Effective Date


Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 18th May, 2017


The Delhi Factories (Amendment) Rules, 2017

As per recent notification published in the Delhi Official Gazette dated 19th May 2017, the Government of Delhi has amended the Delhi Factories Rules,1950. The amendment has added the option of making application for license or renewal of license for a period of ten years, earlier license could only be applied for or renewed for a period of one year or five years. Thus, after this amendment employers can take license or renewal of license for one year or five years or ten years in the national capital region

Effective Date: 19th May, 2017
Released Date: 16th May, 2017


Compliance Regime For Start-Ups

As per EPFO Circular dated 16 May 2017, the EPFO has cited letter received from Ministry of Labour and Employment dated 6th April 2017, the letter has stated that the Ministry had earlier directed Central Labour Enforcement Agencies to allow Start-Up to self-certify compliance under nine labour laws mentioned for a period of three years, the Ministry has now extended this self-certify compliance regime to five years. The State/UT Governments/Central Labour Enforcement Agencies are advised that for the first year of the Start-ups, such establishments may not be inspected under 6 labour laws (viz. The Building and Other Constriction Workers Act, The Inter State Migrant Workers Act, The Payment of Gratuity Act, The Contract Labour Act, The Employees Provident Funds Act and The Employees State Insurance Act) whereas, they may submit online self-declaration instead. Further, Start-ups may be allowed to submit self-certified returns for all nine labour laws mentioned (as is being done under Shram Suvidha portal for Central Sphere). Inspection may be allowed only after second year, post credible complaint of violation has been filed and approval is obtained from at least one level senior inspecting officer or from the Central Analysis and Intelligence Unit (CAIU)

Effective Date: 6th Apr, 2017
Released Date: 12th May, 2017


The Employees Compensation (Amendment) Act 2017 Effective Date Released

Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment had earlier on 12th April 2017 released the Employee's Compensation (Amendment) Act 2017 stating that the effective date shall be notified in the near future. Thus, as per recent notification dated 12th May the effective date for the act has been fixed as 15th May 2017

Effective Date: 15th May, 2017
Released Date: 12th May, 2017


Employment Of Women In Night Shifts And Opening Of Establishment On Weekly Holiday Under Rajasthan Shops And Establishment Act 1958

The Rajasthan Government by notification published in the Official Gazette dated 19th May 2017 has exempted all shops and commercial establishments employing five or more employees from the provision of Section 12 (1) "Weekly Holiday" and Section 22 "Prohibition of employment of women in night shift", for a period of three years from 19th May 2017: wherein subject to the compliance of the conditions laid down in the notification the establishment can remain open throughout the week and women can be employed in night shift respectively. Whereas in relation to employment of women in night shift in the shop and commercial establishment the employer is a woman, establishment is operated by women and all employees are women, the exemption is valid for four years

Effective Date: 19th May, 2017
Released Date: 8th May, 2017


Implementation Of Draft Benefit Transfer Through Electronic Mode

As per EPFO Circular dated 8th May 2017, EPFO has given clarification on the amendments made to the EPFS, EPS and EDLI Scheme as per notification released in the Official Gazette by the Ministry of Labour and Employment on 4th May 2017. EPFO has stated that as per the amendments, all the payments may be made to the beneficiaries through electronic or digital fund transfer system only

Effective Date: 4th May, 2017
Released Date: 8th May, 2017


Clarification On Additional Two Years Pensionable Service Weightage To Members Of EPS

As per EPFO circular dated 8th May 2017, EPFO has given clarification on the amendment made to the Employees Pension Scheme by notification released in the official gazette on 23rd June 2009. EPFO has stated that after amendment that was in effect from 24th July 2009 a member is eligible for benefit of 2 year weightage of service provided he superannuates on attaining the age of 58 years and he has rendered 20 years pensionable service or more, prior to amendment member had to fulfil either only one of the two conditions or both. Thus, if a member of EPS fulfils both these conditions then his pensionable service shall be increased by adding a weightage of 2 years

Effective Date: 24th Jul, 2009
Released Date: 4th May, 2017


Submission Of Aadhar As Identity Document By The Pensioners And Members Of The EPS, 1995 In North Eastern States

As per EPFO Circular dated 4th May 2017, the EPFO has observed that since there are difficulties in submission of aadhaar along with pension claims from North East Region, with reference to the same EPFO has decided that aadhaar may not be insisted for pension (10 D) claims for members working in establishments located in the North Eastern states till 30th September 2017. However, all efforts are being made for linking aadhaar for members and pensioners under Employee Pension Scheme, 1995 as early as possible

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


The Goa Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

The Government of Goa vide Notification No. CLE/PA/MWA-VDA/(10)/2016/2136 has released the variable dearness allowance towards Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 2nd May, 2017


The Chhattisgarh Minimum Wages Revised Notification (Apr 2017)

The Government of Chhattisgarh vide notification No. F 10-4/2016/16 dated 1st May 2017 and notification No. 3030 dated 2nd May 2017 has revised the basic rates of minimum wages and VDA respectively, with effect from 1st April 2017. This notification has superseded the earlier notification No. F 10-4/2016/16 dated 29th March 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 1st May, 2017


Online Claim Submission By Member Using UAN Interface

As per recent EPFO Press Release dated 1st May 2017, the EPFO has stated that all EPF Member’s who have activated their UAN and seeded their KYC (Aadhaar) with EPFO will be able to apply for PF Final Settlement (Form 19), Pension Withdrawal Benefit (Form 10-C) and PF Part Withdrawal (Form 31) from their UAN Interface directly. A member can complete the whole process online and member neither needs to interact with the employer and nor with EPFO field office to submit the online claim. Member is not required to give any supporting document while preferring online PF Part Withdrawal case. A member applying online will be taken as his self-declaration for preferring the claim. To apply for this service member’s Aadhar details should be seeded in EPFO database. The facility is expected to ease the claim submission process for EPF members and reduce the turnaround time

Effective Date: 1st May, 2017

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