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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 16th Jan, 2021


The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Nov 2020)

The 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.DES/953/2021-P3(1), 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 November 2020 are as ascertained by the Director-General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Nov, 2020
Released Date: 15th Jan, 2021


Extension Of Time Limit To Deposit Labour Welfare Fund Contribution In Karnataka

The Government of Karnataka through the department notification has extended the last date for payment of contribution to the Labour welfare fund from 15th January 2021 to 31st January 2021 due to technical difficulties in the online portal

Effective Date: 15th Jan, 2021
Released Date: 15th Jan, 2021


Lakshadweep Union Territory List Of Holidays 2021

The Administration of Union Territory of Lakshadweep vide notification no F.No.35/02/2018-Genl/125 has declared the List of Holidays in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep for the calendar year 2021

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2021
Released Date: 13th Jan, 2021

Tamil Nadu

Amendment To The Tamil Nadu Maternity Benefits Rules 1967

The Government of Tamil Nadu vide notification no.SRO A-1/2021 has amended the Tamil Nadu Maternity Benefit Rules, 1967. As per the amendment, for every establishment having fifty or more employees, the employer should provide and maintain the facility of creche for the use of children of woman employees. There shall be one creche for every thirty children who are below the age of six years. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 13th Jan, 2021
Released Date: 12th Jan, 2021


Auto-Renewal Of Registration, License Under Various Labour Laws In Assam

The Labour Department of Assam vide notification no. GLR. 65/2019/47 has introduced an auto-renewal scheme for certificates of registration and licenses with regard to the following acts : (1) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (2) The Assam Shops And Establishments Act 1971 (3) The Inter-state Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act 1979 (4) The Factories Act, 1948. Auto-renewal will be done for online renewal applications upon submission of a copy of the registered license, renewal fees, and self-declaration along with the application to intimate and apply for any amendment or change that may occur in the subsequent year. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 12th Jan, 2021
Released Date: 11th Jan, 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Introduction Of Central Inspection System Under Various Labour Laws In Uttar Pradesh

The Government of Uttar Pradesh vide circular no 1788/36-03-2020 has introduced a central inspection system applicable to various labour laws. As per the Central Inspection Procedure, (1) the inspection officer will upload the inspection report in the portal within forty-eight hours of inspection whereby establishments and departments can view it, (2) The establishments will be informed through the portal before inspection, (3) The central inspection portal is equipped with the facility to view and download the report for three years. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 11th Jan, 2021
Released Date: 7th Jan, 2021

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman And Nicobar Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2021)

The Administrator of Andaman and Nicobar Island vide notification no 16/1/MW/2019-20/LC&DET/23, has declared the minimum rate of wages in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar with effect from 1st January 2021

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2021
Released Date: 6th Jan, 2021


Clarification Regarding Payment Of Claims Under ABVKY In Cases Where Employers Show Zero Contribution

ESIC vide circular no P-11/14/11/ABVKY/2019-Bft II has issued a clarification regarding payment of claims under ABVKY in cases where employers show "0" contribution for employees for some time after termination of their service and removal from the system at a later stage. In cases where the employee had indeed become unemployed in the month where "0" contribution has been filed shall also be allowed after due verification. However, it should be ensured that only beneficiaries who have been exited from the rolls of an employer, even at a later stage, are considered for payments under ABVKY subject to fulfillment of other eligibility conditions. Therefore, Employers are advised to exit those employees whose services have been terminated by them from their rolls/system immediately so that the payment of relief under ABVKY be made to such eligible claimants. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 6th Jan, 2021
Released Date: 5th Jan, 2021


Introduction Of A Single Form For Trade License And Registration For Shops And Commercial Establishments In Haryana

The Government of Haryana vide Notification No EoDB/LW/2021/ has introduced a scheme for receiving the online applications for registration of shop and commercial establishment under Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 and Trade License under the local municipal laws through the online portal of HEPC (Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre) in a single form. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 5th Jan, 2021
Released Date: 5th Jan, 2021


Paid Holiday For Employees In Maharashtra Eligible To Vote In Gram Panchayat Elections

The Maharashtra State Election Commission has notified the schedule for Gram Panchayath elections in the State. The Polling for 14,234 Gram Panchayats in 34 districts of the State except for Mumbai city and Mumbai suburbs will be held on 15th January 2021 (Friday). Further, polling will be held in Chamorshi, Mulchera, Aheri, Etapalli, Bhamragad, and Sironcha talukas of Gadchiroli districts on 20th January 2021 (Wednesday). Now the Maharashtra State Election Commission, vide notification dated 5th January 2021, has directed employers to declare Paid Holiday on the Polling Day i.e 15th January and 20th January 2021 to allow Employees to cast their vote for the Gram Panchayat elections in the State of Maharashtra. The notification further states as follows, (1) Workers/officers/employees who are eligible voters in the electoral polling constituency should be given a holiday to claim their voting rights on Polling Day, even if they are working outside the Constituency in which election is being held. (2) This holiday will be applicable to all shops, establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, trade, industrial enterprises, or other establishments in the electoral polling constituency concerned. (3) There is no need to close shops/companies/commercial establishments in urban areas or non-election areas. Employers in Maharashtra advised to take note of the above and ensure that these directions are fully complied with. If there is a complaint about voters not getting the right holiday or concession for voting, appropriate action will be taken against them

Effective Date: 15th Jan, 2021

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