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Released Date: 25th May, 2018


Declaration Of PF Rate Of Interest For EPF Members Account For The Year 2017-18

As per EPFO notification dated 25th May 2018, the EPFO has conveyed the approval of the Central Government via The Ministry of Labour and Employment to credit interest at 8.55% for the year 2017-18 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under Para 60 of EPF Scheme, 1952

Effective Date: 25th May, 2018
Released Date: 23rd May, 2018

Tamil Nadu

Professional Tax Rates Notification For Tamil Nadu 1st April 2018

As per notification no.70, Greater Chennai Corporation of Tamil Nadu has released the Professional Tax Revised Rates for the Corporation effective 1st April 2018

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
Released Date: 21st May, 2018


Administrative Charges Revised Under The Employees Provident Funds Scheme (PF)

As per notification S.O. 2011 (E) published in the Gazette of India dated 21st May 2018, the Ministry of Labour and Employment in consultation with the Central Board has revised the administration charges payable under Employees Provident Funds Scheme to 0.50 % of the pay as referred in Paragraph 30 and Paragraph 38 (1) of the scheme. The revised admin charges will be effective 1st June 2018. The Ministry has further clarified that nothing contained in this notification shall affect the administrative charges payable in respect of the period up to and inclusive of the 31st May, 2018

Effective Date: 1st Jun, 2018
Released Date: 15th May, 2018


The Haryana Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2018)

The Government of Haryana vide Notification No. No. I.R. -2 / 16831-967 has released the variable dearness allowance towards Minimum Wages effective from 1st Jan 2018

Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2018
Released Date: 15th May, 2018


The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Mar 2018)

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.1/2018/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 March 2018 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Mar, 2018
Released Date: 15th May, 2018


Haryana Third Party Certification/Audit Scheme

As per notification published in the Haryana Government Gazette dated 15th May 2018, the Haryana Government has released Third Party Certification / Audit Scheme to simplify the business regulations (Ease of Doing Business), to facilitate entrepreneurs for making the compliance of the provisions of various labour laws easy. The scheme is optional. Under The Factories Act, 1948 the factory audit will be conducted by Safety Auditors recognized as per approval by the Chief Inspector of Factories. The scheme is also applicable to other labour laws viz. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, Equal Remuneration Act 1976, Motor Transport Workers’ Act, 1961, Punjab Industrial Establishments (National & Festival Holidays & Casual and Sick Leave) Act, 1965 and The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RECS) Act, 1979. Under labour laws mentioned the compliance audit will be conducted by Compliance Auditors recognized as per approval of the Labour Commissioner. The scheme can be referred for further details.

Effective Date: 15th May, 2018
Released Date: 9th May, 2018

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The Dadra And Nagar Haveli Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

As per notification No. LEO/MWA/SA/565/2018 Minimum Wages released for the union territory of Dadra And Nagar Haveli effective 1st April 2018

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
Released Date: 4th May, 2018


The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017

As per notification published in the official Delhi Gazette dated 5th May 2018, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has amended the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 in its application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi. As per the amendment the definition of State Government has been stated. The amendment has also listed components to be considered in fixing or revising the minimum rates of the wages. The important changes which will effect employer have been summarised in the following points: (i) Payment of wages shall compulsorily be made by depositing the same in the bank account of the employees, electronically or by account payee cheque. Cash payment is only allowed to daily wages workers and in case of special circumstances like natural calamities, fire in the establishment etc. (ii) Earlier overtime payment had to be paid as fixed under the Act or under any law of the appropriate government without any minimum limit, now this overtime rate cannot be fixed below twice the normal rate of wages. (iii) Employee cannot be retrenched, dismissed, terminated or laid-off without the prior approval of the Authority during the pendency of the proceeding or inquiry for claims under Section 20 (2). (iv) Penalty under Section 22 for payment of less than the minimum rates has been drastically increased. Earlier it was imprisonment which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both. Now it is imprisonment of three years, or with fine of fifty thousand rupees, or with both. (v) Penalty for contravening any provision of this Act or of any rule or order under this act has been drastically increased. Earlier it was only fine which may extend to five hundred rupees. Now it is imprisonment for a term of one year, or with fine twenty thousand rupees or with both. (vi) A new Section for application to the National Capital Territory of Delhi has been inserted stating that the employer shall Upload the employee data on website or web portal in the manner as may be prescribed

Effective Date: 5th May, 2018
Released Date: 30th Apr, 2018


The Odisha Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2018)

As per notification number 4909/LC, the Government of Odisha has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2018 for the State of Odisha

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2018
Released Date: 24th Apr, 2018


Amendments To The Guidelines Of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) For EPF And EPS Members

As per EPFO circular dated 24th April 2018, the EPFO has intimated an amendment to the guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana. As per the amendment to the guidelines the Government of India will pay the full employer's contribution (EPF and EPS both) w.e.f. 1st April 2018 for a period of three years to the new employees and to the existing beneficiaries for their remaining period of three years through EPFO. The last date of registration of beneficiary through establishment is 31st March 2019

Effective Date: 24th Apr, 2018

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