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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 13th Mar, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Factories (Seventy Third Amendment) Rules, 2018

As per notification number 90/XXXVI-3-2018-83 (Sa)-17 dated 13th March 2018, the Uttar Pradesh government has amended the Uttar Pradesh Factories Rules, 1950 to make following significant changes: (i) Under Rule 3 - Approval of plans may be obtained by making application online accompanied by Form 1, Form 2 and Form 4; under this rules Certificate of stability in Form 2 delivered online to Chief Inspector and accepted by him needs to be obtained to start or carry on manufacturing process ; (iii) Rule 6 which required the occupier to submit application for registration fifteen days before occupancy along with Form 4 notice of occupation, has been omitted; (iv) Under Rule 7 and 9 - The License may be granted or renewed for upto ten years at a time on payment of requisite fee; (v) Rule 14 C- Notice of Occupation shall be in Form 4 only and earlier Form 4-B option has not been mentioned in the new amendment. (vi) A new Format of Form 4 Notice of occupation has been introduced replacing old Form 4

Effective Date: 13th Mar, 2018
Released Date: 8th Mar, 2018


The Uttarakhand Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

As per notification number 973/4-01/13, Government of Uttarakhand has released Minimum Wages for the state of Uttarakhand effective 1st April 2018

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
Released Date: 6th Mar, 2018


EPFO Exempts Submission Of Aadhar As Identity Document Under EPS In Assam Till 31st March 2018

As per EPFO circular dated 6th March 2018, the EPFO in furtherance to previous circulars released on the matter has cited that difficulties are being faced by the pensioners and members of Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 in the State of Assam and EPFO has decided that Aadhar may not be insisted from new members who join EPS 1995 till 31st March 2018. Aadhar may also not be insisted for composite pension claim form for members working in establishment located in the State of Assam till 31st March 2018

Effective Date: 6th Mar, 2018
Released Date: 28th Feb, 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Factories Rules Amendment Introducing Compliance Through Online Portal And Extension Of Registration And Renewal Upto Ten Years

As per notification published in the Tamil Nadu Official Gazette dated 28th February 2018, the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended the Tamil Nadu Factories Rules, 1950. Following are the changes towards the amendment: (1) Compliances can be now done online by submitting relevant Forms as per the Rule such as (i) Approval Of Site, (ii) Construction Or Extension Of A Factory, (iii) Registration And Grant Of Licence, (iv) Renewal Of Registration,(v) Amendment Of Licence, (vi)Annual Returns and (vii) Half Yearly Returns, (2) The registration and renewal of the factory license can be made for ten years consecutively now from the earlier tenure of five years and (3) Annual Return Form 22 has been amended with relevant changes. The above amendments have been made available online through the portal of Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health: https://dish.tn.gov.in/. The Government Of Tamil Nadu has brought considerable changes towards ease of making compliances digital and thereby reducing time and cost for the companies

Effective Date: 28th Feb, 2018
Released Date: 27th Feb, 2018


PF Settlement And Claims Through Online Mode Now Made Mandatory For Certain Cases

As per circular dated 27th February 2018, the EPFO has directed that in case the amount of claim settlement is above Rupees Ten lakhs for PF claims and Rupees Five lakhs in respect of the EPS withdrawal claims, the claim form must be accepted through online mode only. The bank account of such PF members should have been seeded and verified in the system before settling such claims. Accordingly, all claims exceeding the above limits should not be accepted in the physical form. Hence the EPFO is pushing for ease of compliance digitally for all large settlements as mentioned above which will be error free and save time for the members

Effective Date: 27th Feb, 2018
Released Date: 21st Feb, 2018

Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Rules And Enhancement Of Registration Fees And Licensing Fees

As per notification published in the Tamil Nadu Official Gazette dated 21st February 2018, the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended the Tamil Nadu Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules, 1975. Following are the changes towards the amendment (i) Online payment functionality has been introduced through the portal of The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (https://dish.tn.gov.in/) for the benefit of the users to make payment towards Registration and License (ii) Validity of the license has been extended for a period of two consecutive calendar years commencing from the year in which the license is granted or renewed which was earlier valid upto 31st December of the year for which the licence is granted or renewed (iii) The fees towards registration, renewal and amendment of license has been enhanced

Effective Date: 21st Feb, 2018
Released Date: 21st Feb, 2018


The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Dec 2017)

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.1/2017/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 2017 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Dec, 2017
Released Date: 15th Feb, 2018


The Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2018

As per the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2018 published in the gazette dated 15th February 2018, the Central Government has amended the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 and has brought important amendments whereby the assurance benefits shall not be less than two lakhs and fifty thousand rupees and further that the assurance benefit shall not exceed six lakhs under para 22 (3). The said changes shall be in force for a period of two years from 15th February 2018. For example, as per Para 22 (3) the calculation will be as follows: Assuming the average monthly wages drawn to be INR 15,000, during the twelve months preceding the month in which he died and multiplying this sum by thirty times, it equals INR 4,50,000. Plus fifty per cent. of the average balance in the account of the deceased in the Fund or of a provident fund exempted under section 17 of the Act or under paragraph 27 or 27A of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, as the case may be, during the preceding twelve months or during the period of his membership, whichever is less subject to a ceiling of one lakh and fifty thousand rupees (assuming in this example, the average balance is above 300000), it will be INR 1,50,000. Thus, Total Assurance benefit (maximum possible) INR 6,00,000 (4,50,000 + 1,50,000). The Minimum assurance benefit irrespective of the average salary of the deceased employee along with all the accumulations and calculations made under Paragraph 22 (3) shall be awarded at INR 2,50,000. This means that no matter the sum amounting after calculation, assurance benefit of INR 2,50,000 minimum is guaranteed

Effective Date: 15th Feb, 2018
Released Date: 15th Feb, 2018


The Karnataka Minimum Wages (Gold Manufactory) April 2021

The government of Karnataka vide notifcation No. KAE 36 LMW 2017 has released minimum wages effective from 1st April 2021

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2021
Released Date: 9th Feb, 2018


The Apprentices (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2017

As per notification published in the official gazette dated 9th February 2018, the Government of Maharashtra has issued Apprentices (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2017 (“Amendment Act”) on 9th February, 2018 amending Apprentices Act, 1961 (“Principal Act”), in its application to the State of Maharashtra. The amendments have been made towards the Section 6 (Period of apprenticeship training), Section 7(Termination of apprenticeship contract), Section 8(Number of apprentices for a designated trade and optional trade), Section 13(Payment to apprentices) and Section 21(Holding of test and grant of certificate and conclusion of training). The State Government shall by separate notification release the effective dates for said amendments

Effective Date: 9th Feb, 2018

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