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Announcements by the Government of Himachal Pradesh
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Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 2nd November, 2021

Draft on Social Security Rules, 2021

The Himachal Pradesh Government, vide notification no. Shram(A)4-1/2005, dated 2nd November 2021, has published the Draft on Social Security (Himachal Pradesh) Rules, 2021. Objection or suggestions with regard to these draft rules can be sent to: The Labour Commissioner, Himachal Pradesh, within a period of 45 days from the date of publication of the said draft rules.

These Rules, if implemented, will supersede The Himachal Pradesh Maternity Benefits Rules, 1973, The Payment of Gratuity (Himachal Pradesh) Rules, 1972, The Himachal Pradesh Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Rules, 2015, The Himachal Pradesh Building and other Construction Workers (RE & CS) Rules, 2008.

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 19th October, 2021

List of Gazetted Holidays for 2022

The Government of Himachal Pradesh, vide notification No. GAD-A(F)12-1/2021, dated 19th October 2021, has notified the holiday list for the calendar year 2022. Refer to the attached copy of the notification for more details.

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 29th September, 2021

Draft Rules on Industrial Relation

The Himachal Pradesh Government, vide notification No. Shram (A)3-5/2021, dated 29th September 2021, has notified its draft on Himachal Pradesh Industrial Relations Rules, 2021. When this rule will become effective, it will supersede The Himachal Pradesh Industrial Disputes Rules, 1974; The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Himachal Pradesh Rules, 1973; and, The Himachal Pradesh Trade Unions Regulation, 1978. Objections and suggestions may be reported in writing to the Labour Commissioner, Himachal Pradesh, Director of Labour & Employment, within a period of 30 days from the date of publication of this notification.

Himachal Pradesh

Updated: 24th September, 2021

Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service

The Government of Himachal Pradesh, vide notification No. Shram(A) 3-9/2021, dated 24th September 2021, has amended the Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2008. This amendment has brought more clarity on the financial assistance which can be availed by the beneficiaries and also added some of the benefits which were not available in the earlier Rule. Other than the educational assistance, marriage assistance, family pension which were available in the earlier Rule, Government has also added some of the benefits such as Female Birth Gift Scheme, Mentally Retarded Children Benefit Scheme, Widow Pension, Hostel Facility Scheme, Mukhyamantri Awas Yojna.

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

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.

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