Announcements by the Government of Assam


Updated: 28th October, 2021

Holiday List for 2022

The Government of Assam, vide notification No. GAG(A).81/2016/749, dated 28th October, 2021, has published Holiday List for the year 2022.


Updated: 24thSeptember, 2021

Extension of ESIC provisions in certain parts of Assam

As per the Central Government notification No. S.O. 3964(E), dated 24th September 2021, the following provisions of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, in addition to the provisions which are already there in force, will come into effect in the entire areas of Baksa, Charaideo, Dima Hasao, Hailakandi, Hojai, and Kokrajhar districts in the State of Assam with effect from 1st October 2021, in addition to the already implemented area in the district. The following provisions have been added:

• Entire Chapter IV of the ESIC Act, 1948, which speaks about Contributions. However, Sections 44 and 45 of the same Chapter are already implemented by earlier notification.
• Entire Chapter V which speaks about Benefits.
• Chapter VI which speaks about adjudication of disputes and claims. However sub-section (1) of section 76 and sections 77, 78, 79, and 81 of the same Chapter are implemented by earlier notification.


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


Updated: 12stJanuary, 2021

Auto-Renewal Scheme

The Government of Assam, vide notification no. GLR. 65/2019/47, dated 12th January, 2021, has introduced an auto-renewal scheme for certificates of registration and licenses under the following Acts:
(1) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
(2) The Assam Shops And Establishments Act 1971
(3) The Inter-state Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act 1979
(4) The Factories Act, 1948.
The Labour Welfare department will issue a renewed certificate on receipt of the online renewal applications with a copy of the registered license, renewal fees, and a self-declaration. The same procedure will be followed for amendments as well.


Updated: 17th December, 2020


The Government of Assam, vide Notification No.GAGA.139/2015/230, has declared 17th December 2020. as a public holiday within the jurisdiction of Tiwa Autonomous Council Area Districts on account of election to the General Council of Tiwa Autonomous Council, 2020. All the Government/Non-Government offices, PRIs, Urban Local Bodies & Business Establishments including Banks, Tea Gardens and Industries, etc. within the specified jurisdiction will remain closed on the day of the poll.