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Released Date: 24th Apr, 2018


Amendments To The Guidelines Of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) For EPF And EPS Members

As per EPFO circular dated 24th April 2018, the EPFO has intimated an amendment to the guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana. As per the amendment to the guidelines the Government of India will pay the full employer's contribution (EPF and EPS both) w.e.f. 1st April 2018 for a period of three years to the new employees and to the existing beneficiaries for their remaining period of three years through EPFO. The last date of registration of beneficiary through establishment is 31st March 2019

Effective Date: 24th Apr, 2018
Released Date: 24th Apr, 2018


Issuance Of E-Pehchan Card To Insured Persons Under ESI

As per ESIC circular dated 24th April 2018, ESIC has mentioned that the issuance of bio metric e-pehchan card has been discontinued. ESIC has emphasized that as a measure of ease of doing business employers have been empowered to register their unit, their employees online and also issue e-pehchan card. However it has been reported that some insured persons are facing difficulties due to non-issuance of e-pehchan card by their employers. The ESIC has highlighted on the importance of issuing e-Pehchan card by employers after receiving due particulars from employees/ insured persons. In case any complaint or representation regarding non issuance of e-pehchan card to insured persons by their employers, ESIC has instructed the respective field units to facilitate the issuance of e-Pehchan Card after receiving due particulars and in cases where sufficient details are not provided by the insured persons, the field offices have been given the responsibility to ensure to find out the necessary particulars to the extent possible and issue e-Pehchan Card to insured persons

Effective Date: 24th Apr, 2018
Released Date: 19th Apr, 2018


The Punjab State Development Tax Act, 2018

As per notification in the Punjab Government Gazette dated 19th April, the Government of Punjab has enacted the the Punjab State Development Tax Act, 2018. The Act is enacted to provide for the levy and collection of a tax on professions, trades, callings and employment for the benefit of the State of Punjab. Section 4 provides for the Levy and charge of tax, wherein it shall be charged as per the Schedule under the Act for all such persons who are assessable: (1) under the Head Income from Salaries and/ or Wages; and (2) under the Head Income from Business and/ or Profession, as per the Income Tax Act, 1961 shall be levied at Rs. 200/- per month respectively

Effective Date: 19th Apr, 2018
Released Date: 18th Apr, 2018

Tamil Nadu

Amendments To The Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (Conferment Of Permanent Status To Workmen) Rules, 1981

As per notification published in the official gazette dated 18th April 2018, the Tamil Nadu Government has amended the Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (conferment of Permanent Status to Workmen) Rules, 1981. The amendment has made the following changes: (i) The employer has to now maintain up-to-date list in Form 1 only at the end of each year instead of end of each half year, list shall be exhibited for perusal of workman; (ii) The up-to-date list so compiled has to be sent to the Inspector concerned within a fortnight from the expiry of the year instead of each half year, with a declaration that the list has been exhibited for perusal of workman; (iii) The employer does not have to furnish annual return in Form 2 if a combined annual return in Form No.22 as required in Rule 100 (2) of the Tamil Nadu Factories Rules, 1950 has been furnished; (iv) Form 2 has been amended to substitute half yearly returns with annual returns

Effective Date: 18th Apr, 2018
Released Date: 17th Apr, 2018


The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Feb 2018)

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.1/2018/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 February 2018 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Feb, 2018
Released Date: 13th Apr, 2018


PF Settlement And Claims Through Online Mode Temporarily Made Offline In Certain Cases

As per EPFO circular dated 13th April 2018, the EPFO has cited the instructions issued in circular dated 27th February whereas it was 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. As per this circular dated 13th April 2018, the EPFO has considered grievances raised by members/claimants (including International workers) in filing the online claims and has directed that the mandatorily online claim will be temporarily on hold so that the offline claims can also be accepted in all cases. EPFO has further directed that the claims received online from claimants will be sent online to employers for further verification, only after which the claim will be settled. The employers have been also directed to return the claim within three days to the EPFO office either accepting or rejecting the claim

Effective Date: 13th Apr, 2018
Released Date: 12th Apr, 2018


The Punjab Minimum Wages Notification (Mar 2018)

As per notification number No. ST/9903 Minimum Wages has been released for the State of Punjab effective 1st March 2018

Effective Date: 1st Mar, 2018
Released Date: 11th Apr, 2018

Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

As per Government Notification No.J1/1164700/2018, CPI points for minimum wage calculation has been released for the state of Andhra Pradesh with effect from 1st April 2018

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
Released Date: 10th Apr, 2018


Applicability Of The Punjab LWF (Amendment) Act, 2014 To Chandigarh

As per notification number G.S.R. 353 (E) published in the official Gazette of India 10th April 2018, the Central Government has extended Punjab Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2014 to the Union Territory of Chandigarh with effect from 10th April 2018. Furthermore, as per the enforcement of the Punjab LWF (Amendment) Act, the rates of LWF for Chandigarh will be at five rupees per month for employee and twenty rupees per month to be contributed by the employer for every such employee

Effective Date: 10th Apr, 2018
Released Date: 4th Apr, 2018


The Delhi Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

Government Of National Capital Territory of Delhi vide notification number F.No. 12(142)/02/MW/VII/201 has released minimum wages including variable dearness allowance for the National Capital Territory of Delhi effective 1st April 2018

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018

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