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Saturday, December 01, 2018

No Physical forms to be submitted to any pf office -Online submission compulsory

Dear all,

From 1st Dec 2018 EPF office will not accept physical EPF claim Forms.In order to enable employees to forward maximum claim through online mode, a few pre-requisites to be observe are as follows: -

  1. Employee should have activated UAN through EPF website, wherein employee’s mobile set will be required for receiving OTP.
  2. For Aadhar Seeding in UAN by employee, through UMANG app employees mobile set will be required for receiving OTP. In Case employer is seeding Aadhar number, the same is to be approved by DSC/ESIGN
  3. The UAN should be linked with Bank Account No & PAN and approved with DSC/ESIGN by employer.
  4. The mobile no. should be the same as given in Aadhar database
  5. The employer/employee should have seeded the Aadhar through EPF website or through UMANG app.
  6. Date of joining of member should have been entered by employer.
  7. Date of exit of member should have been entered by employer especially for final withdrawal cases.
  8. Mobile set should be available with the employee for receiving OTP while filing online claims (same mobile no. as given in Aadhar Database)
  9. Last four digit of the bank account no. should be available with the employee (Same bank account as linked in UAN Database)
In case of mismatch of name as per Aadhar Database vis-a vis office/system record, employer can get online request generated for NAME/DOB change and submit related documents to the office. Presently no facility for upload of supporting documents is provided online.

Employer is required to get UAN activated by employee, through member e-seva. Once UAN is activated, employer needs to approve KYC Data related to Bank Account, PAN and Aadhar at the earliest through DSC/ESIGN. It is to be noted that only Bank Account and PAN seeding with approval by DSC is dependent on employer, but UAN activation and Aadhar Seeding can be done by employee.

Employers are advised to complete the above task of Updation of KYC for all employee’s including those who have left and on priority for those who are still in service.

It is suggested that when employee comes to the employer for claim attestation and forwarding the UAN activation, Aadhar, PAN, Bank Account seeding process should be completed there itself, where after online claim can be submitted by the employee the next day.


Respective communication from EPF office 

EPFO_Aadhaar Seeding_UAN

Friday, November 02, 2018

The Odisha Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2018)

Odhisha Minimum Wages have been hike from 1st Oct 2018


1. The minimum rates of wages are all inclusive rates including the basic rates, the cost of living allowances and the cash value of the concessional supply if any of essential commodities.
2. The daily minimum rates of wages shall be inclusive of wages payable for the
weekly day of rest.

3. The minimum rates of wages are applicable to employees employed by contractors also.

4. The minimum rates of wages for disabled persons shall be same as payable to the workers of the appropriate category.

5. There shall not be any discrimination between male and female workers in the matters of payment of minimum wages in any category of employment.

6. (a) “Unskilled” work means work which involves simple operation requiring little or no skill or experience on the job.

(b) “Semi-skilled” work means work which involves some degree of skill or
competence acquired through experience on the job and which is capable of
being performed under the supervision or guidance of a skilled employee
and includes un-skilled supervisory work.

(c) “Skilled” work means work which involves skill or competence acquired
through experience on the job or through training as an apprentice or in a
technical or vocational institute and the performance of which calls for
initiative and judgment; and

(d) “Highly Skilled” work means work which calls for a high degree of
performance and full competence in the performance of certain tasks,
acquired through intensive technical or professional training or practices,
work experience for long years and also required for workers to assure full
responsibility for the judgment or decisions involved in the execution of these
tasks.

7. An adult employee shall work for 08 (eight) hours per day excluding half an hour of rest.

Telangana Government Declares Election Poll Holiday On 7th December 2018


As per notification published by the Telangana Government dated 30th October 2018, the Telangana Government has observed that the General Elections to Telangana State Legislative Assembly,2018 will be held on 07.12.2018 (Friday) in one phase for 119 Assembly Constituencies of 31 districts of the Telangana State and in connection with the conduct of poll a large number of Public Buildings, including Educational Institutions and other buildings will be utilized for the purpose of setting up of the polling stations and distribution centers. 

Thus, the Telangana Government has directed that 7th December 2018 shall be declared holiday if there is no holiday under the T.S. Factories and Establishments Act, 1974 (Act No.32/1974) and T.S shops and Establishments Act, 1988


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Exemption From Payment Of Late Fee Under Maharashtra Professional Tax


As per circular dated 19th October 2018, the Office of the Commissioner of Professional Tax has clarified that the whole late fee payable by the registered employer in respect of monthly or annual returns pertaining to periods April 2016 to November 2018 is exempted subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions mentioned, viz. : 

(1) Any amount payable as per return should have been/shall be on or before the due date.; 

(2) The aforesaid employers should submit the monthly or, as the case may be, annual returns pertaining to the periods April 2016 to November 2018 on or before 31st December 2018. The Office of Commissioner has further clarified that no refund or adjustment against any tax liability shall be allowed where late fee has already been paid


Delhi Revised Minimum wages & VDA from 1st Oct 2018


Government Of National Capital Territory of Delhi vide notification number F.No. 12(142)/02/MW/VII/3064 has released minimum wages including variable dearness allowance for the National Capital Territory of Delhi effective 1st October 2018


Notification:- The Delhi Minimum Wages Notification 1st October 2018















Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishment ( Amendment ) Ordinance, 2018


Dear All,

Please find attached herewith The Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishment ( Amendment ) Ordinance, 2018 through which section 3 to 8 of the Act is amended. 

Th Important amended provision is as follows

1. All the shops and Establishment can be kept open for all day in a year provided weekly off is complied with.

2. Women employees are permitted to work till 10 PM and after 10 PM in a group of 5 members out of which 2 are female employees without any special permission. 

3. Proper sitting facility should be provided while on duty. It is intended mainly for textile sector and other similar industry.

4. Maximum penalty has been increased up to to two Lakhs from  ten thousand. Detailed penalty structure appended below

5. Registers and records can be maintained in electronic format without any special permission


 SL No
SECTION
OLD PROVISION
NEW PROVISION
1
2(6)
Employees mean a person wholly or principally employed in and in connection with, any establishment and includes an apprentice
Employees mean a person wholly or principally employed in and in connection with, any establishment and includes an apprentice or any class of person as the government may by notification in the Gazette, declare to be an employee for the purpose of this Act
2
11
Shops and establishment to be closed one day in a week. Weekly off needs to be provided to the employees for every 6 days worked
Shops and Establishment can be opened all 365 days in an year without any special permission. One day weekly off needs to be provided to the employees for every 6 days worked
3
20
No women employee or any person who has not attained the age of 17 years are not permitted to work before 6 Am and after 7 PM.
No women employee or any person who has not attained the age of 17 years are not permitted to work before 6 AM and after 10 PM provided female employees are permitted to work after 10 PM in a group of 5 employees of which 2 employee should be women without any special permission.
4
21B
New Provision inserted
Adequate sitting facility should be provided while on duty.
5
29
Minimum penalty of Rs.5000 ( Five Thousand) and maximum penalty of Rs.10,000/-(Ten Thousand)
Minimum penalty of Rs.5000/- ( Five Thousand) and maximum penalty of Rs.200,000/-( Two Lakhs)
6
30
Registers and records needs to be maintained in a book format.
Registers and records can be maintained in electronic format without any special permission.

 SL NO
FAILURE
PENALTY
1
Failed to register the establishment under the Kerala S & CE Act
Up to 5000 and continuing breach with fine which may extend to Rs.250 for every day during which the breach continues after convictions for the first breach
2
failed to display a copy of the Kerala S & CE certificate
Up to 5000 and continuing breach with fine which may extend to Rs.250 for every day during which the breach continues after convictions for the first breach
3
Made to work for more than 8 hours a day 48 hours in any week and more than 10.5 hours including overtime
First offence, may extend to Rs.100,000/- and for a second or any subsequent offence, may extend to Rs.200,000/-.
4
Failed to provide intervals for rest of one hour
First offence, may extend to Rs.100,000/- and for a second or any subsequent offence, may extend to Rs.200,000/-.
5
Failed to grant weekly off
First offence, may extend to Rs.100,000/- and for a second or any subsequent offence, may extend to Rs.200,000/-.
6
Failed to provide annual leave with wages
First offence, may extend to Rs.100,000/- and for a second or any subsequent offence, may extend to Rs.200,000/-.
7
Failed to provide notice of Dismissal
First offence, may extend to Rs.100,000/- and for a second or any subsequent offence, may extend to Rs.200,000/-.
8
failed to provide extra wages for overtime work
Fine upto Rs.50,000/-
9
Failed to comply with the provision of employment of women and person below 17 years during night
Fine upto Rs.50,000/-
10
Failed to produce registers and records
Fine upto Rs.50,000/-
11
willfully obstructs an inspector
Fine upto Rs.100,000/-



Monday, October 01, 2018

Madhya Pradesh Minimum wages 1st Oct 2018 to 31st Mar 2019


Madhya Pradesh Minimum wages from 1st Oct 2018 to 31st Mar-2018 the respective schedule of employment is as under 

Scheduled Employment
Agriculture 
Blanket Manufacturing
Bone Mills
Brick Kilns
Cement pole or manufacture of Cement products.
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Constructions, and maintenance of Irrigation works
Cotton Ginning and Pressing
Engineering Industry
Food Products (including cakes, biscuits, confectionary, Ice-cream & Ice-candy, Beverages)
Forest and Forestry
Fuel Coke 
Handloom Industry
Katha Industry
Khandsari Industry
Kosa Industry
Lime Kiln
Local Authority
Murra Peha
Oil Mills
Plastic Industry
Potteries including manufacture of refractory goods, fire bricks, sanitary works, insulators tiles (excluding those made from cement) stone wire pipes, furnace lining bricks & other ceramic goods
Power Loom (including sizing and processing)
Printing Press
Public Motor Transport
Ramraj or Geru
Rice Mill, Floor Mill, or Dal Mill
Construction and maintenance of Roads and building operation 
Saw Mill
Shop,Commercial establishment, Residential Hotel and Theatre
Stone breaking or stone crushing
Tobacco (including beedi making Manufactory)
Tiles Manufactory (excluding Cement titles)
Any Establishment in which manufacturing activity as defined under section 2 (K) of the Factories Act is carried out and is not covered under any of the other scheduled employments

















Friday, September 21, 2018

Uttar Pradesh Minimum Wages from 1st Oct 2018 to 31st Mar 2019

Dear all

Uttar Pradesh Minimum wages have been revised from 1st Oct 2018 to 31st Mar 2019


Original Notification:- The Uttar Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification 1st October 2018

English: -Up Minimum Wages 1t Oct 2018 o 31st Mar 2019

Additional Compliance by Companies under POSH Act

Disclosure of compliance of above Act in Annual Report is mandatory
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, to make it part of the mandatory non-financial disclosures in annual reports of private companies under Section 134 of the legislation wherein non-disclosure attracts penal provisions.
Accordingly, all companies will have to provide “a statement that the Company has complied with provisions relating to the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013”, a panel meant to inquire into sexual harassment complaints filed by women employees. Section 134 lists the disclosure framework that directors of companies have to comply within the annual reports.

Gazetted Notification:- πŸ‘‰Notification-Under-Co.-Act-POSH


Friday, August 31, 2018

The Haryana Minimum Wages Notification (July 2018)


Haryana Minimum wages have been revised effective from 1st July 2018



S.NO.
Category
Monthly Wage
Daily Wage
1
UNSKILLED
8541.64
328.52
2
SEMI-SKILLED-A
8968.71
344.95
SEMI-SKILLED-B
9417.13
362.19
3
SKILLED-A
9887.99
380.30
SKILLED-B
10382.40
399.32
4
HIGHLY SKILLED
10901.52
419.28
5
Clerical & General Staff
(i) Below Matriculation
8968.71
344.95
(ii) Matriculation but not Graduate
9417.13
362.19
(iii) Graduate or above
9887.99
380.30
(iv) Steno Typist
9417.13
362.19
(v) Junior Scale Stenographer
9887.99
380.30
(vi) Senior Scale Stenographer
10382.40
399.32
(vii) Personal Assistant
10901.52
419.28
(viii) Private Secretary
11446.60
440.25
6
Data Entry Operator
9887.99
380.30
7
Driver
Light Vehicle
10382.40
399.32
Heavy Vehicle
10901.52
419.28
8
Security Guard
without weapon
8968.71
344.95
with weapon
10382.40
399.32
9
Security Inspector / Security Officer / Security Supervisor
10901.52
419.28
10
Safai Karamchari in any employment
9103.59
350.13