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Announcements by the Government of West Bengal
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West Bengal

Updated:26thNovember, 2021

Holiday List for 2022

The Government of West Bengal, vide notification No. 3640-F(P2), dated 26th November 2021, has published the notification on Holiday list for 2022.

West Bengal

Updated: 13thSeptember, 2021

Election Holiday

The West Bengal Government, vide notification No. Labr/1676/(20)/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17, dated- 13th September 2021, has made obligatory on the part of the employers of any business, trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishments of the areas under 56-Samserganj, 58-Jangipur Assembly Constituencies, and 159-Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency to grant paid holiday to the worker who are entitled to cast vote on account of election & bye-election for W.B Legislative Assembly from the said areas on 30th September 2021 (Thursday).
· If any employer contravenes this Rule, they will be punishable with fine, which may extend to 500 rupees.
· This rule shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.
· Paid holiday also should be given to an employee who is residing in the above said areas but working in any industrial undertaking which is not in the above said areas.
· The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a paid holiday.

West Bengal

Updated: 15th September, 2021

Guidelines for Payment of Bonus

The West Bengal Government, vide its circular No. Labr/1690/(LC-IR) /22013 /56/2019, dated 15th September 2021, has published some guidelines and made an appeal to all the employers and employees of the state covered under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 as amended by Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 to stick to the specified guidelines while settling the legitimate dues to workers in respect of bonus, in view of ensuing Durga Puja, for the year 2020-21 in the interest of maintaining Industrial peace and harmony in the State. The Government has also asked all the employers to settle the payment before Durga Puja 2021 (i.e. before 7th October 2021).

Though it is an appeal, it acts as an instruction provided to employers routinely every year.

Refer to the attached Circular for further guidelines.

West Bengal

Updated: 13th September, 2021

Shops & Establishment Act

The West Bengal Government, vide notification No. Labr/1677/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17, dated 13th September 2021, through the power conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 4, has granted Exemption from the opening and closing hours for Petrol & Diesel Filling pumps/ stations as per Section 6 under the West Bengal Shops & Establishment Act, 1963, situated within the areas of concerned assembly constituencies in the state, due to the elections of W.B. Legislative Assembly from 56-Samserganj, 58-Jangipur Assembly Constituencies and Bye-election of W.B. Legislative Assembly from 159-Bhabanipur Assembly Constituencies to be held on 30th September 2021.

However, any work done beyond eight and half hours a day or forty eight hours a week shall be regarded as overtime wages for payment of overtime wages as per the Act.

West Bengal

Updated: 28 th June, 2021

Profession Tax

Government of West Bengal vide ORDER, dated: 28-06-2021, has further extended the due date to 07.09.2021 for filing Profession Tax Annual Return for 2020-21 ending 31st March 2021.

West Bengal

Updated: 28th May, 2021

ESIC services coverage extended

ESIC, vide notification no. S.O. 2068(E), dated 28th May 2021, has extended the ESIC service effective from the 1st day of June, 2021 for Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Kalimpong, North Dinajpur, Purulia, and South Dinajpur Districts in the State of West Bengal.
This is in continuation to the ESIC endeavor to enlarge the coverage areas and provide benefits to members who were not earlier covered under this scheme.

West Bengal

Updated: 23 rdApril, 2021

Professional Tax

West Bengal extends Professional Tax annual return filing for year ending on 31st March 2021.
The Government of West Bengal has extended the date of filing of Professional Tax for year ending on 31st March, 2021.

The state government of West Bengal has notified the extension of the last date for filing of returns in Form III, under section 6 of the West Bengal Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1979 via Memo No: 119 CT/PRO dated 23rd April 2021

Below are the specified details:

Period in respect of which return is required to be furnished Last date of payment of tax payable according to that return under clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 12 Last date of payment of tax payable according to that return under clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 12 Last date of furnishing paper form of that return as specified now
Year Ending 31st March, 2021 30th April, 2021 30th June, 2021 15th July, 2021
Note: Enclosed the notification dated 23rd April, 2021.

West Bengal

Updated: 18thMarch, 2021

Paid Holiday

The Government of West Bengal has announced the schedule for the General Elections to West Bengal Legislative Assembly 2021 to be held in eight phases. Therefore, the Government has mandated employers of all businesses, trades, industrial undertakings, or any other establishments to grant a paid holiday to all their employees and workers to enforce their voting right.

West Bengal

Updated:31st December, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of West Bengal vide notification no. 166/703/Stat/2RW/29/2016/LCS/JLC, dated 31st December, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st January, 2021. The detailed increase of minimum wage is provided in the enclosed excel.

West Bengal

Updated:1st December, 2020

Online remittance of LWF contributions

The Government of West Bengal, vide notification no. Labour/1700/ESTT, dated 1st December 2020, has directed employers to pay the employer's and employee's contribution under West Bengal Labour Welfare Act, 1974 through the department's Portal.

West Bengal

Updated:1st December, 2020

Electronic Exemption for Maintenance of Registers

The Government of West Bengal, vide notification no. Labour/1699/ESTT, dated 1st December 2020, has given clearance or permissions to all organizations to maintain records under labour regulations in electronic form. Establishments are now allowed to maintain all statutory registers and records under various labour laws in online storage and/or in a single digital platform.

West Bengal

Updated:1st December, 2020

Auto-Renewal of Licenses

The Government of West Bengal, vide notification number. Labour/1697/ESTT, dated 1st December 2020, has introduced auto-renewal of licenses for organizations registered under the Factories Act, 1948, Contract labour (regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 and Inter State Migrant Workmen(RE&CS) Act, 1979. The auto renewal is subject to payment of prescribed license fees through online portal and based on self-certification in case of no amendment suggested which has been already updated in the department's database.

West Bengal

Updated: 5th November, 2020

Holiday list for the year 2021

Government of West Bengal vide notification no. No. 3100 -F(P2}, Dated the 5th November, 2020 has issued public holiday list for the year 2021 which is applicable for all establishments, financial institutions and banks registered under negotiable instruments Act, 1881.

West Bengal

Updated: 30th September, 2020

Bonus Order

Government of West Bengal vide notification no. Labr./210/(LC-IR)/3C-01/18 dated 30.09.2020 has appealed to all employer to pay bonus to all of their employees.