Notifications

Announcements by the Government of Puducherry
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Puducherry

Updated: 27th October, 2022

Permission for Shops and Establishments employing 10 or more employees to open 24X7

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No.16/AIL/LAB/G/2022, dated 27th October, 2022, has permitted all the shops and establishments employing 10 or employees to remain open for 24X7 hours on all days by strictly complying with the provisions of Puducherry Shops and Establishments Act, 1964 along with the other conditions prescribed under this notification.

The notification also prescribes certain terms and conditions for employing women between 8.00 pm to 6.00 am.

This permission has been granted for a period of three years with effect from the date of publication of this notification, unless it is revoked. Refer to the attached notification for further details.

Puducherry

Updated: 13th October, 2022

Holiday List for 2023

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No. G.O. Ms. No- 52, Puducherry, dated 13th October, 2022, has published the Holiday List for 2023 under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Refer to the notification for further details.

Puducherry

Updated: 18th March, 2022

Draft on Code on Social Security Rules, 2022

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No-2/AIL/Lab/ G/2022, dated 18th March, 2022, has published the draft on Puducherry Code on Social Security Rules, 2022. This draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of 45 days from the date of the publication of this notification. Objections and suggestions, if any, should be addressed to the Secretary to Government (Labour), Labour Department, Government of Puducherry, or by email to secylab.pon@nic.in.

Puducherry

Updated: 3rd November, 2021

Draft Rules on Code on Industrial Relation Rules, 2021

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No.- G.O.Ms.No.04/AIL/Lab/T/2021, Puducherry, dated 3rd November 2021, has published the Draft on Puducherry Code on Industrial Relation Rules, 2021. These Draft rules will be taken into consideration on the expiry of period of thirty days from the date of its publication. Objection(s) or suggestion(s), if any, shall be addressed to The Secretary to Government (Labour), Labour Department, Government of Puducherry, or by email to secylab.pon@nic.in.

Puducherry

Updated: 9th November, 2021

Draft Rules on Code on Wages Rules, 2021

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No.- G.O.Ms.No.05/AIL/Lab/G/2021, Puducherry, dated 9th November 2021, has published the Draft on Puducherry Code on Wages Rules, 2021. These draft rules will be taken into consideration on expiry of a period of forty-five days from the date of its publication. Objection(s) or suggestion(s) invited and they shall be addressed to The Secretary to Government (Labour), Labour Department, Government of Puducherry.

Puducherry

Updated: 29th November, 2021

Consolidated Annual Return, Integrated Register & Certificate by Principal Employer

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification No. G.O Ms.No.6/AIL/Lab/G/2021, dated 29th November, 2021, in pursuance of implementation of the “Business Reform Action Plan- Ease of Doing Business,” has proposed to formulate simplification of procedure for furnishing Consolidated Annual Return and Integrated Register by an Establishment under various labour laws to sub-serve the purposes more specifically electronically.

Following simplification has been made by this notification:
• Annual Return in Form-I: For financial year ending 31st March, a consolidated and combined annual return maybe filed online on or before 30th April under The Puducherry Shops & Establishments Act & Rules, The Motor Transport Workers Act & Puducherry MTW Rules, The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act & Puducherry CLRA Rules, The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RE & CS) Act & Puducherry ISMW Rules, The Payment of Wages Act & The Puducherry PoW Rules, The Minimum Wages Act & Puducherry MW Rules, The Industrial Disputes Act & Central Rules, The Payment of Bonus Act, The Maternity Benefit Act, The Payment of Gratuity Act & Puducherry Gratuity Rules.

• Integrated Register in Form–II and Form-III together may be maintained by employer and shall be filed only through online on demand by the inspector under the above Acts/ Rules.

• Also, the format of Certificate by the Principal Employer if the employer is contractor has also been prescribed.

All the mentioned formats are prescribed in the notification.

Puducherry

Updated: 14th September, 2021

Holiday List for 2022

The Government of Puducherry, vide Government Order No-G.O.Ms.NO.79, dated 14th September, 2021, has published the holiday list for 2022.

Puducherry

Updated: 15thFebruary, 2021

Self Certification-cum-Online

Government of Puducherry, vide notification no. G.O.Ms.No.02/AIL/LAB/G/2021, dated 15th Feb. 2021, has introduced Self Certification-cum-Online common Inspection Scheme for Shops & other establishments, also, based on complaints, inspections or surprise inspections shall be conducted by the Inspecting authority with specific permissions from the labour commissioner, under eight legislation, i.e. Puducherry S&E Act, Min wage Act, CLRA, Payment of wages Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Payment of Bonus Act, Equal Remuneration Act, and Maternity Act.

Puducherry

Updated: 24th November, 2020

Public Holiday from 24th to 26th November, 2020

The Government of Puducherry, vide order no 1703/DRDM/DM/D2/2020/120 dated 24th November 2020 has issued a probationary order prohibiting presence or movement of persons in public places in entire Puducherry due to the Cyclone Nivar. The authority has ordered all the Shops and Establishments to close from 9:00 PM on 24th November 2020 6:00 AM to 26th November, 2020, subject to further revision.

Puducherry

Updated: 7th October, 2020

Holiday list, 2021

The Government of Puducherry, vide notification number G.O. Ms. No. 80, dated 7th October, 2020, has issued the holiday list for the year 2021.