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Punjab

Updated: 30thNovember, 2021

Revised Minimum Wages

The Government of Punjab, vide notification No. ST/17065, dated 30th November, 2021, has revised the minimum wages for all the Scheduled Employments with effect from 1st March, 2020 and 1st September, 2020 as below.
Minimum wages for Shops & Establishment effective from 1st March, 2020
Class of Employment Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 353.14 9181.71
Semi-Skilled 383.14 9961.71
Skilled 417.64 10858.71
Highly Skilled 457.33 11890.71
Minimum wages for Shops & Establishment effective from 1st September, 2020
Class of Employment Total Per Day Total Per Month
Unskilled 353.56 9192.72
Semi-Skilled 383.56 9972.72
Skilled 418.06 10869.72
Highly Skilled 457.75 11901.72

Chandigarh

Updated: 19th August, 2021

Change in Muharram Holiday

Chandigarh Government, vide its notification No. 6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/11746, dated 19th August 2021, has changed the Restricted Holiday from 19th August 2021 to 20th August 2021 on account of Muharram.

Punjab

Updated: 15th June, 2021

Punjab Contract Labour Rules, 1973

The Government of Punjab, vide notification no. No.11/01/2019-2L/791, dated 15th June 2021, has issued Draft Notification under the Punjab Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Amendment) Rules, 2021, with an amendment to the Punjab Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules, 1973, for rule 78, where Registers and Records to be maintained with the following substitutions:
a. Register of Muster Roll, Fines, Damages and Losses, Over-Time, Wages and Advances under these rules shall be such as may be prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and the rules made thereunder;
b. Every contractor shall, where the wage-period is one week or more, issue wage slips in Form XIX, to the worker at least a day prior to disbursement of wages;
c. Payment shall be made in the manner prescribed under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and the rules made thereunder.

Punjab

Updated: 15th June, 2021

Amendment to Inter-State Migrant Workmen Rules

The Government of Punjab, vide notification no. No.11/01/2019-2L/788, dated 15th June 2021, has issued a draft notification under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Punjab) Amendment Rules, 2021, with an amendment in rule 52 of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Punjab) Rules,1983, where Registers and Records to be maintained with the following substitutions:

a. Register of Muster Roll, Fines, Damages and Losses, Over-Time, Wages and Advances under these rules shall be such as may be prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and the rules made thereunder;
b. Payment shall be made in the manner prescribed under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and the rules made thereunder.

Punjab

Updated: 7th June, 2021

365 exemption extended

The Government of Punjab, vide notification no. 21/08/2017-4L/759, dated 07th June, 2021, has extended the 365-day operation exemption for one year, up to 31st May 2022.

Punjab

Updated: 17th May, 2021

Punjab Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules

The Government of Punjab vide notification no. G.S.R. 45/C.A.37/2020/Ss.133 and 135/2021, dated 17th May, 2021, has issued the draft Punjab Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021. The concerned authorities are accepting the objections or suggestions which may be addressed to Director of Factories-cum-Labour Commissioner, Punjab, Labour Bhawan, Model Welfare Centre, Phase-X (Sector-64), S.A.S. Nagar or at email ID: adfhq.lab@punjab.gov.in. The objections and suggestions may be invited for forty-five days from the date of the said notification.

Chandigarh

Updated: 27thJanuary, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Chandigarh vide notification dated 27th January, 2021 has revised the Minimum Wage effective for the period from 1st April, 2020 to 30th September, 2020.

Punjab

Updated:17th December, 2020

Holiday List 2021

The Government of Punjab vide Notification No. PP-30MISC/35/2020-2PP3/I/118774/2020/1, dated 17th Dec. 2020, has released the holiday list for the year 2021.

Chandigarh

Updated:18th December, 2020

Holiday List 2021

Government of Chandigarh vide notification no. 6/1/1-IH(I)-2020/13639, dated 18-12-2020, has issued for Public holiday list for the year 2021 for all the establishment, banks/entities registered under negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Chandigarh

Updated: 18th December, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The list of Holidays for 2021 is declared by department of Administration, Chandigarh vide notification number 6/1/1-IH(I) - 2020 / 13640, dated 18th December 2020.

Punjab

Updated: 18th December, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

The list of Holidays for 2021 declared by Govt. of Punjab (Dept. of Personnel), vide notification number PERS-PP-30MISC/35/2020-2PP3/I/118774/2020/1, dated 18th December 2020

Punjab

Updated: 04th December, 2020

Punjab Factory (Amendment) Rules, 2020

The Government of Punjab, vide notification no.G.S.R. 98/C.A.63/1948/S.112/Amd.(34)/2020, has implemented The Punjab Factory (Amendment) Rules, 2020. The significant changes as per the amended rules are:
a. The member of the leading technical institution in the State of Punjab and Chandigarh offering Civil or Structural Engineering courses shall be the competent person for carrying out tests, examination, inspection and certification for such buildings, dangerous machinery, hoists and lifts, lifting machines and lifting tackles, pressure plant, confined space, ventilation system and such other process of plant and equipment located in a factory as stipulated in the act and the rules. Such certification from the Institute shall be signed by the Head of the Civil or Structural Engineering Department and Head of the Institution.
b. No additions, alterations, or extensions in the existing factory as specified in the mentioned Schedule shall be without prior acceptance by the Chief Inspector.
c. The application for submission of the plans shall be uploaded by the Occupier or Manager along with the supporting documents on the portal (pblabour.gov.in) of the Chief Inspector.
d. The license shall be renewed for one year digitally through automatic mode if there is no change in particulars of license from the previously granted or renewed license and other conditions required by Government. The application for the renewal of the license shall be made in Form 2-B and renewal application to be filed 30 days before such before such license expires to avoid 25 % penalty on the same.
e. The Chief Inspector may exempt any factory from an ambulance and medical facility subject to such conditions that there is an empanelment of a hospital or nursing home of minimum twenty beds at a travel distance of not more than two kilometres from the main gate of the factory and also there should be a provision of ambulance van in the premises of the factory.
f. Occupier or factory Manager can maintain the registers in an electronic or digital format with time stamp, geo-positioning and digital signatures of the occupier or factory manager in the same format as specified for the said registers in the rules. Notification attached for detailed reference.

Punjab

Updated: 17th November, 2020

Mandatory online filing of application

The Government of Punjab, vide notification number 21/46/2017-2L/1754, dated 17th November, 2020, has migrated the electronic interface from http://www.pblabour.gov.in to http://www.pbindustries.gov.in (known as Punjab BusinessFirst portal). It is introduced for eliminating physical interaction with department and to bring transparency. The portal accepts applications, payment of fees, tracking, monitoring and download of the final signed approval certificate. The department has ordered applicants not to physically appear before the authority for submission of application or any other documents. All the queries raised through the said portal will be addressed within seven days and all critical stages will be updated through registered mobile number or email.

Punjab

Updated: 17th November, 2020

Electronic exemption for maintaining records

The Government of Punjab, vide notification Order No. 21/46/17-2L/1747, dated 17th November, 2020, has permitted the maintenance of registers under 25 labour legislations in electronic form for ease of doing business.

Punjab & Haryana

Updated: 14th October, 2020

Paid Holiday Declared

The Government of Punjab, vide notification No.21/07/2015-5L/1521 dated 14th October, 2020, has declared 3rd November, 2020, as a paid holiday for all employees (who are eligible voters of Haryana) working in the factories, in districts adjoining the state of Punjab.