Effective Date


Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 4th Aug, 2017


The Maharashtra Minimum Wages Notification (July 2017)

Government of Maharashtra has released revised minimum rates of wages (variable dearness allowance) effective 1st July 2017

Effective Date: 1st Jul, 2017
Released Date: 4th Aug, 2017


Submission Of Aadhaar As Identity Document For International Workers As Well As Workers From Nepal And Bhutan

As per recent EPFO circular dated 4th August 2017, the EPFO has declared that the Aadhaar Number would not be mandatory for International Workers as well as workers from Nepal and Bhutan. Further, for those members who already have UAN prior to 1st July 2017 and have to go for re-registration the submission of Aadhaar will be optional upto 30th September 2017. However, submission of verified Aadhaar will be mandatory for all such members from 1st October 2017

Effective Date: 4th Aug, 2017
Released Date: 4th Aug, 2017


The Tripura Minimum Wages Notification (July 2017)

As per notification number No. F.87 (30)-LAB/ENF/MW/SHOPS/2002(A)/4681-89, Minimum Wages released for the State of Tripura effective 26th July 2017

Effective Date: 26th Jul, 2017
Released Date: 2nd Aug, 2017


Easy Deposit And Withdrawal Of Contributions In EPF Through Banks

As per press release dated 2nd August 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has stated that the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has tied up/entered into agreement with ten banks to collect EPFO dues and to make payments of Provident Fund (PF) withdrawals, pension and insurance to EPFO beneficiaries. The main objective of the multi banking arrangement is to provide more options to the employers to remit the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contribution directly from their bank accounts

Effective Date: 2nd Aug, 2017
Released Date: 31st Jul, 2017


Introduction Of App For ESI Patients

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has launched a mobile based application “AskAnAppointment” (AAA+) for booking of appointment in ESI Dispensaries in Delhi on 10th April, 2017. Through this Mobile Application, a beneficiary can seek a prior appointment for OPD Registration in the stipulated dispensary. Progressively the project is planned to be rolled out in other ESIC dispensaries, in phases, based on the response of this pilot project. Under ESIC 2.0 Reforms, ESI Corporation has decided to expand its services in the country. In the implemented areas where Insured person population does not meet the ESI norms for setting up health facilities, endeavour is made to provide services through mobile clinics

Effective Date: 31st Jul, 2017
Released Date: 31st Jul, 2017


Launch Of Software For Generation Of Certificate Of Coverage

As per EPFO circular dated 31st July 2017, the EPFO has stated that new application software for online generation of Certificate of Coverage (CoC) was launched on 20.07.2017 and it is available on the link: https://iwu.epfindia.gov.in/iwu/ The physical application for CoC will stand discontinued. EPFO has directed all employees to utilize online system only

Effective Date: 20th Jul, 2017
Released Date: 25th Jul, 2017


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

Effective Date: 1st May, 2017
Released Date: 24th Jul, 2017


Launch Of Online Complaint Management System For Sexual Harassment At Workplace

As per press release dated 24th July 2017, the Ministry of Women & Child Development has launched an online complaint management system titled " Sexual Harassment electronic–Box" (SHe-Box) for registering complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace. This portal is an initiative to provide a platform to women working or visiting any office of Central Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies and Institutions etc.). The complaint management system has been developed to ensure the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act. Once a complaint is submitted to the portal, it will be directly sent to the ICC of the concerned Ministry/ Department/ PSU/ Autonomous Body etc. having jurisdiction to inquire into the complaint. Through this portal, the Ministry as well as complainant can monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICC. The SHe-Box portal can be accessed at the link: http://www.wcd-sh.nic.in/

Effective Date: 24th Jul, 2017
Released Date: 22nd Jul, 2017

Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

The Government of Himachal Pradesh vide notification No.Shram (A)4-8/2006-Part-III has released the minimum wages for the State of Himachal Pradesh effective 1st April 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 21st Jul, 2017


EPFO Launches PF Transfer Claims Interface Under Unified Portal

As per EPFO circular dated 21st July 2017, the EPFO has highlighted the functionalities of the Member Interface and the Employer Interface under the Unified Portal viz., (1) Members who have their AADHAAR and Bank details seeded to the UAN can submit their PF transfer requests online. However AADHAAR is not mandatory for submitting online PF transfer request. Members have to duly fill in the transfer request on the Member Interface, post filling of the form a downloadable version of Form 13 will be available for the member. The Member is required to download the Form 13, sign and upload the same within a period of ten days from the date of submitted the transfer request in the Member portal. (2) Employers, on receipt of signed physical copy of the claim request PDF(Form 13)from the member, have to digitally approve the transfer requests submitted by the members using Digital Signature of the authorised personnel in the Employer interface Online Portal. To process transfers submitted post 1st March 2017, employers post receipt of signed copy of transfer claim PDF(Form 13) should attest the same and send it to the concerned EPFO Field Office for processing. Employers can now use the UAN/ Member ID of member to verify the following (1) Details of new joiners before completing the New Employee Registration process, (2) Verify previous employment details and (3) Verify KYC details of members. Furthermore, It has been observed by EPFO that that employers are registering new joiners in their establishment as fresh employment cases whereby the member is allotted a new UAN by the system. Thus, EPFO has directed its Field Offices to ensure that a member should have only one UAN throughout his or her employment life cycle cutting across multiple establishments and to minimize the allotment of new UAN to any member who is already allotted UAN

Effective Date: 21st Jul, 2017

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