different days may be specified for different classes of shops or commercial establishments or for different areas.
(ii) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the occupier of any shop or a commercial establishment may, open his shop or commercial establishment on a close day, if such a day happens to coincide with a religious festival, "or the Mahurat day", the day of the commencement of the financial year of the establishment concerned, provided a notice to this effect has been given to the Chief Inspector at least twenty-four hours before the close day and that in lieu thereof the shop or the commercial establishment is closed on either of the two days immediately preceding or following that close day.

As per the amendment, the above referred provisions of Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954 will not be applicable for Warehouses in NCT of Delhi.

Telangana

Updated: 19th October, 2022

Deepavali holiday

The Government of Telangana, vide notification No. G.O.Rt.No.1976, dated 19th October, 2022, has declared 24th October, 2022 (Monday) as General Holiday instead of 25th October, 2022 on account of Deepavali under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Earlier the Government of Telangana, vide order No. G.O.Rt.No.2619, G.A.(SPL.E) Dept, dated 26th November, 2021, had declared 25th October, 2022 as holiday on account of Deepavali.

Jharkhand

Updated: 19th September, 2022

Minimum wages revision

The Government of Jharkhand, vide notification No. 2/MW-2071/2010 L & T- 1208 Ranchi, dated 19th September, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the scheduled employments with effect from 1st October, 2022 as below:
Class of Employment Basic Per Day Basic Per Month VDA Per Day VDA Per Month Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 274.81 7145.06 59.33 1542.62 334.14 8687.68
Semi-Skilled 287.90 7485.40 62.15 1616.10 350.06 9101.50
Skilled/Clerical 379.51 9867.26 81.93 2130.34 461.45 11997.60
Highly Skilled 438.39 11398.14 94.65 2460.85 533.04 13858.991
Refer to the circular for further details.

Jammu and Kashmir

Updated: 12th October, 2022

Minimum wages revision

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir, vide notification No. S.O.513, dated 12th October, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the scheduled employments with effect from 17th October, 2022 as below:
Class of Employment Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 311 8086
Semi-Skilled 400 10400
Skilled 483 12558
Highly Skilled 552 14352
Administrative / Ministerial 449 11674
Refer to the notification for more details.

Delhi

Updated: 14th October, 2022

Minimum wages revision

The Government of NCT of Delhi, vide notification No. F-NO- (142)/02/MW/VIII/Part file/5972-5986, dated 14th October, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the scheduled employments with effect from 1st October, 2022 as below:
Employee Category Minimum rates of wages
Basic per month VDA Per Month Total per Day Total per Month
Unskilled 14842 1950 646 16792
Semi-Skilled 16341 2158 712 18499
Skilled 17991 2366 783 20357
Clerical And Supervisory Staff - Non Matriculate 16341 2158 712 18499
Clerical And Supervisory Staff - Matriculate but not graduate 17991 2366 783 20357
Clerical And Supervisory Staff - Graduate and above 19572 2574 852 22146
Refer to the notification for more details.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Updated: 10th October, 2022

Direction on payment of bonus

The Labour department of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, vide circular No. LEO/BONUS/CIRCULAR/2016/1495, dated 10th October, 2022, has directed all the industrial and other establishments, i.e. hotels and shops etc., and labour contractors, to whom the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 applies, to pay the bonus to all the eligible employees in accordance with the provisions of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.

Employers are also directed to maintain the prescribed statutory registers and to submit the Annual Return in Form “D” under Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 immediately after making the payment of bonus to the employees.
Refer to the circular for further details.

Telangana

Updated: 13th October, 2022

Conditions for employing women in night shift in establishments

The Government of Telangana, vide notification No. G.O.Rt.No.476, dated 13th October, 2022, has allowed all establishments in Telangana to employ women between 8:30 pm to 6:00 am, subject to certain terms and conditions specified in the notification.

If any establishment fails to comply with the specified conditions, it may lead to cancellation of the Registration Certificate and/or withdrawal of the said exemption granted in respect of such establishment.
Refer to the notification for more details.

Punjab

Updated: 11th October, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Punjab, vide notification No. ST/10279, dated 11th October, 2022, has revised the minimum wage rates for all the Scheduled Employments. The said notification amends the rate of minimum wages for the following periods:
1. From 1st March, 2021 to 31st August, 2021 (rates are mentioned below)
2. From 1st September, 2021 to 28th February, 2022 (rates are mentioned below)
3. From 1st March, 2022 to 31st August, 2022 (rates are mentioned below); and,
4. From 1st September, 2022 (rates are mentioned below)

Prior to the release of this notification, the Punjab Labour department last revised the minimum wage rates, vide notification No. ST/17065, dated 30th November, 2021 with effect from 1st September, 2020 to 28th February, 2021.

Subsequently, no other notifications have been released until 11th October, 2022 and the current notification has amended the rates of minimum wages for the block periods as mentioned below:
With effect from 1st March, 2021 to 31st August, 2021
Class of Employment Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 361.52 9399.73
Semi-Skilled 391.52 10179.73
Skilled 426.02 11076.73
Highly Skilled 465.72 12108.73
With effect from 1st September, 2021 to 28th February, 2022
Class of Employment Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 361.52 9399.73
Semi-Skilled 391.52 10179.73
Skilled 426.02 11076.73
Highly Skilled 465.72 12108.73
With effect from 1st March, 2022 to 31st August, 2022
Class of Employment Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 367.00 9542.18
Semi-Skilled 397.00 10322.18
Skilled 431.50 11219.18
Highly Skilled 471.19 12251.18
With effect from 1st September, 2022
Class of Employment Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 381.06 9907.68
Semi-Skilled 411.06 10687.68
Skilled 445.56 11584.68
Highly Skilled 485.25 12616.68

Uttar Pradesh

Updated: 30th September, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Uttar Pradesh, vide notification No. 958-65 Pravartan (MW)/15, dated 30th September, 2022 has revised the minimum wages for all the scheduled employments with effect from 1st October, 2022 to 31st March, 2023 as below:
Class of Employment Basic Per Month VDA Per Month WEF 01-10-2022 to 31-03-2023 Total Per Month Total Per Day
Unskilled 5750.00 3993.00 9743.00 374.73
Semi-skilled 6325.00 4392.00 10717.00 412.19
Skilled 7085.00 4920.00 12005.00 461.73

Refer to the attached notification (in vernacular language) for further details.

Gujarat

Updated: 30th September, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification No. SrA.6/T.3/6 57 to 611/2022, dated 30th September, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for shops and establishments with effect from 1st October, 2022 to 31st March, 2023 as below:
Scheduled Employment Category of workers Zone       Basic Salary per day Dearness Allowance per day Total Wages / Salary per day Monthly Wages for 26 days
Shops and Establishments Unskilled I 276 87.30 363.30 9445.80
Semi Skilled I 284 87.30 371.30 9653.80
Skilled I 293 87.30 380.30 9887.80
Unskilled II 268 87.30 355.30 9237.80
Semi skilled II 276 87.30 363.30 9445.80
Skilled II 284 87.30 371.30 9653.80

Refer to the attached notification (in vernacular language) for further details.

Bihar

Updated: 30th September, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Bihar, vide notification No. 5/MW-40-16/2021-L&R-3808, dated 30th September, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for Shops and Establishments with effect from 1st October, 2022 as below:
Class of Employment Basic Per Day Basic Per Month VDA Per Day VDA Per Month Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 237 6162 136 3536 373 9698
Semi-Skilled 247 6422 141 3666 388 10088
Skilled 301 7826 171 4446 472 12272
Highly-Skilled 367 9542 210 5460 577 15002
Supervisory/Clerical 0 9111 0 1577 0 10688

Refer to the attached notification for further details.

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 29th September, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide notification No. 1/11/MW/5/2015/39378-627, dated 29th September, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for Shops and Establishments with effect from 1st October, 2022 to 31st March, 2023 as below:
Scheduled Employment Category of workers Basic Minimum Wages V.D.A Total Wages
Shops and Establishments Unskilled 6500 2825 9325
Semi-Skilled 7057 3125 10182
Skilled 8435 3125 11560
Highly Skilled 9735 3125 12860

Refer to the attached notification (in vernacular language) for further details.

Chhattisgarh

Updated: 28th September, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Chhattisgarh, vide notification No. 8/MW/Labour Commissioner/2022/5811, dated 28th September, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for Shops and Establishments with effect 1st October, 2022 as below:
Class of Employment Zone Basic Per Day Basic Per Month VDA Per Day VDA Per Month Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled A 320.00 8320 73.08 1900 393.08 10220
Unskilled B 310.00 8060 73.08 1900 383.08 9960
Unskilled C 300.00 7800 73.08 1900 373.08 9700
Semi-skilled A 345.00 8970 73.08 1900 418.08 10870
Semi-skilled B 335.00 8710 73.08 1900 408.08 10610
Semi-skilled C 325.00 8450 73.08 1900 398.08 10350
Skilled A 375.00 9750 73.08 1900 448.08 11650
Skilled B 365.00 9490 73.08 1900 438.08 11390
Skilled C 355.00 9230 73.08 1900 428.08 11130
Highly-Skilled A 405.00 10530 73.08 1900 478.08 12430
Highly-Skilled B 395.00 10270 73.08 1900 468.08 12170
Highly-Skilled C 385.00 10010 73.08 1900 458.08 11910

Refer to the attached notification (in vernacular language) for further details.

Odisha

Updated: 30th April, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Odisha, vide notification No. 2433/LC, Bhubaneswar, dated 30th April, 2022, has revised the Minimum Wages for all the Scheduled Employment with effect from 1st April, 2022 as below:
Class of Employment Total Per Day
Unskilled 326.00
Semi-skilled 366.00
Skilled/Clerical 416.00
Highly Skilled 476.00

West Bengal

Updated: 22nd April, 2022

Guidelines on Payment of Bonus 2021-2022

The Government of West Bengal, vide notification No. Labr/420/(LC-IR)/22013/56/2019, dated 22nd April, 2022, has made an appeal to all employers to complete the payment of Bonus for 2021-2022 by 23rd September, 2022. Some of the other guidelines set by the Government are mentioned below:
• Employers and Employees are requested to adopt flexible attitude on the issue of payment of Bonus.
• Employers are requested to ensure that the rate of Bonus payable this year is not lower than that of the last year, if there is any dispute, the same may be settled amicably thorough negotiations.
• Employers who have not paid Bonus for the last year are requested to pay the same along with current year Bonus.
• Employers of the unorganised sectors are also requested to pay the Bonus to their workers.
• Employers been also requested to consider payment of an amount of ex-gratia in lieu of bonus as is admissible at the maximum stage to those workmen and employees who have crossed the eligibility limit as per payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
• All the employers and Labour Unions are requested to consider negotiations to settle the disputes, if any, regarding payment of Bonus without causing disruption of work.

West Bengal

Updated: 29th April, 2022

Last date for filing PT Returns Extended

The Government of West Bengal, vide Memo No. 75/CT/PRO, dated 29th April 2022, has extended the last date for filing return in Form III, under Section 6 of the West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1979 read with rule 12 of the West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Calling and Employments Rules, 1979, for the year ending on 31st of March, 2022.

The last date for transmission of data electronically has be extended to 31st May, 2022 and the last date for furnishing paper form of the Return has been extended to 7th June, 2022.

Maharashtra

Updated: 27th April, 2022

Last date for filing PT Returns Extended

The Government of Maharashtra, vide notification No. PFT-1222/C.R.8/Taxation-3, dated 27th April, 2022, has extended the last date for filing the Return for any period up to March 2022 under The Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Act, 1975 up to May 31st 2022. Refer to the attached notification for more details.

Puducherry

Updated: 18th March, 2022

Draft on Code on Social Security Rules, 2022

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No-2/AIL/Lab/ G/2022, dated 18th March, 2022, has published the draft on Puducherry Code on Social Security Rules, 2022. This draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of the publication of this notification. Objections and suggestions, if any, should be addressed to the Secretary to Government (Labour), Labour Department, Government of Puducherry, or by email to secylab.pon@nic.in.

Jharkhand

Updated: 13th April, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Jharkhand vide notification No- 2/MW-2071/2010 L & T- 500 Ranchi, dated, 13-04-2022, has revised the Minimum Wages for Shops & Commercial Establishments as below:
Minimum wages for Shops & Establishment effective from Date: 1st April 2022  
Class of Employment Basic Per Day Basic Per Month VDA Per Day VDA Per Month Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 274.81 7145.06 52.04 1353.27 326.86 8498.33
Semi-Skilled 287.90 7485.40 54.53 1417.73 342.43 8903.13
Skilled/Clerical 379.51 9867.26 71.88 1868.86 451.39 11736.12
Highly Skilled 438.39 11398.14 83.03 2158.81 521.42 13556.95

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 31st March, 2022

Implementation of ESI provisions in Nagapattinam

The Central Government, vide notification No. S.O.1534(E), dated 31st March, 2022, has implemented following provisions of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 in all the areas of Nagapattinam district in the state of Tamil Nadu effective from 1st April, 2022.

• Section 38 (All applicable employees to be insured)
• Section 39 (All applicable members to contribute)
• Section 40 (Principal employer to pay contributions in the first instance)
• Section 41 (Recovery of contributions to be done by the immediate employer)
• Section 42 (General provisions as to payment of contributions to be followed)
• Section 43 (Method of payment of contributions to be followed for all applicable members)
• Section 45A (Determination of contributions in certain cases to be done)
• Section 45H (Application of certain provisions of the Income-Tax Act) of Chapter IV
• Section 46 (Benefits) to Section 73 (Employer not to dismiss or punish employee during period of sickness, etc.) of Chapter V; and Section 74 (Constitution of Employees’ Insurance Court)
• Section 75 (Matters to be decided by the Employees’ Insurance Court)
• Sub-sections (2) to (4) of Section 76 (Institution of proceedings, etc.), Section 80 (Benefits are not admissible unless claimed in time), Section 82 (Appeal), and Section 83 (Stay of payment for pending appeal) of Chapter VI.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 1st April, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification No.G/723/2022, dated 1st April, 2022, has revised the Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishments with effect from 1st April, 2022.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 11th April, 2022

Draft on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification No. SRO A-8(c)/2022, dated, 11th April 2022, has published the Draft on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (Tamil Nadu) Rules, 2022. This draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of its publication. Objections or suggestions if any may be addressed to the Secretary to Government, Labour Welfare and Skill Development Department, Government of Tamil Nadu through the Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Guindy, Chennai -32 or by email cif@tn.gov.in.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 11th April, 2022

Draft Rule on Industrial Relations

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification No. SRO A-8(b)/2022, dated 11th April 2022, has published the Draft on Industrial Relations (Tamil Nadu) Rules, 2022. This draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of its publication. Objections or suggestions if any may be addressed to the Secretary to Government, Labour welfare and Skill Development Department, Fort St. George, Chennai- 600009 through the Commissioner of labour, DMS Campus, Chennai- 600006 or by e-mail – com.tnlabour@nic.in.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 11th April, 2022

Draft Rule on Code on Wages

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification No. SRO A-8(a)/2022, dated 11th April, 2022, has published the Draft on Code on Wages (Tamil Nadu) Rules, 2022. This draft will be taken in to consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of its publication. Objections or suggestions if any may be addressed to the Secretary to the Government, Labour Welfare and Skill Development, Fort St. George, Chennai- 600009 through the Commissioner of Labour, DMS Campus, Chennai- 600006 or by email com.tnlabour@nic.in.

India

Updated: 13th April, 2022

ESIC extends time line for depositing contribution and filing of half yearly returns

Considering the problems faced by Employers on the ESIC portal, The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, vide notification No. P-11/12/Misc./ 1/2019(M)-Rev.II, dated 13th April, 2022, has extended the due date for depositing the March 2022 contribution to 30th April, 2022 instead of 15th April, 2022.

Accordingly, the employers are also allowed to file half yearly returns for the contribution period from October, 2021 to March 2022, up to 26th May, 2022 instead of 11th May, 2022.

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 30th March, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide notification No. 6/11/newwages/ 5/2015/12370, dated 30th March, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for all the scheduled employment with effect from 1st April, 2022 as below:
Category of workers Basic Minimum Wage V.D.A. Total Wages
Unskilled 6500 2625 9125
Semi-Skilled 7057 2625 9982
Skilled 8435 2625 11360
Highly Skilled 9735 2625 12660

Haryana

Updated: 8th April, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Haryana, vide notification No. IR-2/2022/10764-893, dated 8th April, 2022, has revised the Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishments effective from 1st January, 2022.

Kerala

Updated: 4th April, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Kerala, vide notification No. DES/859/2022-P3(1), dated 4th April, 2022, has revised the Minimum Wages for all the scheduled employment effective from 1st February, 2022.

Bihar

Updated: 30th March, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Bihar, vide notification No. 5/M.W.-40-16/2021 L&R-992, dated 30th March, 2022, has revised the Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishments with effect from 1st April, 2022 as below:
Bihar Minimum wages for Shops & Establishment effective from 1st April, 2022 to 30th September, 2022  
Class of Employment Basic Per Day Basic Per Month VDA Per Day VDA Per Month Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 237 6162 81 2106 318 8268
Semi-Skilled 247 6422 83 2158 330 8580
Skilled 301 7826 102 2652 403 10478
Highly Skilled 367 9542 125 3250 492 12792
Supervisory/Clerical 0 6799 0 2312 0 9111

Karnataka

Updated: 4th April, 2022

Draft on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions

The Government of Karnataka, vide notification No. LD 245 LET 2021, dated 4th April, 2022, has published the Draft Rule on Occupational Safety, Health and Working conditions (Karnataka) Rules, 2021. This draft will be taken in to consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of its publication. Any objections or suggestions may be addressed to – The Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Department of Labour, Room No- 413, Fourth Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Bengaluru- 1.

Karnataka

Updated: 4th April, 2022

Draft on Code on Social Security

The Government of Karnataka, vide notification No. LD 285 LET 2021, dated 4th April, 2022, has published the draft rule on The Code on Social Security (Karnataka) Rules, 2021. This draft will be taken in to consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of its publication. Any objections or suggestions may be addressed to- The Additional Chief Secretory to Government, Department of Labour, Room No- 413, Fourth Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Bengaluru- 1.

Gujarat

Updated: 8th April, 2022

Amendment of Profession Tax slabs

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification No. GHN-35-PFT-2022-S.3(2)(10)-Th, dated 8th April, 2022, has amended the Gujarat State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1975 making the employees who are earning a monthly salary or wage up to Rs. 12000/- as fully exempted from payment of Profession Tax. As per the new slab, Profession Tax for the employees who are earning salary or wages more than Rs. 12000/- per month will be Rs 200. This will be effective from 1st April, 2022.

India

Updated: 5th April, 2022

EPFO clarifies the calculation and deduction of TDS on Taxable Interest

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, vide circular No. WSU/6(1)2019/IncomeTax/Part-I/(E-33306), dated 5th April, 2022, has brought more clarity on the TDS calculation and deduction pertaining to taxable interest relating to contributions in a Provident Fund exceeding 2.5 Lakh or 5 lakh as the case may be. The Central Board of Direct Taxes, earlier published, vide notification dated, 31st August, 2021, making income arising out of PF contribution as taxable effective from 1st April, 2022.

In this circular, EPFO has clarified the applicability of TDS and explained the Methodology of computing TDS with illustrations.

Our understanding on this notification would be sent during early part of the next week.

West Bengal

Updated: 4th April, 2022

Election Holiday

The Government of West Bengal, vide notification No. Labr/350/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17, dated 4th April, 2022, on account of Bye-Election to the House of People from 40-Asansol Parliamentary Constituency and to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 161-Ballygunge Assembly Constituency, 2022, has instructed all the employers of any business, trade, industrial undertakings, or any other establishment situated in the areas of said constituencies to grant paid holiday to all the employees who have the right to cast their vote for the said election on 12th April, 2022 to enable them to vote.

India

Updated: 22nd March, 2022

ESIC relaxes the eligibility condition for COVID-19 Relief Scheme

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, vide notification No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D, dated 22nd March, 2022, has relaxed the eligibility condition to avail the benefit of COVID-19 relief scheme from a minimum of 70 days contribution to 35 days contribution during a period of maximum of one year immediately preceding the diagnosis of COVID-19. This relaxation will be effective from 24th March, 2020.

The draft of this notification was earlier published by The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, vide notification No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D, dated 1st February, 2022.

India

Updated: 17th March, 2022

No Coercive recovery of EPF dues during limitation period

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, vide web circular No. LC-(5025)/WebUpload/Circulars LC/20029/12, dated 17th March, 2022, has circulated the recent judgement passed by the Ld. Single Bench of Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay in WP 4973 of 2021 (Kulgaon Badlapur Nagar Parishad Vs. The Regional Provident Fund Commissioner II, Thane) to all the Addl CPFCs and RPFCs and instructed to follow the precedence set by the judgement.

In the said case, the respondent RPFC II, Thane, had recovered the EPF dues from the petitioner company without waiting for the limitation/ appeal period to be over by directly withdrawing the entire amount from the petitioner’s bank account. The Hon’ble court has considered the action of the EPFC as inappropriate, arbitrary, and unreasonable. Hence, it ordered to refund the 50% of the recovered amount to the petitioner on or before 21st March, 2022.

India

Updated: 4th April, 2022

Central Government declares 14th April as Closed Holiday

The Central Government, vide notification No. G.S.R.271(E), dated 4th April, 2022, has declared 14th April, 2022 as a notified Closed Holiday throughout India under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 on account of birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Uttarakhand

Updated: 31st March, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Uttarakhand, vide notification No. 1064/4-01/13, dated 31st March, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for Shops & Establishments effective from 1st April, 2022 as below:
Monthly minimum wages for the employees in the cities of Uttarakhand having population of 1 lac or more (Rs. Per month)  Monthly Minimum wages in other areas of Uttarakhand (Rs. Per month) 
Class of Employment Basic VDA w.e.f 01-04-2022 Total Basic VDA w.e.f 01-04-2022 Total
Unskilled 8331 1140 9471 8213 1140 9353
Semi-skilled 8924 1140 10064 8788 1140 9928
Skilled 9518 1140 10658 9370 1140 10510
Clerical Category - I 10520 1140 11660 10328 1140 11468
Clerical Category - II 9772 1140 10912 9611 1140 10751

Uttar Pradesh

Updated: 31st March, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Uttar Pradesh, vide notification No. 268-76, dated 31st March, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for Shops & Establishments effective from 1st April, 2022 as below:
Class of Employment Basic Per Month VDA Per Month WEF 01-10-2021 to 31-03-2022 Total Per Month Total Per Day
Unskilled 5750.00 3780.00 9530.00 366.54
Semi-skilled 6325.00 4158.00 10483.00 403.19
Skilled 7085.00 4658.00 11743.00 451.65

Gujarat

Updated: 31st March, 2022

Minimum Wages revision

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification dated 31st March, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for Shops & Establishments effective from 1st April, 2022 as below:
Scheduled Employment Category of Workers Zone Basic Salary per day Dearness Allowance per day Total Wages / Salary per day Monthly Wages for 26 days
Unskilled I 276 83.30 359.30 9341.80
Semi-Skilled I 284 83.30 367.30 9549.80
Skilled I 293 83.30 376.30 9783.80
Unskilled II 268 83.30 351.30 9133.80
Semi-Skilled II 276 83.30 359.30 9341.80
Skilled II 284 83.30 367.30 9549.80

Chattisgarh

Updated: 25th March, 2022

Minimum Wages revised

The Government of Chattisgarh vide notification No. 8/NewWage/ LabourCommissioner/2022/1898, dated 25th March, 2022, has revised the minimum wages for shops and establishment with effect from 1st April, 2022 as below:
Chhattisgarh Minimum wages for Shops & Establishment effective from 1st April, 2022
Class of Employment Zone Basic Per Month VDA Per Month Total Per Month
Unskilled Zone A 8320 1740 10060
Unskilled Zone B 8060 1740 9800
Unskilled Zone C 7800 1740 9540
Semi-skilled Zone A 8970 1740 10710
Semi-skilled Zone B 8710 1740 10450
Semi-skilled Zone C 8450 1740 10190
Skilled Zone A 9750 1740 11490
Skilled Zone B 9490 1740 11230
Skilled Zone C 9230 1740 10970
Highly Skilled Zone A 10530 1740 12270
Highly Skilled Zone B 10270 1740 12010
Highly Skilled Zone C 10010 1740 11750

Andaman & Nicobar

Updated: 28th March, 2022

Extension of ESI provisions

The central government, vide notification No. S.O.1377(E), dated 28th March, 2022, has published the draft notification on its intention to extend the provisions of Employees’ State Insurance Act to certain classes of establishments specified in the schedule annexed to the attached notification.

This draft will be taken in to consideration after the expiry of one month from the date of its publication. Any objections or suggestions may be addressed to Shri Madan Chaurasia, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001, E-mail: madan.c@nic.in

India

Updated: 24th March, 2022

Central Government declares transport (other than railways) as a public utility service

The Central Government, vide notification No. S.O.1285(E), dated 24th March 2022, has declared the services in transport (other than railways) for the carriage of passengers or goods, by land or water, to be a public utility service for the purpose of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 for a further period of six months with effect from the date of publication of this notification.

Haryana

Updated: 15th December, 2021

Draft Rule on Labour Welfare Fund Rules, 2021

The Government of Haryana, vide notification No. 2/86/1991-2Lab, dated 15th December, 2021, has published its draft notification on Punjab Labour Welfare Fund (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2021. As per the amendment, in Rule 3, Sub-Rule (1), for the words “Every employer shall pay in cash or by money order or by postal order or by demand draft or cheque drawn on the State Bank of India or any Scheduled Bank duly crossed in favour of the Welfare Commissioner within thirty days of the commencement of these rules”, shall be substituted with “Every 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 in favour of Welfare Commissioner”.

Kerala

Updated: 15th December, 2021

Draft Rules on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021

The Government of Kerala, vide notification No. LBRD-D2/395/2020-LBR, dated 15th December, 2021, has published the draft rule on Kerala Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021. The said draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of its publication. Any objections and suggestions to the said draft may be addressed to the Secretary to Government, Labour and Skills (D) Department, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001.

Kerala

Updated: 14th December, 2021

Draft Rules on Code on Wages

The Government of Kerala, vide notification No. LBRD-E1/1/2021-LBRD, dated 14th December, 2021, has published the draft notification on Kerala Code on Wages Rules, 2021. This draft will be taken in to consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of its publication. Any objections and suggestions to the said draft maybe addressed to the Secretary to Government, Labour and Skills (E) Department, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 001.