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Notifications

Notifications

Announcements by the Government of India & State Governments
State

Punjab

Updated: 7th June, 2021

365 exemption extended

The Government of Punjab, vide notification no. 21/08/2017-4L/759, dated 07th June, 2021, has extended the 365-day operation exemption for one year, up to 31st May 2022.

Haryana

Updated: 15th June, 2021

Minimum wages

The Government of Haryana, vide notification no. 12771-916, dated 15th June, 2021, has issued the minimum wages w.e.f 1st January, 2021.

Faridabad, Haryana

Updated: June, 2021

Online access to the PF department

Considering the restricted public interaction due to COVID-19, the PF Department of Faridabad has provided the option to contact the department officials, through the following channels:
• Toll-free number: 0129-4027949
• Phone number: 0129-2225162, 0129-4007949
• Email: ro.faridabad@pfindia.gov.in.
You can use these channels for all PF queries including Claim, Name change/ Father name change, DOB change or any other correction form, pension etc. The Department has stated that all queries will be responded to within 3-5 days.

India

Updated: 14th June, 2021

ESIC – Draft Rules

ESIC, vide notification no. G.S.R. 400(E), dated 14th June 2021, has issued draft rules that have added the following provision in Rule 55 of the Employees' State Insurance (Central) Rules 1950, which states:
• Provided further that in case an insured woman who is in receipt of Maternity Benefit and due to reason of which, a shorter contribution period is available to her in the contribution period ending in the Maternity Benefit falls, she shall be qualified to claim sickness benefit in the corresponding benefit period if the contribution in respect of her were payable for not less than half the number of days available for working in such contribution period.
• To give an example, if a member joins on 1st September and her contribution ends on the contribution period, i.e. 30th September, then she needs to contribute for a minimum 50% of the contribution days or for 15 days and she will get sickness benefit in the corresponding benefit period after 9 months. That means, for the January to June benefit period, she will get sickness benefit entitlement on maternity from 15th June for that contribution period.

India

Updated: 15th June, 2021

EPFO - Extension to the date of implementation

EPFO, vide notification no. WSU/15(1)2019/ATR/529, dated 15th June 2021, extended the date of implementation from 1st June 2021 to 1st September 2021 on the mandates on seeding of AADHAAR number for filing of ECR.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 1st June, 2021

Renewal of approved licenses

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification no. TN G0 33, dated 1st June 2021, through the MSME department, has extended the period of renewal of various approved licenses - PCB, Factory, CLRA, ISMW, Legal Metrology, FSSI, Trade Fire & Rescue Services Licenses, etc. The period of approved operation is extended up to 31st December 2021, if they are due to expire between 1st May 2021 and 30th September 2021.

Odisha

Updated: 25th May, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Odisha, vide notification no. 28/6/ILC dated 25th May 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021.

India

Updated: 3rd June, 2021

ESIC Covid-19 Relief Scheme

ESIC, vide notification no. P-11/14/11/COVID-19 Relief Scheme/2021-Bft II, dated 03rd June 2021, has approved the “ESIC Covid-19 Relief Scheme” which extends welfare measures for IPs who are employees under ESIC Act. This scheme provides financial relief to the dependents of the IP in case of his/her death due to COVID-19. In such a case, the eligible dependent family members of the IP will be paid periodic payments directly into their bank account. The scheme is valid for a period of two years from 24th March 2020.

Eligibility:
1.The deceased IP must have been registered 3 months prior to the diagnosis of COVID-19 in ESIC portal.
2.The deceased IP must be in active employment status on the date of diagnosis of COVID-19 and must have contributed for at least 70 days within the 1 year prior to the date of diagnosis.

The minimum relief of the scheme will be Rs. 1800 /- per month. A maximum of 90 % of the average daily wage is prescribed in the notification. The dependents need to meet the conditions prescribed and provide the relevant supporting documents and ID proofs at the nearest ESIC office to prove eligibility for the relief fund.

The spouse/widow of the deceased IP shall be provided medical care on the same lines as an IP who died due to employment injuries. This can be availed on depositing Rs.120 /- lump-sum for one year.

All claims will be settled within 15 days from the date of receipt of the complete claim application.

India

Updated: 1st June, 2021

Benefit for nursing mothers

The Ministry of Labour and Employment, vide its letter No. S-36012/03/2015-SS-I(Part), dated 1st June 2021, addressed to the principal secretaries, directed employers to add/encourage the provision of "work from home" benefit for nursing mothers by extending Sec 5(5) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and Amendment Act, 2017. After the Maternity leave benefit period, the provision allows a nursing mother, in mutual agreement with the employer, if the nature of work permits, to do work from home for a period of one year, keeping in view the vulnerability of nursing mothers and their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic and to save them from getting infected by the coronavirus. The Ministry of Labour & Employment has issued an advisory to all the State Governments and UTs to encourage employers to allow such provisions and the State Governments and UTs have been requested that steps may be taken to create awareness about section 5(5) of the Act amongst the women workforce and the employers.

India

Updated: 3rd June, 2021

Draft Rules

The Government of India, vide notification number G.S.R. 385(E), dated 3rd June 2021, has issued draft rules under the Code on Social Security (Employee’s Compensation) (Central) Rules, 2021. The Employee’s Compensation rules are rolled out now since they were not provided earlier in the Central Rules under the same code. The draft Rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of forty-five days from the Gazette date. The Central Government is accepting the suggestions and objections from the public and the same can be may be addressed to Shri Rahul Bhagat, Director, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Room No.302, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001 or by e-mail – rahul.bhagat@ips.gov.in.

As these Rules come into effect, the following rules will be repealed:
(i) Employee’s Compensation Rules, 1924
(ii) Employee’s Compensation (Transfer of Money) Rules, 1935; and
(iii) Employee’s Compensation (Venue of Proceedings) Rules, 1996.

The arrangements for funds transfer with other countries under the overhead of compensation under section 159 are made possible through these rules. The application method and other processes for claims are also mentioned herein. The detailed provisions are mentioned in the notification.

India

Updated: June, 2021

Death Cases Entitlements & Benefits

The Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI), originally launched in 1976, is administered by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization to provide a lump sum financial assistance to the family of a deceased employee. In the incident of an employee’s death, the legal nominees/heirs of the deceased are eligible to receive settlement under the Payment of Gratuity Act. The notification explains the PF accumulations, EDLI, and pensions that can be claimed from the Labor Welfare Board of the respective states within six months of the incident. The procedure for claiming the PF benefits is detailed in the notification enclosed.

India

Updated: 1st April, 2021

ESIC

ESIC, vide circular no. X-11/14/6/2015-P&D, dated 01st April 2021, has issued the state-wise and district-wise updated list of implementations under the heading of fully/partial/non-notified states/UTs/districts under ESIC 2.0/vision – 2022, in view of the maximum coverage of areas and benefits across the country.

Karnataka

Updated: 31st May, 2021

Deadline extended for filing professional tax

The Government of Karnataka, vide notification no. FD 02 CPT 2021, dated 31st May 2021, has extended the due date for filing professional tax annual return which was earlier extended till 30th May 2021 to 30th June, 2021.

India

Updated: 31st May, 2021

Labour and Employment

The Ministry of Labour and employment, vide notification no. HRM-8/V/12(18)2007/UP/Vol-I/271, dated 31st May 2021, has directed all PF Commissioners to process the medical advance claims without documentation in case of medical emergency leading to hospitalization on account of serious life threatening diseases including Covid 19. The circular is applicable for employees covered under CS(MA) and CGHS Rules.

Claim can be submitted to PF authorities without estimate by employee or the family member of patient and an amount of up to Rs. 1 lakh maybe granted by PF. If the amount of such an expense is above one lakh, then additional advance would be available based on the medical expenses according to the existing provisions. This advance can be credited to the member account or to the hospital directly as per the request of the family. Such a claimant will have to submit the bills within 45 days of discharge.

India

Updated: 21st May, 2021

EPFO – Advance for COVID related expenses

EPFO, through the attached press release, has stated that members of EPFO can avail a second non-refundable Covid-advance to meet their financial needs. Under this provision, non-refundable withdrawal can be availed by the member to the extent of 3 months of PF wages or 75% of the PF balance, whichever is less.

West Bengal

Updated: 28th May, 2021

ESIC services coverage extended

ESIC, vide notification no. S.O. 2068(E), dated 28th May 2021, has extended the ESIC service effective from the 1st day of June, 2021 for Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Kalimpong, North Dinajpur, Purulia, and South Dinajpur Districts in the State of West Bengal.
This is in continuation to the ESIC endeavor to enlarge the coverage areas and provide benefits to members who were not earlier covered under this scheme.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 28th May, 2021

ESIC services coverage extended

ESIC, vide notification no. S.O. 2068(E), dated 28th May 2021, has extended the ESIC service effective from the 1st day of June 2021 for the entire area of Erode District in the State of Tamil Nadu, in addition to the already implemented area in the said District.
This is in continuation to the ESIC endeavor to enlarge the coverage areas and provide benefits to members who were not earlier covered under this scheme.

India

Updated: 1st June, 2021

Introduction of AADHAR For EPFO Benefits

EPFO, vide its official circular exercising the power conferred through the section 142 of Social Security Code 2020, has stated to its members that ECR shall be allowed to be filed only for those members whose AADHAAR numbers are seeded and verified with UANs prior to 1st June 2021. To avail uninterrupted services of the EPFO, members can validate their AADHAAR with UAN through the online e-KYC facility available on the Official UMANG Portal/App.

With the above coming into effect from May 2021 contributions payable in Jun 2021, all contributing members will have to seed AADHAAR to UAN as KYC to allow their contributions to be remitted through monthly ECR. It is important to have this activity completed by their employees as this would not only have an impact on remittance of contributions though ECR but would also involve interest and penal damages for late remittance for such employees who do not have AADHAAR seeded to UAN unless such contributions are remitted through miscellaneous challans. Remittance of contributions through miscellaneous challan would have an impact on employee related claims as transfer of contributions from establishment suspense account to employee account is a time consuming process wherein timelines cannot be specified.

Tripura

Updated: 25th May, 2021

ESIC services coverage extended

ESIC, vide notification No. N-16/2/Tripura/2017-P&D, dated 25th May 2021, has extended medical benefits with effect from 1st April 2021 to the families of all insured persons in the entire area of Khowai, South Tripura and Unakoti districts in the State of Tripura. This is in continuation to the ESIC endeavor to enlarge the coverage areas and provide benefits to members who were not earlier covered under this scheme

India

Updated: 25th May, 2021

Medical Benefits For ESIC Pensioners

ESIC, vide memorandum and circular of Annexure A, F. No. D-12/16/1/2012-E-VI.Vol.II, dated 25th May 2021, has issued the revised guidelines for implementation of ESIC Pensioner Medical Scheme – 2006. These guidelines come after receiving the recommendations of the ESIC Corporation committee meeting, with a view to consolidating and rationalizing the instructions of ESIC Pensioner Medical Scheme, as mentioned in below pointers:
1. Entry & exit process to and from the ESIC- Pensioner Medical Scheme and fixed medical allowance - the Member has to mandatorily opt for PMS before the date of retirement. If such an option is not exercised, the member would be eligible for fixed medical allowance from the next month of retirement. If the pensioner opts for PMS after the date of retirement, he can do so by paying Rs 30 as admission fee and refund the fixed medial allowance received. Further opting out by the pensioner would result in losing both the benefits FMA and PMS
2. Eligibility of Super Specialty Medical Treatment – As along as the pensioner has opted for PMS, the pensioner would be eligible for super specialty treatment and the condition of six months waiting period has been withdrawn.
3. Medical Treatment: Medical treatment for the pensioner with respect to cashless medical treatment comprising of treatment in case of emergency, treatment at ESIC hospital, treatment from ESIC empanelled hospital– Further treatment can be done on re-imbursement basis including ex-post facto approval of treatment in cases wherein the pensioner has taken treatment without the approval of the ESIC authority assigned to provide such approval
4. OPT facility: Pensioners aged 75 years and above are allowed direct consultation with specialists of ESIC empanelled hospitals without a referral from ESIC authority on cashless basis
5. Appointment of ESIC regional director as Nodal Officer for coordinating ESIC PMS for the concerned regions
6. Issuance of pensioner medical cards for settlement of claims along with individual PMS identity cards for pensioner, spouse, and other applicable beneficiaries
7. Provision to tie-up with private hospitals, etc.
8. A few other provisions as per existing ESIC-PMS to continue like, contribution process, entitlement of wards, family definition, appointment of AMA(s), meaning of recognized hospital, reimbursement of emergency claims, medical advance, prescribed period for claim settlement & travelling allowance.

The above changes would ensure benefits to ESIC pensioners are at par with the Central Government health scheme. This is a welcome move to ensure the right old age benefits reach the pensioners.

Uttar Pradesh

Updated: 26th April, 2021

Leave for Covid-infected employees

The Government of Uttar Pradesh, vide notification no. 714/36-3-2021-30/2020, dated 26th April 21, has stated that establishments situated in Uttar Pradesh have to provide twenty-eight days of paid leaves to all Covid infected employees.

Maharastra

Updated: 24th May, 2021

Exemptions under the Factories Act

The Government of Maharashtra vide notification no. FAC-2021/P.R.141/Labour 4, dated 24th May 2021, has provided exemption for all registered factories under the Maharashtra Factories Act to operate for a maximum of twelve hours per shift till 30th June 2021. This is being done in view of the labour shortage following the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

With the exemption from Sections 51, 52, 54 and 56, employers can allow labourers to work in two shifts of 12 hours each. The conditions specify that:
  • Overtime should be double the normal wages
  • A shift cannot go beyond 12 hrs & including rest period cannot exceed 13 hrs
  • Total working hours in a week cannot be more than 60 hours
  • No overtime is allowed for seven consecutive days
  • Overtime cannot exceed 115 hours in any quarter

Delhi

Updated: 28th May, 2021

Integration of S&E registration & SPICE+

The Government of Delhi, vide order no. PA/Addl.I.C/Lab /2021/1859, dated 28th May 2021, has integrated the Delhi Shops and Establishment registration process with SPICE+ portal under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
The MCA portal provides a single window for 11 different services which include single application for companies incorporation, PAN, TAN, ESIC, PT, GST, etc. Also, subsequent registration for different branches after incorporation may be directly applied on the Labour portal at https://labourcis.nic.in.

India

Updated: 20th May, 2021

ESIC

Aadhar not mandatory for availing treatment under ESIC.
With the implementation of the Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020, Aadhar for the employees or unorganized workers or any other person, for himself or dependents, has been exempted avail services, seek benefits, receive payments etc. under this code, rules, regulations, or schemes made or framed under it.
ESIC has now reiterated that no insured person shall be denied any benefit under ESIC Act 1948 for want of Aadhaar.

Telangana

Updated: 07th May, 2021

Extension of Due Date

The Government of Telangana vide notification no. 104, dated 7th May, 2021, has extended the due date for furnishing integrated returns under various labour laws. The government hereby provided extension of two months i.e till 30th June, 2021, and this will be a one-time relaxation provided due to Covid 19 (2nd wave).

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 29th April, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification J/3984/2021 dated 29th April, 2021, has issued the revised minimum wages effective from 01st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021.

Punjab

Updated: 17th May, 2021

Punjab Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules

The Government of Punjab vide notification no. G.S.R. 45/C.A.37/2020/Ss.133 and 135/2021, dated 17th May, 2021, has issued the draft Punjab Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021. The concerned authorities are accepting the objections or suggestions which may be addressed to Director of Factories-cum-Labour Commissioner, Punjab, Labour Bhawan, Model Welfare Centre, Phase-X (Sector-64), S.A.S. Nagar or at email ID: adfhq.lab@punjab.gov.in. The objections and suggestions may be invited for forty-five days from the date of the said notification.

Delhi

Updated: 14th May, 2021

Labour Department

The Government of Delhi, vide circular no. F.No.PA/Addl.LC/Lab/2021/499, dated 14th May, 2021, has directed all principal employers employing (or who have employed during last 12 months) workers through outsourcing to mandatorily register with the Labour Department through the e-district portal of Govt of NCT of Delhi on the link: https://edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in . The registration under inter-state migrant workmen is mandatory when 5 or more inter-state migrant workmen are employed. The circular also directs contractors to issue a passbook for every interstate migrant workman containing details of such workmen who shall be provided benefits as per the Act. The circular states that principal employers and contractors shall strictly follow the statutory provisions as mentioned in the Act to avoid legal action. The labour department has made operational the Shramik Helpline (155214) where migrant workmen can seek assistance and guidance. Sh. Gurumukh Singh, Jt. Labour Commissioner (01125492133, lablcsw@gmail.com), will act as Nodal Officer to address the grievances for such workmen.

Kerala

Updated: 19th May, 2021

Renewal of Trade License

The Government of Kerala, vide notification no. 1016/2021/L.G.D, dated 19th May, 2021, has extended the last date for renewal of validity period of trade license for commercial and industrial establishments for the year 2021-22 from 28th February, 2021 to 31st August, 2021. This is subject to the approval through an order by Panchayat/municipalities. This was done due to the pandemic situation of COVID 19. N.B: In Kerala, an application needs to be filed 30 days prior to the last date of validity to avoid penalties/fines.

Uttar Pradesh

Updated: 11th May, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Uttar Pradesh, vide notification dated 11th May, 2021, has issued the revised minimum wages effective from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021, for shops and establishments located in Uttar Pradesh.

Kerala

Updated: 13th May, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Kerala, vide notification, dated 13th May, 2021, has issued the revised minimum wages effective from 1st March, 2021, for shops and establishments located in Kerala.

India

Updated: 30th April, 2021

Code on Social Security

The Ministry of Labour and employment, vide notification no. S.O.1730(E), dated 30th April 2021, has stated that Section 142 of the Code on Social Security will come into effect from 3rd May 2021, which states the applicability of AADHAAR for Social Security benefits.

Sec. 142 of the Social Security Code 2020 which states ‘the applicability of AADHAAR’ is included as reference.

India

Updated: 4th May, 2021

Recognition of Negotiating Union

The Ministry of Labour and Employment, vide notification no. G.S.R. 317(E), dated 4th May, 2021, has issued the draft Rules termed as the Industrial Relations (Central) Recognition of Negotiating Union or Negotiating Council and Adjudication of Disputes of Trade Unions Rules, 2021. This maybe considered as an extension to the IR (Central) Code with the new Rule specifically for Negotiating Union or Negotiating Council and Adjunction of Disputes of Trade Unions.
Objections and suggestions have been invited from the public in a specified proforma to the following within 30 days from the date of the attached notification.

Shri Sanjeev Nanda,
Under Secretary to the Government of India,
Ministry of Labour and Employment, Room No 17,
Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001
Email: sanjeev.dom@nic.in

Dr. R.G. Meena,
Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner (Central),
Ministry of Labour and Employment,
Room No. 506, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001
Email: deputyclc-mole@gov.in

India

Updated: 29 thApril, 2021

Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme

EPFO hiked the maximum assurance benefit under EDLI to Rs.7 lakhs
Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme is a mandatory insurance cover provided to all EPF members. Under EDLI, the registered nominee receives a lump- sum payment in the event of death of the insured person during the period of service.

The Scheme may be called The Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2021. This Scheme has come into force effective from 28th April 2021, except sub clause (iv) of clause (b) paragraph 2, which shall be deemed to have come into force from 15th February 2020. The assurance benefit shall not be less than two lakh and fifty thousand rupees. The assurance benefit of six lakh rupees (Gazette notification dated 15th February 2018) is enhanced to the maximum benefit of seven lakh rupees.

Karnataka

Updated: 3 rdMay, 2021

The Industrial Relations (Karnataka) Rules, 2021

The Government of Karnataka, vide notification No. KE-01/LET/2021 & No. E-LD 1 LET 2021, dated 03rd May, 2021, has published the draft rules of 'The Industrial Relations (Karnataka) Rules, 2021'. It has been directed that all suggestions or objections related to the said draft rules are to be submitted to the official email IDs secy-labour@karnataka.gov.in, and labour.do3@gmail.com.

The hardcopies can be mailed to the following address within thirty days from the date of the publication of this gazette notification.
The Additional Chief Secretary,
Department of Labour,
Room No 414, Fourth Floor, Vikasa Soudha,
Bengaluru - 560 001

Karnataka

Updated: 28 thApril, 2021

Request Letter

The Government of Karnataka, vide letter no. KE158TNR2020 dated 28th April, 2021, has requested all employers not to terminate their employees during the pandemic situation caused by COVID-19. It has also requested landlords not to forcefully vacate any residents or occupants of any commercial premises for non-payment of rent during this pandemic.

West Bengal

Updated: 23 rdApril, 2021

Professional Tax

West Bengal extends Professional Tax annual return filing for year ending on 31st March 2021.
The Government of West Bengal has extended the date of filing of Professional Tax for year ending on 31st March, 2021.

The state government of West Bengal has notified the extension of the last date for filing of returns in Form III, under section 6 of the West Bengal Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1979 via Memo No: 119 CT/PRO dated 23rd April 2021

Below are the specified details:

Period in respect of which return is required to be furnished Last date of payment of tax payable according to that return under clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 12 Last date of payment of tax payable according to that return under clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 12 Last date of furnishing paper form of that return as specified now
Year Ending 31st March, 2021 30th April, 2021 30th June, 2021 15th July, 2021
Note: Enclosed the notification dated 23rd April, 2021.

Karnataka

Updated: 26 thApril, 2021

Professional Tax

Karnataka extends Professional Tax return filing to April 2021. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the existing lockdown, the government of Karnataka has extended the time limit for the filing of Professional Tax return and making such payment. The due date to file the return for the month of April 2021 is extended from 20th May, 2021, to 20th June, 2021. Also, the tax payable by enrolled persons, who had enrolled before the commencement of the financial year 2021-22 can be paid by 30th May 2021.

Particulars Actual Due Date Extended Due Date
April 2021 PT return 20th May, 2021 20th June, 2021
Yearly return & Payment 30th April, 2021 30th May, 2021
Encl: Gazette notification No. FD.02 CPT 2021 dated 26th April, 2021

Chhattisgarh

Updated: 18 thMarch, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Chhattisgarh, vide notification dated 18th March, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021, to 30th September, 2021.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 16 thMarch, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification dated 16th March, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021, to 31st March, 2022.

Uttarakhand

Updated: 7 thApril, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Uttarakhand, vide notification dated 07th April, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021.

Gujarat

Updated: 8 thApril, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification dated 08th April, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021.

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 1 stApril, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide notification dated 01st April, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021.

Telangana

Updated: April, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Telangana has revised the Minimum Wages wef 1st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021.

India

Updated: 31stMarch, 2021

Public Holiday

The Government of India, vide office memo dated 31st March, 2021, has declared 14th April, 2021, a public holiday to all banks on the occasion of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday.

Chhattisgarh

Updated: 18thMarch, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Chhattisgarh, vide notification dated 18th March, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021.

Bihar

Updated: 31stMarch, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Bihar, vide notification dated 31st March, 2021 has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021, to 30th September, 2021.

Gujarat

Updated: 31stMarch, 2021

Code on Wages Rules

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification no. KHR/2021/29/LVD/10/2020/555709/M(2), dated 31st March, 2021, has issued a draft of Code on Wages (Gujarat) Rules, 2021. The department accepts the objections/suggestions from the public for forty-five days from the date of this notification. The objections and suggestions may be shared via the official email Id. i.e. ds1-led@gujarat.gov.in or can be mailed to the deputy secretary, Government of Gujarat, Labour Department , Block number. 5, 6th floor, New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar before the due date.

Maharastra

Updated: 31stMarch, 2021

Industrial Employment Act

The Government of Maharashtra, vide notification no. Misc -2021 /CR - 47/Lab-3, dated 31st March, 2021, has issued a list of area-wise Appellate Authorities empowered under the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.

Kerala

Updated: 30thMarch, 2021

Paid holiday

The Government of Kerala, vide order No. EN(2) 5224/2021, dated 30th March, 2021, has announced the schedule for the General Elections to Kerala Legislative Assembly 2021. Therefore, the Government has mandated employers of all businesses, trades, industrial undertakings, or any other establishments to grant a paid holiday to all their employees and workers to enforce their voting right.

Kerala

Updated: 24thMarch, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Kerala, vide notification dated 24th March, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect from 1st February, 2021.

West Bengal

Updated: 18thMarch, 2021

Paid Holiday

The Government of West Bengal has announced the schedule for the General Elections to West Bengal Legislative Assembly 2021 to be held in eight phases. Therefore, the Government has mandated employers of all businesses, trades, industrial undertakings, or any other establishments to grant a paid holiday to all their employees and workers to enforce their voting right.

Jammu & Kashmir

Updated: 15thJanuary, 2021

Code on Wages & pro-forma for suggestions

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir, vide draft notification dated 15th January, 2021, has issued the following:
1. The Code on Social Security (Jammu and Kashmir) Rules, 2020;
2. The Code on Wages Jammu and Kashmir Rules, 2021;
3. The Industrial Relation (Jammu and Kashmir) Rules, 2021 and The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (Jammu and Kashmir) Rules, 2021. The objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Civil Secretariat, Jammu/Srinagar at e-mail ID-secylejk@gmail.com.

The objections and suggestions should be sent in a proforma containing the columns (i) specifying the name and address of the persons and organizations and column (ii) specifying the rule or sub-rule which is proposed to be modified and column (iii) specifying the revised rule or sub-rule proposed to be submitted along with the reasons.

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 16thMarch, 2021

Factories Rules

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide notification no. F.01-02-2020-A-xvi, dated 16th March, 2021, has amended the procedure for registration and grant of license under the Madhya Pradesh Factories Rules, 1962. As per the Amendment, the registration for factories and licenses can be granted in Form no. 3 for a period up to ten years or more as prescribed by the State Government.

Haryana

Updated: 17thMarch, 2021

Notification of vacancies

The Government of Haryana, vide notification number EMI/2021/507, dated 17th March, 2021, has stated that the notification of vacancies is mandatory. Also, the department requires a report of new joiners every month, signed & stamped by the authorized signatory, to be submitted via e-mail (employmentfaridabad@gmail.com).

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 16thMarch, 2021

Public Holiday

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification No. Go.Ms.No.160 dated 16th March,.2021, has declared 6th April, 2021, (Tuesday) a Public holiday due to the General Election of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 2021 & Bye-Election to Lok Sabha from 39 Kanya Kumari Constituency.

Haryana

Updated: 3rdMarch, 2021

Privaar Pechaan Patra

The State government of Haryana is implementing Privaar Pechaan Patra (PPP) or unique Family ID for workers to avail the benefit schemes provided by the government. Privaar Pechaan Patra (PPP) is an unique ID issued to each family registered in the portal. This can be used by family members to apply for any schemes/services of the state linked to PPP. Any family living in Haryana or having their residential address in Haryana irrespective of their status of domicile is required to generate PPP. They can visit nearest CSC, SARAL Kendra or PPP operator to update their family details.

India

Updated: 11thMarch, 2021

One-time relaxation in contribution conditions to avail ESI medical benefit

Due to nationwide lockdown in March 2020, a number of ESI covered units were shut down resulting in non-payment of contribution towards the ESI scheme. To allow those ESI covered employees to avail medical benefits/reimbursement of medical claims, ESI has notified a one-time relaxation in entitlement criteria for the contribution period April 2020 to Sep 2020.

As per this notification, no break in contribution of funds will be accounted towards ESI scheme for the period Apr 2020 to Sep 2020. It will be considered as ‘contribution received’ to process the entitlement for medical benefit including super-specialty treatment services of a pre-existing insured person.

The detailed notification is attached.

Kerala

Updated: 6thMarch, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Kerala, vide notification dated 6th March, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st January, 2021. The attached notification gives the detailed minimum wage breakup.