Notifications

Announcements by the Government of India & State Governments
State

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.