Notifications

Notifications

Notifications

Announcements by the Government of India & State Governments
State

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 19th November, 2020

Third party certification for factories

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide notification number No.F-I-4-2020-A-XVL, dated 19th November, 2020, has introduced third party Certification to inspect dangerous machines, hosts and lifts, lifting machines and lifting tools, and pressure vessels. Labour Commissioner may recognize and appoint any person who has the required qualifications to become a third party certifier. Any person /institution who want to be a certifier can apply using Form 36-B or 36-C through the labour portal. The third party cerifier on appointment by the appropriate authority shall not be deemed to be a public servant.

Haryana

Updated: 24th November, 2020

Online mode for depositing LWF contributions

The Government of Haryana, vide notification no. 7231-7374, dated 24th November, 2020, has ordered all applicable establishments to deposit LWF contributions through the department's online portal - hrylabour.gov.in

Mizoram

Updated: 22nd November, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The Government of Mizoram, vide notification no. 3855/2020-2021, dated 22nd November, 2020, has declared the public holidays for the Calendar Year 2021.

Karnataka

Updated: 25th September, 2020

Compulsory Registration of Factories under KPME Act

The Government of Karnataka, vide Circular No. No.LGL-2/Others/CR-24/2020-2021, dated 25th September, 2020, has made registration under Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act, 2007 mandatory for all the factories that are registered and falling under the purview of Rule 88 & Rules 92 of Karnataka Factories rules, 1969. It is now compulsory to provide Occupational Health Centre and Ambulance Room respectively. Management has to register all OHC / Ambulance room falling under their jurisdiction to register under the KPME Act in consultation with District Health and Family Welfare Department.

Karnataka

Updated: 21st November, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The Government of Karnataka, vide notification No.CASE 12 HHL 2020, dated 21st November, 2020, has issued the list of holidays for the year 2021 for all the establishments and banks registered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Delhi

Updated: 10th November, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The Government of Delhi, vide No. F. 53/401/GAD/CN/2020/3376-3424, dated 10th November, 2020, has declared Public Holidays in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for the year 2021.

Chattisgarh

Updated: 15th September, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The Government of Chattisgarh, vide notification number No. F-1-1/2020/1/5, dated 15th September, 2020 has issued the list of holidays for the year 2021 for all the establishments and banks registered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Bihar

Updated: 18th November, 2020

Applicability of Bihar factories has been enhanced

The Government of Bihar, vide notification no. 01-09/2020/6332, dated 18th November, 2020, has increased the threshold limit for applicability of factories, which are operating with the aid of power to twenty and factories operating without aid of power to forty. State Government may by notification exempt new establishments from the provisions of the Act for 1000 days from the days on which such commercial production start.

Bihar

Updated: 18th November, 2020

Applicability of ID Act has increased to 300

The Government of Bihar, vide notification 01-10/2020/6335, dated 18th November, 2020, has amended the threshold limit for applicability under Industrial Disputes (Bihar Amendment) Act, 2020 to three hundred. New establishments taking confidence from State Government, when it is necessary for the public interest, maybe exempted from the provisions of the Act for 1000 days from the commencement of establishment.

Bihar

Updated: 18th November, 2020

CLRA applicability has increased to 50

The Government of Bihar, vide notification no. 01-11/2020/6329, dated 18th November, 2020, has amended the applicability of Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition)(Bihar Amendment) Act, 2020. The threshold limit been increased from 20 to 50 for Contractors and Principal Employers.

Haryana

Updated: 11th November, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Haryana, vide notification dated 11th November 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st July 2020.

Telangana

Updated: 9th November, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The Government of Telangana, vide notification no G. O. Rt.No.1756 dated 09th November 2020, has issued the holiday list for the year 2021.

Kerala

Updated: 22nd October, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The Government of Kerala, vide notification no G. O. (P) No. 15/2020/GAD dated 22nd October 2020 has issued the holiday list for the year 2021.

India

Updated: November, 2020

Impact of Proposed Changes to Labour Codes

Changes have been proposed in the Indian Labour Laws to simplify the compliance process and to facilitate ease of doing business. It combines laws under various labour legislations and consolidates 29 Acts into four integrated codes.

Kerala

Updated: 4th November, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Kerala vide notification Dated 04-Nov-2020 has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st September 2020.

West Bengal

Updated: 5th November, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

Government of West Bengal vide notification no. No. 3100 -F(P2}, Dated the 5th November, 2020 has issued public holiday list for the year 2021 which is applicable for all establishments, financial institutions and banks registered under negotiable instruments Act, 1881.

Karnataka

Updated: 6th November, 2020

Quarantine Leave for employees infected with COVID-19

Government of Karnataka Vide Notification KAE 66 KaBaNi 2020 dated 06.11.2020 has issued advisory to all employers on grant of quarantine leave to employees or workmen infected with COVID-19. The guidelines prescribed under the said notification are in accordance to an advisory issued by the High court in response to Writ Petition bearing no. WP No. 9009/2020.
Please see the guidelines below:
1. Absence of an employee on account of quarantine due to COVID-19, should not to treated as unauthorised absence.
2. Employees may avail existing leave balance during the quarantine period or during any treatment for COVID-19.
3. The employer may grant leave to employees who are infected with COVID-19 if they are not covered under ESIC, and enable them to quarantine.
4. Employers may facilitate leave transfer / swap for enabling employees to utilize the leave balance of his/her colleagues to undergo quarantine. This can be facilitated through leave banking facility within the organisation.
5. Employers may grant an advance leave credit to employees who do not have any available leave balance, thereby enabling them to quarantine.
6. In the event that Employers are unable to grant any leave due to lack of leave balance, they are encouraged to consult with their employees to arrive at an amicable solution and evaluate the possibility of granting special leaves, enabling the employees to quarantine.

India

Updated: 29th October, 2020

Notification of draft rules under the Industrial Relations Code, 2020

The Union Labour and Employment Ministry, vide notification no. G.S.R. 684(E), dated 29th October, 2020 has published the draft rules. The Ministry has invited objections, suggestions, and comments from the public for 30 days, after which the final gazette will be issued. These rules supersede the Industrial Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1949, the Industrial Tribunal (Central Procedure) Rules, 1954, the Industrial Disputes (Central) Rules, 1957 and the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946.

Odisha

Updated: 20th October, 2020

Holiday list, 2021

The Government of Odisha, vide notification number RDM-Reg-REGN-0072-2020-30754/R&D.M. dated 20th October, 2020, has issued the holiday list for the year 2021.

Puducherry

Updated: 7th October, 2020

Holiday list, 2021

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification number G.O. Ms. No. 80, dated 7th October, 2020, has issued the holiday list for the year 2021.

Gujarat

Updated: 28th October, 2020

Holiday List 2021

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification no. GS/33/2020/PHD/102020/500/GH, dated the 28th October, 2020 has issued the public holiday list for the year 2021 which is applicable for all establishments, financial institutions, and banks registered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

India

Updated: 03rd November, 2020

Leave Travel Allowance Scheme

LTA Cash Voucher scheme was launched for central government employees on 12th October, 2020. As per the scheme, the employees can now buy goods and services that are applicable for GST at 12% & above through digital mode and claim it under LTA exemption.

Haryana

Updated: 14th October, 2020

Paid Holiday

The Government of Haryana, vide notification #EIec-2020/IR-II/PSCEIHol/ 8859 dated 14th October, 2020 has declared 3rd November, 2020 as a paid holiday for all employees who are eligible voters of Haryana 33-Baroda Assembly Constituency Sonepat working in Shops and Commercial Establishments.

India

Updated: 27th October, 2020

ESIC increases medical bonus from Rs.5000/- to Rs.7500/-

Further to our alert dated 30th July 2020 on Draft notification of ESIC proposed to increase medical bonus, now the Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified the revised amount of Rs.7500/- through gazette dated 27th October 2020.

As per ESIC rule 56(A), monetary benefit in the form of medical bonus is given to the insured pregnant women or wife of an insured person, in case they cannot avail maternity services in ESIC dispensaries. An amount of Rs.5000/-per delivery is provided as confinement expenses, given that confinement occurs at a place where necessary medical facilities under the ESIC are not available. This expense is paid for 2 deliveries only.

This has now been revised to Rs.7500/- per delivery.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 27th October, 2020

Holiday List

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification no. G.O.Ms. No.554, dated the 27th October, 2020, has issued a list of public holidays for the year 2021 which is applicable for all establishments registered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Karnataka

Updated: 19th October, 2020

Women Employment During Night

The Government of Karnataka, vide notification No.471 dated 19th October, 2020 has issued regulation of employment of women during night which comprises sixteen conditions. Non-compliance by any establishment shall lead to cancellation of the Registration Certificate.

Punjab & Haryana

Updated: 14th October, 2020

Paid Holiday Declared

The Government of Punjab, vide notification No.21/07/2015-5L/1521 dated 14th October, 2020, has declared 3rd November, 2020, as a paid holiday for all employees (who are eligible voters of Haryana) working in the factories, in districts adjoining the state of Punjab.

Meghalaya

Updated: 14th October, 2020

Central Inspection System

To further the ease of doing business, the Government of Meghalaya, vide notification no. LBG.39/2014/Pt/228 dated 14th October, 2020, has introduced an online inspection system. The objective of such an introduction is to foster transparency, simplicity, and accountability during the time of any inspection.

The online inspection system covers the offices of the Labour Commissioner and Chief Inspector of Boilers and Factories. The frequency of inspection is dependent on the risk level and the system monitors and ensures the allotment of inspection frequency.

The inspection report is submitted under the concerned labour laws to the appropriate authority through online central inspection system, within 72 hours of the inspection.

Haryana

Updated: 23rd October, 2020

Maintenance of Records

The Government of Haryana, vide notification no. 2/24/2020-2 Lab dated 23rd October, 2020, has approved the maintenance of records in electronic form under 26 Labour Welfare Legislations.

Haryana

Updated: 21st October, 2020

Auto-renewal for licenses

The Government of Haryana, vide notification No.9439 dated 21st october 2020, has introduced a system of auto-renewal for licenses under:
  1. The Haryana Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970
  2. The Haryana Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) Act, 1979

      Furthermore, the notifications states that:
  1. The Auto-renewal is subject to payment of annual renewal fees and duration of such renewed licenses shall be for one year.
  2. Auto renewal of licenses shall be applicable only if there is no change in the desired fields (such as: name of occupier, name & address of
      the establishment etc.)
  3. The prescribed fee for Auto-renewal of licenses shall be deposited through the website of the Labour Department of Haryana,
      at: https://hrylabour.gov.in.

Odisha

Updated: 21st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Odisha, vide notification dated 21st october 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect from 1stOctober 2020.

Karnataka

Updated: 09th October, 2020

Vidhana Sabha Election

The Government of Karnataka vide circular dated 09.10.2020 has declared 03.11.2020 as paid holiday on behalf of Vidhana Sabha Election to be held in Sira and Raja Rajeswari Nagar constituency . The circular has directed all factories, shops and establishment, to declare paid holiday on the day of polling to enable the eligible employees to exercise their voting right. All Factories or Establishments irrespective of the location where it is situated has to provide a paid holiday to all employees who have voting rights in the said constituency. Due to if an eligible employee has to work on such day he has to be given sufficient break to cast his vote.

Kerala

Updated: 16th October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Kerala, vide notification dated 16th october 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect from 1st August 2020.

West Bengal

Updated: 30th September, 2020

Bonus Order

Government of West Bengal vide notification no. Labr./210/(LC-IR)/3C-01/18 dated 30.09.2020 has appealed to all employer to pay bonus to all of their employees.

India

Updated: 15th October, 2020

EPFO launches WhatsApp Helpline Service to address Grievances

Employees Provident Fund Organization has launched WhatsApp helpline service to address grievances. This allows PF subscribers to interact directly with regional PF offices at a personalized level.

Telangana

Updated: 14th October, 2020

Holidays Declared

The Government of Telangana, vide notification no. G.O.Rt. No.1539, dated 14th October 2020, has declared holiday on 14th and 15th October 2020, for all institutions in the banking sector, i.e Banks & Financial Institutions registered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The notification has not specified if the holidays apply to Factories, Shops, and Establishments.

Rajasthan

Updated: 12th October, 2020

Factory Licenses

The Rajasthan Factories and Boilers Inspection Department has implemented an Auto Renewal System. This is now applicable for
renewal of factory licenses under the Factory Act, 1948. Owing to the ease of doing business initiative of the Government of India,
stakeholders may now opt in for an Auto Renewal Option.

Karnataka

Updated: 12th October, 2020

Ease of Doing Business

To Implement the recommendation of ease of doing business initiatives of the Government of India, the renewal procedures for
procuring Certificates/registrations/Licenses for establishments is hereby simplified. An auto renewal system will generate the said Certificates/registrations/Licenses through the E-Governance Portal of the Labour Department of Karnataka. The same shall be made
available upon the payment of the prescribed Statutory Fees. Auto Generation of Licenses and Permits have been mandated under the following:
1. Registrations under the Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act, 1961
2. Licenses under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
3. License under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
4. License under the Factories Act, 1948 Under this provision, the applicant/ business need not file any separate application.
The applicant can download the digitally signed approval certificate through department's portal.

India

Updated: 10th October, 2020

EPFO, Bulk Transfer of Funds

EPFO has launched the functionality for bulk transfer of funds from exempted establishments to RPFC through a single payment. This facility will increase the speed of funds transfer for exempted establishments.

Uttarakhand

Updated: 18th September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Uttarakhand, vide notification dated 18th September 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect
from 1st October 2020.

Maharastra

Updated: 09th October, 2020

ESIC Act, 1948

Maharastra amends the applicability of ESIC Act, 1948

India

Updated: 09th October, 2020

ESIC issues guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures at workplace

The Employees State Insurance Corporation has issued important guidelines to employers and workers to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The guidelines helps to identify the risk levels at individual workplace settings in the office premises and to determine appropriate control measures. Guidelines for structural and administrative measures and changes in human resource policies are also issued along with the Do’s and Don’ts by employers & workers are highlighted to contain the spread of the Corona virus. The need to formulate contingency plans such as cross training of employees, managing deliverables with higher absenteeism are also stressed to maintain continuity in business activities with keeping the workforce safe.

Uttar Pradesh

Updated: 08th October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Uttar Pradesh, vide notification dated 08th October 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect
from 1st October 2020.

India

Updated: 1st October, 2020

EPFO launches virtual hearing facility to conduct enquiries

Virtual hearing in quasi-judicial cases by Assessing Officers through Video conferencing by use of secure IT applications.

Goa

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Goa Amendment) Act, 2020

Goa increases the threshold limit of CLRA applicability

Telangana

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Telangana, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Chhattisgarh

Updated: 5th October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Chhattisgarh, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 05th October 2020.

India

Updated: 5th October, 2020

Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme

EPFO has increased the maximum assurance benefit under the EDLI scheme to Rs.7 lakhs.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Gujarat

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Haryana

Updated: 30th September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Haryana, vide notification Dated 30th September, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st January 2020.

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 29th September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide notification Dated 29th September, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Karnataka

Updated: 29th September, 2020

Stay order issued on deferred payment of wages

The Karnataka High court, vide order dated 11th September 2020, has issued a stay order on the notification #LD 72 LWA 2020, about minimum wages dated 20th July, 2020, which had said that employers can defer the payment of increased DA till March, 2021. As per the stay order,
establishments now have to pay the revised minimum and cannot defer the payment of minimum wages till further order from the Court.

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #37 of 2020, dated 29th September 2020 has issued the Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code 2020. The act is introduced to consolidate and amend the laws regulating the occupational safety, health, and working
conditions of persons employed in an establishment.

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code replaces the following thirteen legislations:
1. Factories Act, 1948
2. Mines Act, 1951
3. Dock Workers (Safety, Health, and Welfare Act, 1986
4. The Building and other Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
5. The Plantations Labour Act, 1951
6. The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act,1970
7. The Inter-State Migrant workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
8. The Working Journalist and other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service and Misc. Provision) Act, 1955
9. The Working Journalist (Fixation of rates of wages) Act, 1958
10. The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
11. Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of Service) Act, 1976
12. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
13. The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act, 1981

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Social Security Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #36 of 2020, dated 29th September, 2020, has issued the Social Security Code. The act is introduced
to amend and consolidate the laws relating to social security with the goal to extend social security to all employees and workers either in the organised, unorganised, or any other sectors.

The Social Security Code replaces the following nine legislations:
1. The EPF and M.P. Act, 1952
2. The ESIC Act, 1948
3. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
4. The Building and other Construction Workers Cess, Act
5. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
6. The Employees Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
7. The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981
8. The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008
9. The Employees Compensation Act, 1923

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Industrial Relations Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #35 of 2020, dated 29th September, 2020, has issued the Industrial Relations Code, 2020. The act is introduced to consolidate and amend the laws relating to Trade Unions, conditions of employment in industrial establishments or undertaking, investigation, and settlement of industrial disputes.

The code replaces the following three legislations:
1. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
2. Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
3. Trade Unions Act, 1926

India

Updated: 23rd September, 2020

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

Further to the extension of unemployment benefits under the Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, the ESI corporation has enabled a new feature in the www.esic.in IP portal to facilitate online submission of unemployment claims directly with the respective ESIC Branch office.

Click here to submit your claims.

Bihar

Updated: 21st September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Bihar vide notification Dated 21-Sept-2020 has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Telangana

Updated: 17th September, 2020

Exemption of periodic renewal of license

Government of Telangana vide notification number G.O.Rt.No. 289 dated 17/09/2020 for Ease of Doing Business has exempted The Inter–State
Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 from periodic renewal of license. The license is deemed to be renewed subject to timely payment of renewal fee and within the prescribed time limit.

Jharkhand

Updated: 3rd September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Jharkhand, vide notification Dated 03-Sept-2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April 2020.