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Released Date: 30th Jun, 2017

Central

Revised Form For Certificate Of Coverage Of Indian Worker Going To Work In Other Country

As per recent EPFO circular dated 30th June 2017, the EPFO has declared that the different application forms for Certificate of Coverage (COC) in respect of Indian worker (having Indian passport) going to work in a country with which India is having a Social Security Agreement (SSA) has been revised into a single form keeping in view the COC application software being developed

Effective Date: 30th Jun, 2017
Released Date: 29th Jun, 2017

Central

Registration Of Users On LIMBS Portal

As per recent EPFO circular dated 29th June 2017, the EPFO has introduced Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS) portal. LIMBS is a web based platform which provides common access portal to all users having varying needs and provides for comprehensive, regulatory and pro-active monitoring of court cases. Under LIMBS, all legal cases including prosecution cases under Section 14 of the Act will be dealt with and monitored. Details of all new cases will be entered in LIMBS portal mandatorily with effect from 1st July, 2017. Cases pertaining to Section 7A, 76, 7C, 7Q , 14 B etc. of the Act shall continue to be conducted and monitored through e-court mechanism which need not be incorporated in to this system

Effective Date: 29th Jun, 2017
Released Date: 28th Jun, 2017

Central

Employees Retention And Aadhar Campaign From 1.07.2017 To 30.09.2017

As per recent EPFO circular dated 28th June 2017, the EPFO has stated that since the Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017 is ending on 30th June, to ensure quick and easy service delivery the Employees Retention And Aadhar Campaign 2017 is being launched for three months from 1st July 2017. Members are advised to seed their Aadhar number with Universal Account Number database so that accounts are transferred easily on change of job or place in an automatic mode. Services of Common Service Centers (CSC) will be utilized for Aadhar seeding of EPF accounts in addition to the facilities at all the EPF offices in the country. These are among the many features of the said campaign, please refer the notification document for complete details on the same

Effective Date: 28th Jun, 2017
Released Date: 19th Jun, 2017

Haryana

Grant Of Registration And Renewal Certificate Within One Day And Elimination Of Inspection

As per Haryana Government notification issued on 19th June 2017, the State of Haryana has ordered that the authorities shall grant the Registration Certificate and subsequent renewal (s) through e-service within one day from the date of application and thus has eliminated the requirement of inspection prior to registration under the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act,1958. The online application must be submitted with requisite documents and fees. The system will generate automatic registration certificate within one day, with a disclaimer stating that the KYC is invalid/unverified. The Registering Authority shall scrutinise online application within 15 days, on being satisfied the deemed certificate will be replaced with regular certificate without invalid KYC disclaimer. However, the Registering authority on dissatisfaction can cancel the automatically generated Registration Certificate to prevent its misuse. Application for online registration and renewals can be made in the portal: www.hrylabour.gov.in

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

Central

Quick And Quality Redressal Of Public Grievances In CPGRAMS And EFPiGMS Portal Within 15 days

As per recent EPFO circular dated 16th June 2017, the EPFO has directed that all grievances received in any office of EPFO should invariably be finally resolved to the satisfaction of the concerned member /complaint within stipulated time limit of 15 days and no grievance should remain pending in CPGRAMS and EPFiGMS for more than 15 days from the date of its registration. Grievances can be submitted on the following portals http://pgportal.gov.in/ and http://epfigms.gov.in/

Effective Date: 16th Jun, 2017
Released Date: 14th Jun, 2017

Kerala

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department had revised the minimum rates of wages for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment vide G.O.(P) No.196/2016/LBR, dated 21-12-2016 with no changes to rates of Minimum Wages for Computer Software Sector vide G.O.(MS) No. 111/2011/LBR, dated 09-08-2011. 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 April 2017 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 14th Jun, 2017

Kerala

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department had revised the minimum rates of wages for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment vide G.O.(P) No.196/2016/LBR, dated 21-12-2016 with no changes to rates of Minimum Wages for Computer Software Sector vide G.O.(MS) No. 111/2011/LBR, dated 09-08-2011. 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 April 2017 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 13th Jun, 2017

West Bengal

The West Bengal Minimum Wages Notification (July 2017)

The Government of West Bengal as per notification No. 477/703/Stat/2RW/29/2016/LCS/JLC, has released the minimum rates of wages effective 1st July 2017

Effective Date: 1st Jul, 2017
Released Date: 8th Jun, 2017

Central

Guidelines To File EPFO And ESIC Common Returns At USSP

As per ease of doing business reforms introduced by the Government of India, the Government is in the process of building the portal for the combined online filing of returns and the combined online registration for the EPFO and ESIC. The combined registration/ returns can be completed from the portal https://shramsuvidha.gov.in for both EPFO and ESIC. Please refer to the guideline documents for further clarification

Effective Date: 8th Jun, 2017
Released Date: 8th Jun, 2017

Central

Clarification On PF Deduction For Indian Employees (International Workers) Returning From Foreign Country

As per recent EPFO circular dated 8th June 2017, the EPFO has clarified that the Indian International workers who come back to India shall not be treated as International worker for purposes of PF deduction, unless the Indian employee fulfils the following conditions: that (i) he has worked or is going to work in a foreign country with which India has entered a Social Security Agreement and (ii) he is eligible to avail the benefits under a social security programme of the said foreign country. Thus, Indian Expatriate Employees who do not fulfil the aforesaid two conditions and who come back to work in India after having worked in a foreign country will fall under the definition of "employee" under the EPF Act and not of "International worker" under the EPF Scheme, and PF deductions shall be made accordingly

Effective Date: 8th Jun, 2017

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