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Released Date: 1st Dec, 2017


Online Filing And Specified Timeline For Filing Of Returns By Exempted Establishments

As per EPFO circular dated 1st December 2017, the EPFO has stated that the establishment granted exemption or granted relaxation under the Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 or the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 are now directed to file their monthly and annual returns online in the prescribed proforma by 25th of the month, instead of 15th of the month previously, following that to which it relates to. Further, establishments who have been granted exemption from Regional PF Commissioner for individual employees shall also file their monthly and annual returns in the prescribed proforma online. It is also been clarified that the phrase "25th of the month following that to which it relates" means that the online returns for the wage month should be filed by 25th of the month following the wage month

Effective Date: 1st Dec, 2017
Released Date: 1st Dec, 2017


Introduction Of One Employee One EPF Account Facility

As per EPFO circular dated 1st December 2017, the EPFO has introduced a facility to the members to merge their earlier PF accounts to the current PF account so that the EPFO may help them in the integration of all these PF accounts in the current UAN activated PF account. Features of the said facility are as follows: (1) A member has to provide his current activated UAN along with the current member ID & Mobile number registered at UAN Member portal. (2) On validating these credentials, EPFO will facilitate the member to register his/her EPF accounts. Members can enter details of as many as ten previous PF account numbers. (3)The earlier PF member IDs provided by members will be forwarded to EPFO field office to which earlier member ID pertains. EPFO is currently sending sms to its members whose requests are pending and will also ensure that multiple accounts are consolidated as early as possible. The said functionality has been provided in the EPFO website at Our Services >> For Employees >> One Employee - One EPF Account. It can also be accessed using the url

Effective Date: 1st Dec, 2017
Released Date: 1st Dec, 2017

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra And Nagar Haveli Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2017)

As per notification No. LEO/MWA/SA/1445/2017, minimum wages released for the union territory of Dadra And Nagar Haveli effective 1st October 2017

Effective Date: 1st Oct, 2017
Released Date: 28th Nov, 2017

West Bengal

The West Bengal Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2018)

Government of West Bengal as per notification No. 648/703/Stat/2RW/29/2016/LCS/JLC, has released the minimum rates of wages effective 1st January 2018

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2018
Released Date: 24th Nov, 2017


Telangana Holiday List 2018

As per G.O. Rt. No. 2457 and G.O. Rt. No. 2459 dated 24th November 2017, the Government of Telangana has released Holiday List for the year 2018

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2018
Released Date: 21st Nov, 2017


Introduction Of Direct UAN Allotment To Any Citizen At Unified Portal

As per EPFO circular dated 21st November 2017, the EPFO has stated that due to difficulties faced by employers with large number of new joiners each month, an open functionality is being provided at Unified Portal through which any citizen (prospective employee) can generate his/her UAN on the basis of Aadhaar. The citizen can submit generated UAN to the employer so that the same will be linked to member ID allotted to member in that establishment

Effective Date: 21st Nov, 2017
Released Date: 21st Nov, 2017


Introduction Of Online Functionality For EPF Subscribers To Correct Name, DOB, Gender

As per EPFO circular dated 21st November 2017, the EPFO has stated that many members are facing problems in seeding Aadhaar with UAN due to mismatch in Name, DOB or Gender in UAN data and UIDAI data. Thus, in order to reduce paperwork and time delay, a functionality has been developed where member can give online request to his/her employer at Member Interface in the Unified Portal for correction in basic details. The system will compare the requested changes with similar fields received from UIDAI (AADHAAR). After verification, this request will be automatically transferred to employer's login for online transmission to EPFO field office. In turn, after getting online request from member and employer, EPFO field office will process the requested corrections. The process flow has been appended in the notification for more detailed understanding

Effective Date: 21st Nov, 2017
Released Date: 18th Nov, 2017


The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Sept 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 September 2017 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Sep, 2017
Released Date: 16th Nov, 2017


Jharkhand Holiday List 2018

Government Of Jharkhand vide Notification number No. 11438 has released Jharkhand State List of Holidays for 2018

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2018
Released Date: 15th Nov, 2017


Revised Procedure For Auto Transfer Of Accounts On Change Of Employment

As per EPFO circular dated 15th November 2017, the EPFO in its Unified Portal/EPFO Application software has introduced the functionality to carry out Auto Transfer of accounts of a member on change of employment. Members whose UAN and Aadhaar number is entered and matched by the present employer against the existing details as available against the UAN would be marked for auto transfer, members have to satisfy the following preconditions that the aadhaar number is seeded and verified at the previous establishment; member's Date of joining, Date of exit and Reason Of Exit should be available in respect of previous employment; UAN is activated and Mobile number is available. Auto Transfer will be initiated once first payment in respect of the new employee is received from the present employer against the UAN flagged for auto-transfer. SMS and e-mail (if registered) will be sent to the member once the transfer is auto initiated. There is also a provision for member to stop the auto transfer by using "Online Services" in the member portal

Effective Date: 15th Nov, 2017

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