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Released Date: 17th Aug, 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Employment Of Women In Haryana Factories During Night Shifts

As per recent notification dated 17th August 2017, the Haryana Government has cited Madras High Court Decision in view of which the government will allow to employ women workers in the factories during night shifts i.e. from 7 pm to 6 am. Any factory in the State, registered under The Factories Act, 1948 may apply for this exemption. Such exemption will be valid for one year from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. Please refer the notification for conditions for grant of exemption

Effective Date: 17th Aug, 2017
Released Date: 17th Aug, 2017

West Bengal

Single Annual Integrated Online Return Under Various Labour Laws

As per notification published in the Kolkatta Gazette dated 28th August 2017, the Government of West Bengal has cited that multiplicity and varied periodicity of submission of Returns under Labour Laws has been a cause of unease amongst the Factories / Shops or Establishments / business entities; and thus, the Government has introduced the online submission of Single Annual Integrated Return under the following Acts: (i) Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970; (ii) The Building and Other Construction Workers' (RE &CS) Act, 1996; (iii) Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961; (iv) Interstate Migrant Workmen (RE &CS) Act, 1979; (v) Minimum Wages Act, 1948; (vi) Factories Act, 1948. The return can be filed by logging in to the portal: https://wblc.gov.in/applicant-login

Effective Date: 17th Aug, 2017
Released Date: 9th Aug, 2017


The Minimum Wages (Karnataka Amendment) Act, 2017

Government of Karnataka has released the Minimum Wages (Karnataka Amendment) Act, 2017, as per the Amendment Act the Karnataka Government has increased the penalties under the Section 22 and Section 22A of The Minimum Wages Act, 1948

Effective Date: 9th Aug, 2017
Released Date: 7th Aug, 2017

Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National And Festival Holidays) Amendment Act, 2017

As per Tamil Nadu Gazette dated 7th August 2017, the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended the Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act, 1958. As per the amendment the Government can now declare any day, other than holidays mentioned in the Act, as a special holiday with regard to any emergency or special circumstances prevailing in the State or any part thereof. State Government shall by separate notification release the effective dates for this Act

Effective Date: 7th Aug, 2017
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

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