Effective Date


Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 9th May, 2018


The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

The Union Territory of Chandigarh vide Notification No. ST/ (CPI)/2018-19/1776 has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2018

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
Released Date: 7th May, 2018

Daman and Diu

The Daman And Diu Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

As per notification number LE/LI/DMN/MWA-3(II)/2018/65/1261847, Minimum Wages released for the Union Territory of Daman and Diu effective 1st April 2018

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
Released Date: 4th May, 2018


The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017

As per notification published in the official Delhi Gazette dated 5th May 2018, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has amended the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 in its application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi. As per the amendment the definition of State Government has been stated. The amendment has also listed components to be considered in fixing or revising the minimum rates of the wages. The important changes which will effect employer have been summarised in the following points: (i) Payment of wages shall compulsorily be made by depositing the same in the bank account of the employees, electronically or by account payee cheque. Cash payment is only allowed to daily wages workers and in case of special circumstances like natural calamities, fire in the establishment etc. (ii) Earlier overtime payment had to be paid as fixed under the Act or under any law of the appropriate government without any minimum limit, now this overtime rate cannot be fixed below twice the normal rate of wages. (iii) Employee cannot be retrenched, dismissed, terminated or laid-off without the prior approval of the Authority during the pendency of the proceeding or inquiry for claims under Section 20 (2). (iv) Penalty under Section 22 for payment of less than the minimum rates has been drastically increased. Earlier it was imprisonment which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both. Now it is imprisonment of three years, or with fine of fifty thousand rupees, or with both. (v) Penalty for contravening any provision of this Act or of any rule or order under this act has been drastically increased. Earlier it was only fine which may extend to five hundred rupees. Now it is imprisonment for a term of one year, or with fine twenty thousand rupees or with both. (vi) A new Section for application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi has been inserted stating that the employer shall Upload the employee data on website or web portal in the manner as may be prescribed

Effective Date: 5th May, 2018
Released Date: 30th Apr, 2018


The Odisha Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

As per notification number 4909/LC, the Government of Odisha has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2018 for the State of Odisha

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
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

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