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 Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 25th May, 2017

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra And Nagar Haveli Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

As per notification No. LEO/MWA/SA/533/2017 Minimum Wages released for the union territory of Dadra And Nagar Haveli effective 1st April 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 23rd May, 2017


Implementation Of E-Court Management System

The EPFO as per circular dated 23rd May 2017 has notified the launch of the EPFO e-Court Management System, for quasi-judicial cases of categories 7A, 7B, 7C, 14B and 26B and Recovery Proceedings, its objective is to provide a transparent and electronic case management system. The EPFO has stated that once the system rolls out, the parties will be able to file all their paper, evidence, documents online and all the details along with their status can be assessed online

Effective Date: 23rd May, 2017
Released Date: 23rd May, 2017


The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

The Union Territory of Chandigarh vide Notification No. ST/ (CPI)/2017-2018/2058 has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
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: 5th May, 2017


The Water (Prevention And Control Of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 Repealed As Per The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017

As per The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017 published in the official gazette dated 5th May 2017, Section 18 of the Act provides for repeal of laws and the extent of repeal in the Third Schedule of the Act. The Third Schedule of the Act clearly states that The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 has been wholly repealed. The water cess was earlier being collected by the SPCBs (State Pollution Control Boards) / PCC (Pollution Control Committee), as per the GST guidelines the cess will now be subsumed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Thus, collection of water cess from certain industries under The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 shall be withdrawn and instead will be covered under GST with effect from 1st July 2017

Effective Date: 5th May, 2017

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