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Released Date: 17th Jan, 2018


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

Effective Date: 1st Nov, 2017
Released Date: 11th Jan, 2018

Tamil Nadu

Declaration Of Special Holiday In Tamil Nadu For Workers Employed In Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur

As per notification dated 11th January 2018, Tamil Nadu Government under Section 3(2) of The Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National, Festival And Special Holidays) Act, 1958, has declared a holiday tomorrow i.e 12th January 2018 in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram district. This is to allow workers from other parts of Tamil Nadu to go to their home town to celebrate Pongal festival

Effective Date: 11th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 8th Jan, 2018


Abolishing Of Uploading Copy Of Pan Card At The Time Of Registration Of Establishment

As per EPFO circular dated 8th January 2018, the EPFO has informed that the requirement of uploading the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishment has been examined and online system has been put in place for verifying details of PAN directly from the Income Tax Department. Hence, it has been decided by the competent authority that there is no need to upload the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishments. Information Services Division has already carried out necessary modifications in the software accordingly

Effective Date: 8th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 4th Jan, 2018


The Goa Factories (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2017

As per notification published in the Goa Official Gazette dated 4th January 2018, the Government of Goa has changed the fees for license, renewal of license and has extended the period of license renewal from five years to ten years. In case of a factory coming within the scope of the Act, where the application for registration and grant of license is made after the commencement of the manufacturing process, the occupier and manager, from the date of commencement of the manufacturing process till the date of submission of application for registration and grant of license, shall be liable to pay additional fee at the rate of two hundred percent of the fees payable per year. In case of closure of factory, along with notice of closure information sent shall be accompanied by a treasury receipt or an invoice for book adjustment, as the case may be, for payment of the fees due to be paid, if any, till the date of closure and a declaration stating that there is no presence of hazardous chemicals in the premises of the closed factory or the said hazardous chemicals have been shifted/disposed off in accordance with the relevant rules in force

Effective Date: 4th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 4th Jan, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (October 2017)

Uttar Pradesh Government has released notification dated 4 January 2018, confirming the VDA for the period from 01-04-2017 to 30-09-2017 will hold good for the period from 01-10-2017 to 31-03-2018.

Effective Date: 1st Oct, 2017
Released Date: 3rd Jan, 2018


Employer Contribution To EPF Need Not Mandatorily Exceed Statutory Wage Ceiling Limit

As per EPFO circular dated 3rd January 2018, EPFO has reiterated (the Supreme Court Judgment in the matter of Marathawada Gramin Bank Karamchari Sangathan and another Vs. Management of Marathawada Gramin Bank) and has directed that employers cannot be forced to contribute over and above the statutory wage ceiling in respect of their employees. However, option is available for the employees to contribute beyond the statutory wage ceiling if they so desire subject to the conditions enumerated under Para 26 (6) of the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952

Effective Date: 3rd Jan, 2018
Released Date: 30th Dec, 2017


The Karnataka Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2018)

As per Government Notification LMW,2017 dated 30th December 2017, Government of Karnataka has released the Minimum wages for all Shops and Establishment in the State of Karnataka

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


Haryana Holiday List 2018

Government of Haryana has released Haryana List of holidays for the year 2018 vide notification No. 28/67/2008-3GSII

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2018
Released Date: 29th Dec, 2017


Punjab Holiday List 2018

Government of Punjab has released Punjab List of holidays for the year 2018 vide release on the website

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2018
Released Date: 29th Dec, 2017


Introduction Of Combined Application For Registration And Unified Annual Returns Under The Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Central Rules, 1971

As per The Rationalisation of Forms and Reports Under Certain Labour Laws (Amendment) Rules, 2017 published in the official gazette dated 29th December 2017, forms for Application for Registration and Unified Annual Returns under The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 have been changed. The same forms for Application for Registration and Unified Annual Returns have been made applicable in the Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1998, The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1980. These forms replace earlier forms for Application for Registration and Annual Return under all three Central Rules. The Unified Annual Returns shall be filed online at the Shram Suvidha Portal:

Effective Date: 29th Dec, 2018

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