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Announcements by the Government of India

India

Updated: 15th October, 2020

EPFO launches WhatsApp Helpline Service to address Grievances

Employees Provident Fund Organization has launched WhatsApp helpline service to address grievances. This allows PF subscribers to interact directly with regional PF offices at a personalized level.

India

Updated: 10th October, 2020

EPFO, Bulk Transfer of Funds

EPFO has launched the functionality for bulk transfer of funds from exempted establishments to RPFC through a single payment. This facility will increase the speed of funds transfer for exempted establishments.

India

Updated: 09th October, 2020

ESIC issues guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures at workplace

The Employees State Insurance Corporation has issued important guidelines to employers and workers to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The guidelines helps to identify the risk levels at individual workplace settings in the office premises and to determine appropriate control measures. Guidelines for structural and administrative measures and changes in human resource policies are also issued along with the Do’s and Don’ts by employers & workers are highlighted to contain the spread of the Corona virus. The need to formulate contingency plans such as cross training of employees, managing deliverables with higher absenteeism are also stressed to maintain continuity in business activities with keeping the workforce safe.

India

Updated: 1st October, 2020

EPFO launches virtual hearing facility to conduct enquiries

Virtual hearing in quasi-judicial cases by Assessing Officers through Video conferencing by use of secure IT applications.

India

Updated: 5th October, 2020

Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme

EPFO has increased the maximum assurance benefit under the EDLI scheme to Rs.7 lakhs.

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #37 of 2020, dated 29th September 2020 has issued the Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code 2020. The act is introduced to consolidate and amend the laws regulating the occupational safety, health, and working
conditions of persons employed in an establishment.

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code replaces the following thirteen legislations:
1. Factories Act, 1948
2. Mines Act, 1951
3. Dock Workers (Safety, Health, and Welfare Act, 1986
4. The Building and other Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
5. The Plantations Labour Act, 1951
6. The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act,1970
7. The Inter-State Migrant workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
8. The Working Journalist and other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service and Misc. Provision) Act, 1955
9. The Working Journalist (Fixation of rates of wages) Act, 1958
10. The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
11. Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of Service) Act, 1976
12. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
13. The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act, 1981

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Social Security Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #36 of 2020, dated 29th September, 2020, has issued the Social Security Code. The act is introduced
to amend and consolidate the laws relating to social security with the goal to extend social security to all employees and workers either in the organised, unorganised, or any other sectors.

The Social Security Code replaces the following nine legislations:
1. The EPF and M.P. Act, 1952
2. The ESIC Act, 1948
3. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
4. The Building and other Construction Workers Cess, Act
5. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
6. The Employees Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
7. The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981
8. The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008
9. The Employees Compensation Act, 1923

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Industrial Relations Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #35 of 2020, dated 29th September, 2020, has issued the Industrial Relations Code, 2020. The act is introduced to consolidate and amend the laws relating to Trade Unions, conditions of employment in industrial establishments or undertaking, investigation, and settlement of industrial disputes.

The code replaces the following three legislations:
1. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
2. Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
3. Trade Unions Act, 1926

India

Updated: 23rd September, 2020

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

Further to the extension of unemployment benefits under the Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, the ESI corporation has enabled a new feature in the www.esic.in IP portal to facilitate online submission of unemployment claims directly with the respective ESIC Branch office.

Click here to submit your claims.