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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 20th Feb, 2020


EPFO Amendment On Restoration To Normal Pension In cases Of Commutation

EPFO vide circular no G.S.R.132 E has amended Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 whereby normal pension in respect of those members who availed the benefit of commutation on or before the 25th day of September, 2008 shall be restored after completion of fifteen years from the date of such commutation

Effective Date: 20th Feb, 2020
Released Date: 14th Feb, 2020


EPFO Circular On Guidelines For Initiation Of Inquiries Under Section 7A

EPFO vide circular no.C-II/20/76/Misc./2020/CBE/TN/027 has released guidelines for initiation of inquiries under Section 7A of the Employees Provident Fund And Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. As per the circular, inquiry shall not be initiated for any purpose extraneous to the statutory mandate of Section 7A i.e. dispute of applicability or determination of dues. The minimum standard of evidence for commencement of any legal proceeding is existence of a prima-facie case and the same applies to proceedings u/s 7A as well. A mere complaint in itself doesn't constitute a prima-facie case evidence. Any complaint is required to be investigated by a Enforcement Officer Under Section 13(1) of the Act and substantiated on the basis of admissible evidence gathered during investigation. Once an inquiry is initiated for specific reasons and period, the scope thereof cannot be extended beyond the fact-in -issue. The reasons for initiation of inquiry must be recorded in writing and copy of the all the documents shall be supplied to the necessary parties along with the notice with the case number under Section 7A. Please refer to the notification for further details

Effective Date: 14th Feb, 2020
Released Date: 7th Feb, 2020


The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Dec 2019)

Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. As per the Notification No.P3.Pdl.1/2020/DES, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of December 2019 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Dec, 2019
Released Date: 5th Feb, 2020


The Maharashtra Minimum Wages VDA Notification (Jan 2020)

Government of Maharashtra has released revised minimum rates of wages (variable dearness allowance) effective 1st January 2020 which will be valid till 30th June 2020

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2020
Released Date: 5th Feb, 2020


The Karnataka Minimum Wages Notification (April 2020)

The Government of Karnataka vide notification no.DES/SIP/PWX/07/2020 has released the enhanced consumer price index for 2019 for calculating the variable dearness allowance effective 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021. Government of Karnataka has released the Consumer price index which would be used to arrive at the variable dearness allowance as part of the Minimum Wages. Since the gazette copy of the same is not published yet, the minimum wage may be calculated as per the CPI points released. A revised notification towards this may be released based on the receipt of Gazette copy of the final minimum wages as released by the Government of Karnataka

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2020
Released Date: 28th Jan, 2020


Concession To Exercise Voting Right In the State Of Maharashtra On The Occasion Of Bye Election Day

State election Commission vide letter No. SEC /NP-2019/PK – 14/Ka.6 dated 23.1.19 has declared election on 6th February 2020. In view of this, Government Of Maharashtra, Industry, Energy and Labour Division vide circular has directed owners of all the establishments, factories, shops, etc. coming under the Industry, Energy and Labour Department like establishment of private companies, all shops and other establishments, residential hotels, eating houses, other houses, theaters, businesses, industrial activities or other establishments as well as Information and technology companies, shopping centers, malls, retailers, etc. to give a minimum two hours off to all workers / officers / employees who are eligible voters in the electoral polling area to exercise their voting rights. Please go through the notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 6th Feb, 2020
Released Date: 28th Jan, 2020


ESIC Circular On Clarification Regarding Inspection Of Records Beyond Five Years

ESIC vide circular no.P-11/12/11/04/2018 Rev.II has issued clarification regarding checking of records beyond five year period for conducting test inspections and other inspections. As per the circular, ESIC has instructed the SSO not ask for any records beyond five years from the employer for inspection marked through SSP/Hqrs as the contribution cannot be determined for the period beyond five years. Please refer to the circular for detailed information

Effective Date: 28th Jan, 2020
Released Date: 28th Jan, 2020


Amendment To Telangana Factories Rules, 1950

The Government of Telangana vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No. 3 has amended Schedule-XXVII providing operations involving high Noise Levels and Vibration Levels under Rule 95 of the Telangana Factories Rules, 1950. Please refer to the notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 28th Jan, 2020
Released Date: 27th Jan, 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Circular On Extension Of Filing Online Return In Andhra Pradesh Under Factories Act, 1948

Government of Andhra Pradesh vide circular no A1/3117/2017 has noted that managements in Single Desk portal are facing certain difficulties while filing returns and thereby has extended date of filing online annual return under The Factories Act 1948 and rules made therunder to 30th April 2020. The notification also has directed not to accept or insist on manual submission of returns

Effective Date: 27th Jan, 2020
Released Date: 27th Jan, 2020


Declaration Of Paid Holiday On Occasion Of Delhi Legislative Assembly Election

Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi vide notification No.F.15(02)/Lab/G.E/2020/381-386 has declared paid holiday on 08th February 2020 that is Saturday for all employees working in different establishments, factories and other establishment in National Capital Territory of Delhi. Thereby all employers are directed to grant one day paid holiday on occasion of Delhi Legislative Assembly Election to enable the electors cast their vote, if the day of polling is a working day

Effective Date: 8th Feb, 2020

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