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India

Updated: September, 2021

Employee Provident Fund Composite Claim Form

EPFO had introduced a simplified form called Combined and Composite Claim Form (CCF) to claim PF amount, pension, and EDLI instead for separate forms. To ensure settling these claims at the earliest, certain guidelines need to be followed to avoid errors in submission.

This document contains those important guidelines for the benefit of the claimants.

West Bengal

Updated: 15th September, 2021

Guidelines for Payment of Bonus

The West Bengal Government, vide its circular No. Labr/1690/(LC-IR) /22013 /56/2019, dated 15th September 2021, has published some guidelines and made an appeal to all the employers and employees of the state covered under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 as amended by Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 to stick to the specified guidelines while settling the legitimate dues to workers in respect of bonus, in view of ensuing Durga Puja, for the year 2020-21 in the interest of maintaining Industrial peace and harmony in the State. The Government has also asked all the employers to settle the payment before Durga Puja 2021 (i.e. before 7th October 2021).

Though it is an appeal, it acts as an instruction provided to employers routinely every year.

Refer to the attached Circular for further guidelines.

Karnataka

Updated: September, 2021

Bifurcation of EPFO, regional office

Please note that the erstwhile Bengaluru Regional Office of EPFO located at No.13, Rajaram Mohan Roy Road, Bengaluru has been bifurcated into two Regional Offices i.e., Regional Office, Bengaluru (Central) and Regional Office, Bengaluru (Malleswaram) and both the offices are currently functioning in the same premises. Therefore, employer/members/pensioners of EPF are requested to send their letters/grievances etc., to the appropriate authority. The details of Regional PF Commissioners of both the Regional offices in this premises and the concerned contact number are furnished below for information:

Regional Office, Bengaluru (Central) Regional Office, Bengaluru (Malleswaram)
Officer in charge : Shri P. Senthil Kumar, RPFC-I
Mail ID : ro.bangalore1@epfindia.gov.in
Facebook : EPFO RO Bengaluru Central
Twitter : @epfoBNGcentral
WhatsApp No. : 063642 64449
Officer in charge : Smt T Indira, RPFC-I
Mail ID : ro.bangalore2@epfindia.gov.in
Facebook : Epfo RO Malleshwaram
Twitter : @epfobengaluru1
WhatsApp No. : 8022230188

Haryana

Updated: 16th September, 2021

Draft Rules on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules

The Government of Haryana, vide its notification No. 02/11/2021-2Lab, dated 16th September 2021, has published Draft Rules on “Haryana Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021.” This draft Rules will be taken into consideration in the official gazette on or after the expiry of forty-five (45) days from the date of publication of this notification.

Any objections and suggestions maybe addressed to the Labour Commissioner, Haryana, 30 Bays Building, Sector 17 B, Chandigarh or by email at haryanaoshrules@gmail.com.

For details on the proforma of how to send the objections and suggestions, refer to the attached notification.

Haryana

Updated: 16th September, 2021

Draft Rules on Industrial Relation Rules

The Haryana Government, vide its notification No. 02/10/2021-2 Lab, dated 16th September 2021, has published its Draft Rule on “The Industrial Relation (Haryana) Rules, 2021.” This draft Rules will be taken into consideration in the official gazette on or after the expiry of forty-five (45) days from the date of publication of this notification.

Any objections and suggestions may be addressed to the Labour Commissioner, Haryana, 30 Bays Building, Sector-17 B, Chandigarh or by email at ircodehry@gmail.com.

For details on the proforma of how to send the objections and suggestions, refer to the attached notification.

Haryana

Updated: 16th September, 2021

Code on Wages Rules

The Haryana Government, vide its notification No. 02/08/2021-2 Lab, dated 16th September 2021, has published its Draft Rules on “Code on Wages (Haryana) Rules, 2021.” This draft Rules will be taken into consideration through the official gazette on or after the expiry of forty-five (45) days from the date of publication of this notification.

Any objections or suggestions may be addressed to Labour Commissioner, Haryana, 30 Bays Building, Sector-17 B, Chandigarh or by email at: codeonwageshry@gmail.com by. The objections and suggestions should be sent in a proforma containing columns:

· Column (i) specifying the name and address of the person/ organization,
· Column (ii) specifying the rule or sub-rule which is proposed to be modified
· Column (iii) specifying the revised rule or sub-rule proposed to be substituted and reasons thereof.
Refer to the attached notification for detailed information.

West Bengal

Updated: 13th September, 2021

Shops & Establishment Act

The West Bengal Government, vide notification No. Labr/1677/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17, dated 13th September 2021, through the power conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 4, has granted Exemption from the opening and closing hours for Petrol & Diesel Filling pumps/ stations as per Section 6 under the West Bengal Shops & Establishment Act, 1963, situated within the areas of concerned assembly constituencies in the state, due to the elections of W.B. Legislative Assembly from 56-Samserganj, 58-Jangipur Assembly Constituencies and Bye-election of W.B. Legislative Assembly from 159-Bhabanipur Assembly Constituencies to be held on 30th September 2021.

However, any work done beyond eight and half hours a day or forty eight hours a week shall be regarded as overtime wages for payment of overtime wages as per the Act.

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 9th September, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Himachal Pradesh, vide its notification No. Shram (A) 4-2/2018-P-I, dated 9th September 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages for Scheduled employment under “Shops & commercial Establishments with effect from 1st April 2021. The details of Minimum Wages revised are as follows:

Himachal Pradesh Minimum Wages 2021 table

India

Updated: 7th September, 2021

ESIC – Appointment of Chairman, VC, and Members

The Ministry of Labour and Employment, vide notification No. S.O.3632(E), dated- 7th September 2021, has amended its earlier notification No- S.O.1831(E), dated- 7th May 2018 regarding the appointment of Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Members of the ESI Corporation.

As per the new notification, the Chairman of ESIC will be: The Minister for Labour and Employment, Government of India, New Delhi. (As per the earlier notification this was under the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Government of India, New Delhi). The Vice-chairman will be the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Government of India, New Delhi (As per the earlier notification, this was under the Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, New Delhi).

The Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment, New Delhi and The additional Secretary/ Joint Secretary to the Government of India (Bureau Head of Social Security Division), Ministry of Labour and Employment, New Delhi, will be the members of ESIC apart from the other members appointed by the Central Government under Section 4(c) of the Act.

India

Updated: 11th September, 2021

EPFO North East Region

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, vide Circular No. BKG-27/5/2021-BKG/, dated 11th September 2021, has extended the due date for mandatory seeding of AADHAAR in UAN till 31st December 2021 in North East Region, comprising states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura considering the low AADHAAR penetration in the mentioned administrative zones. Earlier the EPFO has given the time up to 1st September 2021 for mandatory seeding of AADHAAR in UAN for PAN India. EPFO has also clarified that, for areas other than the above and for the classes of industries other than mentioned in the attached Circular, delay in filing of ECRs for wage months of August 2021 & September 2021, only in respect of EPF members due to non-seeding of AADHAAR in the UANs, will not be presumed as employer’s default and penal damages will not be levied under Section 14B of the EPF & MP Act, 1952.

Refer to the attached Circular for detailed information.

Telangana

Updated: 7th September, 2021

Factories Rules Concerning Asbestos

The Government of Telangana, vide Notification No. G.O.Rt.No.449, dated, 7th September 2021, has published Draft Rule for Amending the Telangana Factories Rules, 1950 concerning Asbestos. This Rule will be taken into consideration by the Government after the expiry of 45 days from the date of publication of the attached notification. Any objections or suggestions, should be addressed to the: Special Chief Secretory to Government, Labour, Employment, Training and Factories Department, Government of Telangana, Telangana Secretariat, Hyderabad. Refer to the attached notification for more details.

Maharashtra

Updated: 3rd September, 2021

Code on Wages Rules

Government of Maharashtra, vide Notification No. C.O.W-2021/C.R.25/LABOUR-9, dated 3rd September 2021, has notified the draft rules as the Maharashtra Code on Wages Rules, 2021. These rules, if comes into effect, will supersede the Maharashtra Minimum Wages Rules, 1963, and the Maharashtra Payment of Wages Rules, 1963. The said draft will be taken into consideration by the Government of Maharashtra after the expiry of forty five (45) days from the date of publication of this notification in the Maharashtra Government Gazette. Any objection or suggestion maybe forwarded within the said 45 days period to the Commissioner of Labour, Maharashtra State, Kamgar Bhavan, “E” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051 or on email mahalabourcommr@gmail.com.

Haryana

Updated: 1st September, 2021

Latest Minimum Wages for Shops and Establishment

The Haryana Government, vide notification No. 2/2021/20783-809, dated 1st September 2021, has revised the minimum wages for all the Shops and Establishment in Haryana effective from 1st July 2021. Refer to the attached details for more details.

India

Updated: 26th August, 2021

EPFO Notifies Guidelines For Correcting Members’ Details

EPFO, vide a Circular dated 26th August 2021, addressed to all the Employers, has given a detailed guidelines for the rectification of members KYC details. The EPFO has brought more clarity through illustrative examples and by mentioning the documents to be submitted for such corrections. Also, it has explained whether it can be corrected online or offline.

Haryana

Updated: 1st September, 2021

Election Holiday

The Haryana Government, vide notification No. Elec-2021/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/20458, dated 1st September 2021, has declared 12th September 2021 (Sunday) as close day (paid holiday) for all shops and establishments falling under the jurisdiction of Municipal Committee, Ateli Mandi in District Mahendergarh, where the bye-elections are going to be held on the said date.

India

Updated: 31st August, 2021

EPF & MP Act, 1952 – Relief to Establishments

EPFO, vide Circular No. C-I/MISC/Pandemic Relief/2021/Vol-I, dated 31st August 2021, has given relief to all the establishments covered under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 from levy of penal damages for delay in deposit of dues/ filing of ECR for wage month May 2021 in respect of EPF members due to non-seeding of Aadhaar in UANs.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 31st August, 2021

Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

The Central Government, vide notification No. S.O.3528(E), dated, 31st August 2021, has notified 1st September 2021 as the effective date on which certain provisions of the said act will come into force in the entire area of Mayiladuthurai, Vellore, and Ariyalur districts in the State of Tamil Nadu, in addition to the already implemented area in the district.

Refer to the attached notification for further details.

Maharashtra

Updated: 26th August, 2021

Reporting Accidents Under Factories Rules

Maharashtra Government, Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, vide Circular No. 24/2021, dated 26th August 2021, has implemented the provision for online submission of Accident report/ report on dangerous occurrences for all the factories in form No. 24 or 24-A. After submitting the same, a printout of the form should be submitted to the concerned office of the Directorate after getting it signed by the Occupier or the Manager. The website link to file the accident report is http://mahadishonline.in/accident_reporting_index.php

Refer to the attached copy of the circular for more details.

Maharashtra

Updated: 27th August, 2021

Draft Rule on Code on Social Security, 2020

Maharashtra Government, vide notification No. S.S.C-2021/C.R.28/LABOUR-9, dated, 27th August 2021, has published draft Rule on Code on Social Security 2020. The said Draft will be taken in to consideration by the Government of Maharashtra after the expiry of forty five (45) days from the date of publication of this notification in the Maharashtra Government Gazette. Any objections or suggestions can be forwarded to Commissioner of Labour, Maharashtra State, Kamgar Bhavan, “E” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai-400051 or on email mahalabourcommr@gmail.com. This Rule, if comes in to effect, will supersede Maharashtra Maternity Benefit Rules, 1965, The Payment of Gratuity (Maharashtra) Rules, 1972 and Maharashtra Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Rules, 2013.

Refer the attached copy of the notification for more details.

Bangalore

Updated: 26th August, 2021

Mandatory Vaccination for All Employees at Workplace

BBMP, vide Circular No. CHI.COM.PSR/135/2021-22, dated 26th August 2021, has made it mandatory for all the staff of commercial establishments/ industries/ hotels & restaurants/ offices, etc. to ensure that their employees have received at least one vaccine dose by 31st August 2021.

It will be the responsibility of the employers to ensure 100 % vaccination of their working staff at employer’s cost. BBMP Marshals & Health officials are authorized to enter such premises during the working hours to check the compliance with effect from 1st September 2021.

India

Updated: 23rd August, 2021

EPFO Direction To All Field Offices To Drive E-nomination

The Central PF Office, vide Web Circular No. Pension-3/E-nomination Monitoring Cell/pt. (35734)/1770, dated 23rd August 2021, has advised all the PF Zonal/ field offices to maximize E-nomination filings. It has also advised the concerned field offices to help the members who do not have access to computer or mobile phone by getting their nomination filed online when they visit the office. A target has been set for a of minimum 5,000 E-nominations to be filled every week in each Zone.

Refer the attached letter as reference.

India

Updated: 24th August, 2021

Phase-Wise Implementation Of ESIC Scheme By 2021-22

The Central ESIC, vide Circular No. N-15/14/03/PP/2020-P&D, dated 24th August 2021, has advised all the state governments to Implement the ESIC scheme phase-wise in all the non-notified districts by 31st March 22. The targets and the districts are listed in the Annexure “A” of the attached circular.

Refer the attached copy of the Circular for more details.

India

Updated: 23rd August, 2021

Death Claims to be settled within 3 working days

The Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Pension) by letter No. Pension-I/Misc/death claims/2020, dated 23-08-2021, has advised all the Zonal Offices and all the Regional PF Offices to ensure that pension cases in general and death cases in particular are to be settled within 3 working days. In all death cases of monthly pension, Pension Payment Order to be generated and dispatched to banks no later than 7 days of receipt of the claim. Copy of the said letter is attached herewith for your reference.

Assam

Updated: 18th August, 2021

Minimum wages

Assam Government, vide its notification No. GLR.503/81/Pt-II/8, dated 18th August 2021, has revised VDA (Variable Dearness Allowance) for various scheduled employment listed in the attached Notification with effect from 1st June 2021.

Assam Minimum wages effective from 1st June 2021

India

Updated: August, 2021

WhatsApp correspondence with the regional PF offices

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has created an “EPF WhatsApp helpline number.” This mode of communication has been created as a grievance redressal mechanism for PF subscribers and Employers. Different numbers are created for the various regional PF offices across the country. This is to ensure ease of communication between the employer and respective regional PF offices for raising concerns or enquiries. We recommend all employers to use this facility to raise employee/ employer concerns with the regional PF offices. This can be considered as the fastest way of receiving written communication from the regional PF offices. This facility would also ensure that physical visits to the department are reduced, considering the prevailing COVID–19 situation in the country. Enclosed are the WhatsApp numbers of the various regional PF offices.

Chandigarh

Updated: 19th August, 2021

Change in Muharram Holiday

Chandigarh Government, vide its notification No. 6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/11746, dated 19th August 2021, has changed the Restricted Holiday from 19th August 2021 to 20th August 2021 on account of Muharram.

Delhi

Updated: 11th August, 2021

Muharram Holiday

Government of India vide O.M No.12/13/2016-JCA-2 dated 11th August 2021, has changed/revised the holiday on account of Muharram from 19th August 2021 (Thursday), to 20th August 2021 (Friday).

Accordingly holiday on account of Muharram is declared on 20th August 2021 (Friday) for all Government offices under Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and as well as under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881.

India

Updated: 11th August, 2021

ESIC COVID-19 RELIEF SCHEME NOTIFIED

In pursuance of its Draft Notification on COVID-19 Relief scheme dated 18th June 2021, ESIC has notified its final notification No. N-12/13/1/2019-P&D, dated 11th August 2021.

As per the notification, in case of death of IP due to COVID-19, the eligible dependant family members of IP will be paid periodic payments directly to their bank accounts.
1. Eligibility conditions of the scheme are as under:
  a. The IP who died due to COVID-19 disease must have been registered on the ESIC online portal at least three months prior to the date of diagnosis of COVID-19 disease resulting in his/her death.
  b. The deceased IP must have been in employment on the date of diagnosis of COVID-19 disease, and contributions for at least 70 days should have been paid or payable in respect of him/ her during a period of maximum one year immediately preceding the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease resulting in death.
2. In case of death of the IP due to COVID-19 the eligible dependant/relatives of the deceased IP shall be eligible to receive the periodical payment under the scheme.
3. To know about the eligible relatives/dependant, please refer to the notification attached.
4. 90% of the average daily wages of the deceased IP, which will be called as the full rate of the relief, will be paid to the dependants of the IP who died due to COVID-19 disease.
5. This scheme will be effective for two years w.e.f 24th March 2020.

The minimum relief under the scheme shall be Rs.1800/- per month.

Jharkhand

Updated: 3rd August, 2021

DRAFT RULE ON SOCIAL SECURITY CODE

In accordance with its plan to give effect to Code on Social Security 2020, Jharkhand government has notified the draft rule of the Code on Social Security (Jharkhand) Rules, 2021, vide Notification No. - श्रमा०का० – विविद्य (SS Code-20) -57/2020 श्र०वि० -803 dated 3rd August 2021.

All objections and suggestions with respect to the said rules and draft must be sent, in duplicate, addressed to the Labour Commissioner, Jharkhand, Shram Bhawan, Doranda, Ranchi–834002; or on E-mail-jlcran721@gmail.com. Only those objections and suggestions that are received within 30 days from the date of publication of the attached notification shall be taken into consideration.

This rule once made effective will supersede the following enactments:
1. The Jharkhand Workmen’s Compensation Rules, 1924
2. Jharkhand Maternity Benefit Rules, 1964
3. Payment of Gratuity (Jharkhand) Rules, 1972
4. Jharkhand Building and Other Construction (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2006, and
5. The Jharkhand Unorganized Workers Social Security Rules, 2013
Some of the salient features of the rules are as follows:
• It speaks about the constitution of the Jharkhand unorganised sector social security board.
• The board shall formulate social security schemes and welfare measures in which eligibility limit, rate of various benefits, application form and procedure, determination of competent authority for sanction of benefit, manner of payment, and other incidental matters and shall forward to State Government for approval.
• Constitution of Social Security Fund.
• Insurance court
• Gratuity for minor nominee should be invested in SBI or any other nationalised bank.
• Employee on fixed term employment shall be eligible for gratuity, if he renders service under the contract for a period of one year Application for the gratuity should be given within 30 days from the date the Gratuity became payable. Provided that where the date of superannuation or retirement of an employee is known, the employee may apply to the employer before thirty days of the date of superannuation or retirement.
• Within fifteen days of the receipt of the application, employer has to provide the details of gratuity amount to the applicant and has to fix a date not being later than the thirtieth day after the date of receipt of the application, for payment thereof. If the employee is not eligible for Gratuity, reason for the same also should be informed to the employee.
• The gratuity payable under the Code shall be paid through Demand Draft or by crediting in the bank account of the eligible employee, nominee or legal heir, as the case may be.
• It makes the provision for paying Rs.15000/- as funeral expenses to the eldest surviving dependant apart from the compensation to be deposited with the competent authority.
• The cess should be paid within 30 days of the completion of the construction projects or within 30 days of the date on which assessment of cess payable is finished, whichever is earlier.
• Where the duration of the project or construction work exceeds one year, cess shall be paid within thirty days of completion of one year from the date of commencement of work and every year thereafter at the notified rates on the cost of construction incurred during the relevant period.
• The State Government would form a career centre to which information on vacancies should be given by the employer.

Please refer the detailed draft notification to know more about formats, registers, returns, displays, etc.

Telangana

Updated: 17th August, 2021

Declaration of Optional Holiday and General Holiday on Account of Moharram

The Telangana Government by its Order No. G.O.Rt.No.1827, dated 17th August 2021, has declared an Optional Holiday on 19th August 2021, (Thursday) on the occasion of ‘the 9th day of Moharram’ instead of 18th August 2021 (Wednesday). It has also declared a General Holiday on 20th August 2021 (Friday) on account of ‘the 10th day of Moharram’ instead of 19th August 2021 (Thursday).

India

Updated: 11th August, 2021

Extension Of The Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna Under ESIC

The ESIC has drafted a notification for extending the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna for a further period of one year from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022 by its notification No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D, dated 11th August 2021. Any objections or suggestions can be addressed to e-mail Id: dirpnd@esic.nic.in within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the draft.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 13th August, 2021

Factories Rules – Minimising the Compliance Burden

Andhra Pradesh Government by its notification No. G.O.Ms.No.10, dated 13th August 2021, has proposed to make the following amendments to Andhra Pradesh Factories Rules 1950. They have invited objections or suggestions regarding proposed amendments within 45 days from the date of publication of this notification. Objections or suggestions should be addressed to the Director of Factories, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada through mail address: csvarma.dantuluri@ap.gov.in

Following are the important changes to follow:
1. In Rule 3, for sub-rule (1), in Clause (b) for the words “75 HP or more” the words “more than 30 HP” shall be substituted. As per new proposed rule, if the installed power proposed to be or extended to 30 HP or more, the occupier has to take the previous permission in writing approving the plans from the Chief Inspector of Factories. Earlier HP limit was 75 HP.
2. The procedure for new license application/renewal/transfer/submission of documents/payment of fee has been made online.
3. If the applicant is not getting any order from the Department within 7 days from the date of when the application is submitted, the permission applied shall be deemed to be approved. Earlier, this time period was 30 days.
4. After getting the license, if there are any changes in the details which are approved by the Inspector of Factories, the occupier shall apply for the amendment online within 15 days of the occurrence of any change as said. As per the earlier rule, time limit was 30 days.
5. Every licensee shall, before the commencement of any calendar year, pay the annual license fee of such amount as is prescribed in the Schedule to this rule for each calendar year or ten times the Annual License Fee prescribed in the said Schedule in case the occupier prefers to pay for a period of ten calendar years at a time during any part of which the license fee is valid. As per the earlier rule, the block period was only three years.
6. After rule 10, a provision has made which states that if the initially granted license is lost or destroyed, a copy can be downloaded online.
7. As per rule 13, before inspecting any Factory, the name of the Factory should be allotted online by the central inspection portal for regular inspection and for special circumstances like accidents and dangerous occurrences, permission from the chief inspector of Factories is required. The inspection report should be uploaded in the central inspection portal within 48 hours from the time of completion of the inspection. Inspector cannot inspect any Factory for which a valid self-certification of compliance or third-party certification of compliance is admitted in accordance with a scheme notified by the state government or unless ordered by the Chief inspector of Factories.
8. As per Rule 37, the source of drinking water supply should be only from which is approved by any of the NABL accredited laboratories or which is approved by the Health officer.
9. As per Rule 61 (SG), the number of workers limit has been increased to 500 from the existing 100 to appoint safety committee.
10. Under Rule 69, the books of accounts, registers and other documents related to canteen will be inspected by the Canteen Managing Committee once in every twelve months, and if there is any discrepancies, same will be reported to inspector of Factories for further action. As per the earlier rule, it should have been inspected by the Factory Inspector.
11. Rule 70 speaks about constitution of canteen management committee which will have nominated members from the management and the labour union/workers representative.
12. For the purpose of recruiting the welfare officer, the condition to advertise the post in the newspaper and the condition regarding the pay scale of welfare officer which was mentioned in the earlier rule has been omitted.
13.Rule 77, sub-rule (2), has been omitted which was earlier a mandatory provision to display the notice of compensatory-off given to a worker for his lost holiday.
14. Rule 86, to maintain the Register of child workers in Form 14, has been omitted.
15. As per Rule 100, the employer has to submit the annual return online on or before 30th April of the year. Earlier, the due date was 31st January for return submissions.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 13th August, 2021

Auto-Renewal of Shops and Establishments Registration

The Andhra Pradesh Government on its process of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) by its notification No. G.O.Ms.No.11, dated 13th August 2021, has implemented the auto renewal of registration under the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 for all shops and commercial establishments on submission of self-certification and payment of fee online.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 3rd August, 2021

Extension Of ESIC Medical Benefit in Madurai

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation by its Notification No. N-15/13/14/4/2015, dated 3rd August 2021, has extended its medical benefits to the families of Insured persons in the entire area of Madurai district in Tamil Nadu with effect from 1st August, 2021.

India

Updated: 3rd August, 2021

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

The Government of India vide notification No. S.O.3123(E), dated 3rd August 2021, has amended the guidelines under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, to assess the extent of specified disabilities in a person published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Sub-section (ii) of Section 3 vide No. S.O.76(E), dated 4th January 2018.
In the said guidelines following paragraph will be substituted in Annexure II, under heading ‘VII, Disability caused due to blood disorder’ for paragraph 26.2.
“26.2 Type of disability certificate – The process of evaluation shall be dynamic and to be reviewed periodically at an interval of three years, as these diseases are progressive in nature, however, in patients with severe disability with score above 80%, permanent certificate shall be issued subject to proof of survival.”
As per the earlier guidelines, the period of interval for review was one year and by this amendment, the period of interval for review has been increased to three years.

Karnataka

Updated: 13th August, 2021

Educational Assistance to the Registered Construction Workers

Karnataka Government by its notification No. LD 207 LET 2021, dated 13th August, 2021, has notified the amount of educational assistance to the registered construction workers under the Building and Others Constructions Worker’s (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Karnataka Rules, 2006. In the attached notification, amount details of annual educational assistance is mentioned which can be claimed by the registered construction workers as per the mentioned educational course or standard or grade. This notification will come into effect from the academic year 2021-2022. Following are the terms and conditions to avail the above benefits:

1. The student for whom the application is made should have passed in previous academic year and should have enrolled for the current academic year.
2. The scholarship may be disbursed through Direct Benefit Transfer mode on State Scholarship Portal (SSP) designed by the centre for e-governance, Government of Karnataka.
3. The actual processing fee for successful applications will be reimbursed in case of application is for the course pertaining to IIT/IIM/IIM/NIT/IISER/AIIMS/NLU and listed courses of Government of India (Sl. No 16).
4. Apart from the above assistance students, can even be eligible for the scholarships applicable to their respective courses.
5. Only construction workers whose membership is valid at the time of submitting the application and whose children have enrolled for the above courses are eligible for scholarship.
6. Students appearing for the various examinations through the National Institute of Open Schooling shall be reimbursed the actual examination fee of the specific course.

Kerala

Updated: 11th August, 2021

Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishment

Kerala Government by its Notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1), Dated 11th August 2021 has revised the Minimum Wages for Shops and Establishment effective for May and June 2021. The details of Minimum Wages are attached herewith for your reference.

Gujarat

Updated: 11th August, 2021

Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Government of Gujarat by its notification No. KHR/2021/106/GWB/122021/79421/M(2), dated 11th August, 2021, has amended the Labour Welfare Fund (Gujarat) Rules 1962. It has deleted the rule for maintenance of Register in ‘Form A’ (Register of Wages) under Rule 3-AA, sub-rule (1), clause (a), as muster roll-cum-wages register gets maintained under the payment of wages Act 1936 and / or other rules, hence, Form ‘A’ appendix been deleted too.

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 2 nd August, 2021

Amendment of MP Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Rules 1993

The MP Government by its notification No. 1036-183-2018-A-XVI, dated 2nd August, 2021 has amended the MP Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules 1993. By this amendment, the Government has added the word “and adolescent“ in the Rule and now it will be called as MP Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules 1993. Following are the other changes made:

• Inserted clauses (da), (db), (dc), (dd) after clause (d) which talks about child and adolescent rehabilitation fund constituted under Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986, also for monitoring the same, inspectors have been appointed by the Government, Municipality, and Panchayat.

• In clause (f) of Section 2 of the Rules, the words, “Young person”, shall be substituted with the word ‘Adolescent’, and for the ‘’Factories Act’’, the words “The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act 2016 (35 of 2016)’’, shall be substituted.

• Clause (g) has been inserted after clause (f), which tells that “the words and expressions used in these rules, but not defined therein but defined in the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act – 1986’’, shall have same meaning as defined in the Act.

• After section 2, Section 2A has been inserted in which the State Government has been advised to take required measures to stop the child labour by giving awareness, displaying the notices in the public places, by including the provisions of the Act in the learning material and syllabus, and by conducting trainings, etc.

• Section 2B has been inserted which allows a child to help his/her family in their family enterprises which is not hazardous, not involving in manufacturing process, supply or retail chain and without affecting the child’s education, health, etc.

• Section 2C has been inserted which states that a Child can work as an artist subject to many conditions related his/her health, education, etc.

Gujarat

Updated: 23 rd June, 2021

The Inter-State Migrant Workmen Rules, 2021

The Government of Gujarat by its notification No. GHR/2021/82/LBL/192020/510460/M3, dated 23rd June, 2021, has amended The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Gujarat) Rules 1981 with the following changes: · In case of electronic way of salary disbursement, separate authentication by signature or thumb impression in a muster roll, register and return, may not be required from migrant workers and contractors for establishments, which are not covered under the Payment of Wages Act 1936, The Minimum Wages Act 1948, and The Contract (Regulation and Abolition Act) 1970. · It has removed the provisions of display of Licenses in establishment, audit of accounts pertaining to canteen, display of the abstracts of the Act and Rules.

Maharashtra

Updated: 1 st July, 2021

Minimum wages

Maharashtra Government by its notification No. ../../../2021 (2)/..-10/ 6509 dated 4th August, 2021 has revised the minimum wages with effect from 1st July, 2021 as follows:

Maharashtra Minimum Wages 2021

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 30 th July, 2021

Automatic Non-Discretionary Deemed Renewal of Registration/ Licence in HP

The Government of Himachal Pradesh by its notification No. Shram (F) 2-1/2020, dated 30th July, 2021, in order to enhance the ease of doing business in the State, has made the provision for automatic non-discretionary deemed renewal of registration certificates and licences subject to submission of renewal applications online along with online deposit of renewal fee through the existing portals of the department for the following labour enactments:

• The Factories Act 1948.
• The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970.
• The HP Shops and Commercial Establishment Act 1969.
• The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act 1979.

Odisha

Updated: 1 st July, 2021

Draft rule on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules

The Odisha government by its notification No. LESI-LL2-LABGNC-0002-2019-5556/LESI dated 1st July, 2021, has released a draft rule on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 and applications been invited for suggestions or objections (if any) within 45 days from the date of its publication. The draft rule is attached herewith as reference. The objections can be addressed to the Labour Commissioner, Odisha, Shrama Bhawan, Unit-III, Kharvel Nagar, Bhubaneswar (labcom.orissa@gmail.com) and the Principal Secretary to Government of Odisha, Labour & ESI Department, Kharavel Bhawan, Bhubaneswar (labsec.or@gmail.com) in prescribed format.

Rajasthan

Updated: 30 th July, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Rajasthan Government has revised the minimum wages effective from 1st July, 2020 by its Notification no. ../15340, dated 30th July, 2021.
As per the new notification, new wage rates in Rajasthan are as follows;

Category Daily Monthly
Unskilled 252/- 6552/-
Semiskilled 264/- 6864/-
Skilled 276/- 7176/-
Highly Skilled 326/- 8476/-

Gujarat

Updated: 14thJune, 2021

Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules

AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT LABOUR REGULATION AND ABOLITION RULES 1972, GUJARAT

The Gujarat Government has deleted some of the Rules under the Gujarat CL(RA) Rules, 1972 by its notification No. GHR/2021/81/LBL/192020/510460/M3, dated 14th June 2021. The Rules which are deleted are – Rule 47, Rule 50, Rule 79, 80 Sub rule (1), Rule 81 Sub Rule (2) & Rule 82.

Under Rule 47, the charges for food stuffs, beverages and any other items served in the canteen should have been based on no profit no loss and shall be conspicuously displayed in the canteen.

Under Rule 50, it was mandatory to audit the accounts pertaining to the canteen once in every 12 months by the registered accountant and auditor.

Under Rule 79, relates to the Display of Abstracts of the Act and the Rules, under this rule it was mandatory to display the Abstracts of the CLRA Act and Rules in the establishment.

Under Rule 81 sub rule (2), an employer had to send a copy of the notice which is displayed under Rule 81 (1) to the Inspector showing the rate of wages, hours of work, wage periods, dates of payment of wages, name and address of the Inspector having jurisdiction and the date of payment of unpaid wages.

This amendment has deleted the words “or at a place within a radius of three kilometers” which is coming under Rules 80 Sub rule (1) which made it mandatory to keep all the registers and records within the radius of three kilometers from the establishment.

Form XXIV and Form XXV under Rule 82 has been deleted and substituted by new rule which tells that the employer can file the consolidated annual return in Annexure - V as prescribed under the self-certification-cum-consolidated Annual Return Scheme under the Gujarat Labour Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015. This return can be filed online between 1st January and 1st March every year.

India

Updated: August, 2021

EPFO

EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION - CLARIFICATION REGARDING ELIGIBLE NOMINEES IN EPS/EDLI

EPFO has clarified about the two types of nominees for EPF/EDLI and Pension scheme based on the member’s marital status which can be kept in mind while updating the E-Nomination in the EPF member portal.

FOR UNMARRIED MEMBER FOR UNMARRIED MEMBER If the Member, male or female is a bachelor or spinster having family: Dependent Parents or any of the family members is eligible for EPF/EDLI Scheme. (Nomination can be made for one or more persons belonging to his family duly mentioning the percentage of share). If the Member, male or female is a bachelor or spinster having no family: Any person or persons who are nominated by the member are eligible for EPS/EDLI Scheme. (Nomination can be made for one or more persons duly mentioning the percentage of share).

FOR MARRIED MEMBER For Male member under EPF/EDLI scheme, eligible nominees are – his wife, his children (whether married or unmarried), his dependent parents, his deceased son’s widow and children. Under EPS Scheme, eligible nominees are – his wife, sons and daughters (including legally adopted children). For Female member under EPF/EDLI scheme, eligible nominees are – her husband, her children (whether married or unmarried), her dependent parents, her deceased son’s widow and children. Under EPS scheme, eligible nominees are her husband, sons and daughters (including legally adopted children).
(Nomination can be made for one or more persons belonging to his family duly mentioning the percentage of share)
NOTES • If a member has a family at the time of making a nomination, the nomination shall be in favour of one or more persons belonging to his family for EPF/EDLI schemes and any nomination made by such member in favour of a person not belonging to his family shall be invalid.
• Member has to make fresh nomination after his/her marriage, and any nomination made before his/her marriage shall be deemed to be invalid.
• At the time of making a nomination, if the member has no family, the nomination may be in favour of any person or persons but if the person subsequently acquires a family, such nomination shall forthwith be deemed to be INVALID and the member has to make a fresh nomination.
• Members may nominate their nominees any number of times through e-Nomination in the member portal and the latest nomination will be valid.

Delhi

Updated: 28 th July, 2021

ESIC Provisions

ESIC extends its provisions to certain classes of Establishments in Delhi: The Central Government in consultation with ESIC by its notification number S.O. 2985 (E) dated 28th July, 2021, with effect from 1st Day of August 2021, has extended the provisions of the ESIC Act to certain classes of establishments specified in column (1) and situated within the areas specified in column (2) of the schedule hereto, all casual & contractual employees:

SCHEDULE

Description of Establishment Areas in which Establishments are situated Category of employees to whom the Act applies
(1) (2) (3)
The following establishment wherein ten or more persons are employed or where employed on any day of the preceding 12 months, namely Municipal corporations/Council, established under central/ State legislation All the areas in the national Capital Territory of Delhi where employees’ State Insurance Act 1948 has already been brought in to force under Sub Section (3) of Section 1 of the Act All Casual and Contractual employees

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 28 th July, 2021

ESIC Provisions

ESIC Provisions will be implemented in all the areas of Madurai: The Central Government vide notification no. S.O. 2983(E), dated 28th July 2021 has appointed the 1st day of August, 2021, as the date on which the sections 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and sections 45A to 45H of Chapter IV; sections 46 to 73 of Chapter V; and sections 74, 75, sub-sections (2) to (4) of sections 76, 80, 82 and 83 of Chapter VI; of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 shall come into force in all the areas of Madurai district in the State of Tamil Nadu. These sections provide that all employees in factories or establishments to which this Act applies shall be insured. The principal employer shall pay in respect of every employee (whether directly employed by him or through an immediate employer), both the employer’s contribution and the employee’s contributions. If any contribution payable under this Act is not paid by the principal employer on the date on which such contribution has become due, he shall be liable to pay simple interest at the rate of twelve percent per annum or at such higher rate as may be specified in the regulations till the date of its actual payment.

Karnataka

Updated: 20 th July, 2021

Shops and Commercial Establishments Act

The Government of Karnataka vide notification No. E-LD 4 LET 2019 (P), dated 20th July, 2021, has notified the provisions relating to hours of work under Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961. As per the new provision, establishments can engage an employee for a maximum of 9 hours a day on any day and 48 hours in any week without OT, followed by maximum or total 10 hours of engagement (including OT) in any day and 50 hours in a period of three consecutive months. An earlier notification No. E–LD 4 LET 2019 (P), dated 02nd January, 2021, allowed not more than 8 hours a day or 48 hours in any week without OT, followed by maximum or total 10 hours of engagement (including OT) in any day and 50 hours in a period of three consecutive months. Enclosed the latest amendment notification and the earlier notification as ready reference.

Rajasthan

Updated: 19 th July, 2021

Code on Wages Rules

Government of Rajasthan has published a draft notification of the Code on Wages (Rajasthan) Rules, 2021, vide notification no. S.O.572, dated 19th July 2021, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 67 of the Code on Wages, 2019 (Central Act No. 29 of 2019). Objections and suggestions been invited within 45 days from the date of the publishing of the notification through email: lab-comm-rj@nic.in or maybe mailed to the Labour Commissioner, Labour Department, Government of Rajasthan, Shram Bhawan, Hasanpura, Jaipur – 302006.

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 7 th July, 2021

Code on Wages

Government of Himachal Pradesh, has published the draft notification of the Code on Wages (Himachal Pradesh) Rules, 2021, vide notification no. – No. Shram (A) 3-2/2018, dated 07th July 2021, objections and suggestions has been invited within 30 days from the date of the publishing of the notification which maybe sent to the Labour Commissioner, Himachal Pradesh, New Himrus Building, Near Himland Hotel, Shimla-171001.

The draft states the following rules will be replaced by the new Code draft Rules:
(i) The Himachal Pradesh Payment of Wages Rules, 1979;
(ii) The Himachal Pradesh Payment of Wages (Procedure) Rules, 1979;
(iii) The Himachal Pradesh Minimum Wages Rules, 1978; and
(iv) The Himachal Pradesh Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2020

Jharkhand

Updated: 14 th July, 2021

Code on Wages Rules

Government of Jharkhand has published the draft notification of The Code on Wages (Jharkhand) Rules, 2021 vide notification no. – 344, dated 14th July 2021, objections and suggestions has been invited within 30 days from the date of the publishing of the notification through: jlcran721@gmail.com as per the mentioned proforma also to the mentioned address by mail.

Jharkhand

Updated: 14 th July, 2021

Industrial Relation Rules

Government of Jharkhand has published the Draft notification of The Industrial Relation (Jharkhand) Rules, 2021, vide notification no. – 345, dated 14th July 2021, objections and suggestions has been invited within 30 days from the date of the publishing of the notification through: jlcran721@gmail.com as per the mentioned proforma also to the mentioned address by mail.

Goa

Updated: 12 th July, 2021

Factories Rules

The Goa Factories (Fifteenth Amendment) Rules, 2021, with notification no. VI/FAC-6(L-1)Part-1/IFB-2020/975, dated, 12th July 2021, has been published in official gazette with process of various amendments under the Goa Factories Rules, 1985.

Karnataka

Updated: 20 th July, 2021

Educational Assistance for the Year 2021-2022

The Karnataka Labour Welfare Board, Bengaluru vide attached press note invites applications from the eligible children of organized sector workers who are engaged in firms / factories / Shops & Commercial Establishments for educational assistance for the year 2021-22. Parents or guardian’s monthly income should not exceed Rs. 21,000/- per month and those who are paying contribution to the Karnataka Welfare Fund are eligible to apply. Eligible students can apply online at www.klwbapps.karnataka.gov.in on or before 31-8-2021. The contacts and address mentioned may be contacted for more details.

Kerala

Updated: 25 th June, 2021

Minimum Wages

Government of Kerala vide notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1) dated 25th June 2021 has issued the revised minimum wage for the shops and establishments registered in the State of Kerala effective from 1st April 2021.

Delhi

Updated: 5 th July, 2021

Online and time bound services

Government of Delhi vide order no F.No.15(30)/Lab/2021/23/7 dated 05th July 2021 has introduced the online and time bound services to facilitate the establishments in complying various statutory provisions relating to registration, license, permission and certificate. The establishments may adopt a ‘common display’ for compliance under existing labour laws.

West Bengal

Updated: 28 th June, 2021

Profession Tax

Government of West Bengal vide ORDER, dated: 28-06-2021, has further extended the due date to 07.09.2021 for filing Profession Tax Annual Return for 2020-21 ending 31st March 2021.

Tripura

Updated: 16 th June, 2021

Industrial Relations Code Rules, 2021

The Government of Tripura vide notification no. F.21(99-4)- LAB/ENF/IR/2021/1254, dated 16th June 2021, has issued the draft Industrial Relations Code Rules, 2021. The department has invited objections and suggestions on the draft till 30 days from the date of publishing the notification. Such objections and suggestions maybe addressed to Secretary, Labour at lctripura.ngt@gmail.com.

Tripura

Updated: 16 th June, 2021

Code on Wages Rules, 2021

The Government of Tripura vide notification no. F.21(99-01)-LAB/ENF/CWR/2021/904-906, dated 16th June 2021, has issued the draft Tripura Code on Wages Rules, 2021. The department has invited objections and suggestions on the draft till 45 days from the date of publishing the notification. Such objections and suggestions maybe addressed to Secretary, Labour at lctripura.ngt@gmail.com.

India

Updated: 17 th June, 2021

EPFO: Social Security Cover

EPFO vide notification no. RO/CHN-1/North/Orphan Pension/Regl/2021, dated 17th June 2021, has provided social security cover to members and their families in old age as well as in case of untimely death of the earning member. This also includes deaths due to COVID-19. In the event of untimely passing away of a member of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995, in addition to widow/widower and children pension, orphans are eligible for pension under EPS 1995. Pension to orphans, is equal to 75% of the monthly widow pension with minimum pension of Rs. 750 /- p.m. to each child.

The family of the deceased member including orphans are also entitled to benefits under the EDLI Scheme 1976. The maximum benefit under para 22(3) has now been increased to Rs.7 lakhs, while minimum benefit has been reinstated as Rs.2.5 lakhs w.e.f., 15.02.2020. Furthermore, now the minimum benefit of Rs.2.5 lakhs & maximum benefit of Rs.7 lakhs shall also be available in such cases where the deceased member was in continuous employment for 12 months prior to his death in the same establishment/multiple establishments.

However, it is noticed that it becomes difficult for the orphans to claim these benefits as loss of parents, not only results in mental trauma for such child, but may also result in his/her physical relocation. Therefore a need is felt that in such cases the employer of the parents should also proactively assist the orphans in claiming their due benefits under the Employees Provident Fund & Act 1952.

Therefore, all employers are requested to immediately forward the list of deceased employees, contact number of the families, UAN / PF No. of the establishment as per the prescribed format in the notification, who may have lost their lives due to the onset of Pandemic, to the designated officer.

Maharashtra

Updated: 17 th June, 2021

Extension of PT Returns

The Government of Maharashtra, vide notification no. PFT 1221/C.R.16/taxation-3, dated 17th June 2021, has extended the PT returns filing due date for the months of March 2021, April 2021, and May 2021, to be filed on or before 30th June 2021. The same maybe filed using the website of Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax Department.

Delhi

Updated: 18 th June, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Delhi, vide notification no. 12(142)/02/MW/VII/Partfile/2044-2055 dated 18th June 2021, has issued the minimum wages for establishments located in Delhi effective from 1st April 2021.

India

Updated: June, 2021

New feature in the Employers PF portal

Government of India & Regional PF Commissioner – I, Dehradun region, through its letter addressed to all employers, has incorporated new functionality in the employers portal for the benefit of the Principal Employers since February, 2021. The employers now can view whether the benefits provided under the Aatmanirbar Bharat Rozgar Yojana Scheme (ABRY) Scheme have been availed by the contractors or not in employers portal. In case the benefits have been availed by the Contractors, Principal Employers can ensure that they don't pay the employer's share to contractors in respect of 'New Employees' as defined in the ABRY Scheme. All the establishments that engage contractors must ensure that they are registered in the Principal Employer Portal, irrespective of whether they have availed benefits or not. This portal also allows Principal Employers to verify if the PF dues in respect of all contractual employees are remitted within time by the contractors or not.

India

Updated: 29th May, 2021

Registration of DSC & e-sign

EPFO, vide its official letter, has provided new functionality on 29th May 2021, where a change has been made in the employer unified portal for registration of DSC / E-sign. It enables the employer to upload the scanned copy of signed letter (less than 50 kb) through their respective login. After such an upload, it will be verified and approved by APFC (Accounts) via unified portal office login. Example with explanations is mentioned in the foot note.

India

Updated: 15th June, 2021

Draft COVID-19 RELIEF SCHEME

ESIC, vide Notification No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D, dated 15th June 2021, issued a draft notification on ESIC COVID-19 RELIEF SCHEME for Insured persons under the ESIC Act. Objections and suggestions have been invited for the next 30 days at the email id and address mentioned.

1. Eligibility conditions of the scheme are:
a. The IP who died due to COVID-19 disease must have been registered on the ESIC online portal at least three months prior to the date of diagnosis of the COVID-19 disease resulting in his/ her death.
b. The deceased IP must have been in employment on the date of the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease and his/ her contributions for at least 70 days should have been paid or payable in respect of him/ her during a period of maximum one year immediately preceding the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease resulting in death.

2. In case of death of the IP due to COVID-19, the mentioned relatives may need to follow the process followed by the deceased IP and shall be eligible to receive periodical payments under the Scheme.

3. 90% of the average daily wages of the deceased IP, which will be called as full rate of the relief, will be paid to the dependents of the IP who died due to COVID-19 disease as per the manner prescribed.

4. In case the deceased person does not leave spouse or legitimate or adopted child or widowed mother, the relief shall be payable to other dependents as prescribed.

The minimum relief under the scheme shall be Rs.1800/-per month.

Punjab

Updated: 15th June, 2021

Punjab Contract Labour Rules, 1973

The Government of Punjab, vide notification no. No.11/01/2019-2L/791, dated 15th June 2021, has issued Draft Notification under the Punjab Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Amendment) Rules, 2021, with an amendment to the Punjab Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules, 1973, for rule 78, where Registers and Records to be maintained with the following substitutions:
a. Register of Muster Roll, Fines, Damages and Losses, Over-Time, Wages and Advances under these rules shall be such as may be prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and the rules made thereunder;
b. Every contractor shall, where the wage-period is one week or more, issue wage slips in Form XIX, to the worker at least a day prior to disbursement of wages;
c. Payment shall be made in the manner prescribed under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and the rules made thereunder.

Punjab

Updated: 15th June, 2021

Amendment to Inter-State Migrant Workmen Rules

The Government of Punjab, vide notification no. No.11/01/2019-2L/788, dated 15th June 2021, has issued a draft notification under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Punjab) Amendment Rules, 2021, with an amendment in rule 52 of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Punjab) Rules,1983, where Registers and Records to be maintained with the following substitutions:

a. Register of Muster Roll, Fines, Damages and Losses, Over-Time, Wages and Advances under these rules shall be such as may be prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and the rules made thereunder;
b. Payment shall be made in the manner prescribed under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and the rules made thereunder.

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.