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Goa

Updated: 21st October, 2021

Draft Rules on Code on Industrial Relation Rules, 2021

The Government of Goa, vide notification No. - 24/19/2021-LAB, dated 21st October 2021, has published the Draft on Industrial Relation (Goa) Rules, 2021. These draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of thirty days from the date of its publication. Any objection(s) and suggestion(s) to the said draft may be forwarded to the Secretary (Labour), Secretariat, Porvium, Goa.

Goa

Updated: 25th November, 2021

Draft Rules on Social Security Rules, 2021

The Government of Goa, vide notification No.- 24/20/2021/Lab/564, dated 25th November 2021, has published the Draft Rule on Goa Social Security Rules, 2021. These Draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of forty-five days from the date of its publication. Any objection(s) and suggestion(s) to the said Rule may be forwarded to The Secretary (Labour), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa.

Goa

Updated:22 ndNovember, 2021

Revised Minimum Wages

The Government of Goa, vide notification No. CLE/PA/MWA-VDA/ (10)/2016/7013, dated 22nd November, 2021, has revised the minimum wages with effect from 1st October, 2021 as below.
Class of Employment Zone Basic Per Day VDA Per Day Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled Zone A 310 72 382 9932
Zone B 307 72 379 9854
Clerical Zone A 423 72 495 12870
Zone B 417 72 489 12714
Semi-skilled Zone A 368 72 440 11440
Zone B 363 72 435 11310
Skilled Zone A 423 72 495 12870
Zone B 417 72 489 12714

Goa

Updated: 8th November, 2021

Holiday List for 2022

The Government of Goa, vide notification No- 37/4/2021-GAD-III/2548, dated 8th November 2021, has published the Holiday list for 2022.

Goa

Updated: 14th October, 2021

Revised Minimum Wages

The Government of Goa, vide notification No. CLE/PA/MWA-VDA/ (10)/2016/6020, dated 14th October 2021, has revised the minimum wages for all the scheduled employment effective from 1st April 2021 as below.
Class of employment Zone Basic Per Day VDA Per Day Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled Zone A 310 68 378 9828
Zone B 307 68 375 9750
Clerical Zone A 423 68 491 12766
Zone B 417 68 485 12610
Semi-Skilled Zone A 368 68 436 11336
Zone B 363 68 431 11206
Skilled Zone A 423 68 491 12766
Zone B 417 68 485 12610

Goa

Updated: 24th September, 2021

Shops and Establishments Act

The Government of Goa including Daman and Diu, vide notification No. 7/31/2021-LA, dated 24th September 2021, has passed bill and proposed following amendments published for the general information of the public under the Goa Shops and Establishments Act, 1973.

• In the Definition of “Employee” which includes dependent relative of an employer or his partner, who is living with and depending upon such employer or partner” shall be omitted.

• The Inspector shall, within the period of seven working days from the date of receipt of the application and the fees, have to register/renew the registration of the Establishment, and an electronic certificate of renewal shall be auto-generated.

• If the Inspector fails to register or renew the registration of the Establishment within seven days, such establishment shall be deemed to have been registered / renewed under this Act.

• If the application for renewal of Registration Certificate is not made 30 days before its expiry, the employer may have to pay the penalty not exceeding 25 percent of the registration fees.

• Bank or the financial institution can apply for Registration Certificate for more than a year.

• Women employees can be allowed to work in night after providing adequate facilities and protection to the women employees.

• Provisions have been made to keep all the Registers and Forms in electronic format, but should be produced in hard copy to the Inspector on his demand.

• For the applicability of the provisions of the Act, the salary threshold limit of an employee under any establishments under Section 61, has been enhanced from Rs. 6,500/- to Rs. 24, 000/-.

The penal provisions have been amended as per the violation up to Rs. 50,000/- followed by the compounding of offenses.

Goa

Updated: 23rd September, 2021

Code on Wages Rules

The Government of Goa, vide notification No. 24/16/2021-LAB/444, dated 23rd September 2021, has notified its Draft Rule on The Goa Code on Wages Rules, 2021. Draft of the said rules will be taken into consideration by the government on the expiry of 45 days from the date of publication of this Notification. All objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Secretary (Labour), Government of Goa, Secretariat, Porvorim.

Refer to page no. 6 of the attached notification.

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.

Goa

Updated:17th December, 2020

Auto-Renewal of Registration & Licenses

Goa permits Auto-renewal of registration & licensing process under various labour laws as listed below. Government of Goa vide Notification No. 24/27/2020/LAB/1110, dated: 17th Dec. 2020, has introduced auto-renewal systems for Certificates / Registrations / License upon prescribed online payment of fees under the followings Acts for Goa & Daman & Diu:

(a) Registrations under the Goa, Daman and Diu Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 and the Goa, Daman and Diu Shops and Establishments Rules, 1975.
(b) License under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 and the Goa, Daman, and Diu Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules, 1972.
(c) License under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 and the Goa, Daman and Diu Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1982 The said auto renewal is subject to conditions as prescribed in the said notification.

Goa

Updated: 1st October, 2020

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

Goa increases the threshold limit of CLRA applicability