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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Karnataka Shops And Commercial Establishments (Second Amendment) Act, 2020

Karnataka Govt has made some changes in the leave rules vide notification no. 08 Of 2021 has amended the provision for annual leave with wage under Section 15(7) of Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961. As per the amendment, the total number of days of leave that may be carried forward towards a succeeding year is increased to forty-five days for all employees. Please refer to the notification for more details

Earlier the limit of carrying forward was 30days which has increase to 45days 


Monday, February 22, 2021

Approval for allowing ESI beneficiaries to seek medical services from nearby empaneled hospital directly without referral, in case of non• availability of ESI health care system i.e. Hospital/Dispensary/IMP etc. within a radius of 10 KM of his/her residence.

 Dear all,

A very Good move is made by ESIC Dept has given approval for allowing  ESI beneficiaries to seek medical services from the nearby empaneled hospital directly without a referral,  in case of Non-availability of ESIC Health care i.e. Hospital/Dispensary/IMP, etc. within a radius of 10 KM of his/her residence  

1. ESIC   empanelled   hospitals   as   per   following   operational guidelines :-

2. ESI  beneficiaries of those areas (newly as well as already implemented) where no    ESIC/ESIS health  care delivery  facility i.e. hospital,  dispensary, IMP, etc. exists within the     radius of 10 KMs of IPs residence, shall be eligible

3. ESI  beneficiaries  of  such   areas  may  approach  nearest  ESIC impaneled hospital with    ESI card or print out of online Health  Passbook or "ePehchaan The letter" issued by the         employer for availing the required  medical consultation

4.  Once the  ESI  beneficiary  attends  the impaneled hospital,  the  prima   face       verification regarding the identity  of the  beneficiary in  terms of genuineness shall be ascertained by the impaneled  Hospital after cross verifying with Aadhaar card  or any  Govt. issued  photo  I  Card.  Additionally,  the eligibility shall be verified through the UTI  application by feeding in the  IP Number.  UTI  portal has been integrated with the Panchdeep  Module of  ESIC. This verification shall be done by the person authorized by impanelled hospital for such purpose.

5. Once  OPD consultation   of  the  beneficiary  is  carried  out,   the impanelled hospital  shall   upload the  photo  of IP / beneficiary and photocopy of Aadhaar on  UTI  portal along with bill raised at  CGHS  rate.  Further,  as  and  when Aadhaar is  implemented,  an   Aadhaar based online verification  system  shall be devised and incorporated into the system

Such    Beneficiarie may   see reimbursemen o purchase medicines prescribed 
during  OPD consultation  through  nearest  DCBO or Regional office where DCBO is  not available. Further,  an online system  shall be developed in due course for processing and settlement of such reimbursement claims

( This means Once u take the  treatment from the nearest nearby empaneled hospital and as the medicines & the treatment cost which is spent will be reimbursed at the CGHS rate as defined )

Circular👉👉esic Benefites 10kms.pdf

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Maharashtra State Tax On Professions, (Second Amendment) Rules, 2021

 The Government of Maharashtra vides notification no.PFT-1221/C.R.3/Taxation-3 has amended the Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Rules, 1975.

As per the notification, for providing permanent account number or tax deduction and collection account number under rule 4A, it is added that when a company applies for a certificate of registration or enrolment, it shall provide the Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) under the Income Tax Act, 1961 of all the directors and authorized signatory of the Company. If Pan number is not available then passport Number
This is a permanent requirement while applying the PTRC & PTEC Number for New Company
Furthermore, the provision for the exhibition of certificates under rule 8 has been deleted. Please refer to the notification for more details

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ESIC join hands with the National Health Authority

 In a big leap taken by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to ensure better accessibility of medical facilities for its beneficiaries, the corporation has joined hands with the National Health Authority (NHA) to leverage the medical infrastructure available under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) in the state of Maharashtra.

The tie-up with PM-JAY was initially implemented on a pilot basis in Maharashtra in the district of Ahmednagar and now has been extended to the entire state sans the south Mumbai region, Pune and Kolhapur districts
Key Benefits of AB PM-JAY and ESIS convergence:
ESIC beneficiaries will get access to healthcare providers under AB PM-JAY
  • AB PM-JAY beneficiaries will be able to avail themselves of services in ESIC impaneled hospitals.
  • Beneficiaries of ESIC can use their ESIS card to access free treatment at AB PM-JAY impaneled hospitals.
  • Similarly, beneficiaries of AB PM-JAY can use their PM-JAY card to access free treatment at ESIC impaneled hospitals.
  • For more information, beneficiaries can call ESIC tollfree number: 1800 112 526/ 1800 113 839
Pls refer to the attached List of empaneled hospitals under PMJAY under SRO Pune
We will be updating the same time to time as we receive the list
Pls inform the ESIC beneficiaries of the same

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Maharashtra Minimum wages 1st Jan 2021 t0 30.06.2021

Maharashtra Govt has revised the Minimum wages from 1st Jan 2021 to 30.06.201 necessary Marathi Notification has been uploaded Further we have uploaded the English version which has the Basic wages & Special Allowance and Monthly payout of the same

A brief description of the respective zone also is given below
  • "Zone shall comprise of the areas falling within the limits of all Municipal Corporations, Cantonment areas and Industrial areas within 20 Kilometers radius from all Municipal Corporations limit;
  • Zone II shall comprise of the areas falling within the limits "A" and "B" grade Municipal Councils;
  • Zone III shall comprise of all other areas the State, which are not included in Zone and II."

Marathi Version:- Marathi Circular

English Version:- Maharashtra Minimum Wages 1st Jan 2021 to 30th June 2021

An additional 5 % HRA  is to be added along with the Minimum wages i.e. ( Basic +Special allowance) 

Monday, February 01, 2021

Deployment Of Electronic Facility At Employer Interface Of EPFO’s Unified Portal For Principal Employers To View EPF Compliances Of Their Contractors And Contract Workers

The EPF & MP Act, 1952 defines employee u/s 2 (f) as any person who is employed for wages in any kind of work, manual or otherwise, in or in connection with the work of an establishment, and who gets his wages directly or indirectly from the employer and includes any person employed by or through a contractor in or in connection with the work of the establishment. 

Many employers outsource business processes of their establishment to contractors and also engage workers in or in connection with the work of the establishment by or through contractors and in such cases employer’s liability under EPF & MP Act, 1952 is payable by the Principal employers. The contractors are registered independently as an establishment with EPFO and they are required to report EPF compliance in r/o workers provided to their Principal Employers through ECRs. The UANs of the workers and the attendance/wage payment records are verified by the Principal employers to settle the claims.

EPFO has introduced a new facility in its unified portal enabling the employers to declare their contractors and the period of the contract so that they may view and monitor the compliances in respect of their contract employees reported in the ECR. Through this facility, the principal employers can also view whether the employer’s share of EPF contributions paid by the principal employer has been remitted by the contractor for all contract workers or not. Please refer to the notification for more details

Circular:- Deployment of the electronic facility at Employer Interface of EPFO’s Unified Portal for Principal Employers to view EPF compliances of their Contractors & contract Workers

Friday, January 29, 2021

Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 shall come into force from February 01, 2021, in areas of, Dharmapuri district and Ranipet district, in the State of Tamil Nadu.

The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) on January 27, 2021, has issued a notification specifying that certain notifications of the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 shall come into force from February 01, 2021, in areas of, Dharmapuri district and Ranipet district, in the State of Tamil Nadu.

The following provisions have been mentioned:
• sections 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and sections 45A to 45H of Chapter IV, which specifies the contributions in the Act.
• sections 46 to 73 of Chapter V, which specifies the benefits in Act.
• sections 74, 75. sub-sections (2) to (4) of section 76, 80, 82, and 83 of Chapter VI, which specifies the adjudication of disputes and claims.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Self-reliant Bharat Rojgar Yojana: Great relief for job seekers and employers, know how and who will get benefit

 Dear All,

The scheme ABRY under EPFO which was launched in Nov-20, the Notification or Guidelines of the same has been issued by the PF Department. We enclose the Notification in pdf format having guidelines in detail with illustrations. PFA

Main points under the same are as follows:

1) The Scheme begins from 1st October 2020 and shall remain in force for  registration of eligible employers and new employees up to 30th June 2021

2) New employee to be eligible under the scheme -

    a) His salary to be less than Rs. 15,000/-

   b) He should not have been working in any establishment and he should 
      not have a UAN prior to 01st October 2020

   c) If he already has an existing UAN, but if he quit from the previous establishment during the period from 01.03.20 to 30.09.20, then such date of exit shall be considered as a left job due to Covid-19. Hence, such an 
     the employee is eligible for the benefit.

   d) His UAN should be seeded with Aadhaar.

   e) The benefit shall be for the period of 24 months or till his salary is less than        15,000 whichever is earlier

3) Company's Form 5A in PF Portal should be updated

4) Minimum 2 new employees should be joining (and be eligible) in a firm having less than 50 employees. And a minimum of 5 new employees should be eligible in a firm having more than 50 employees. If less, then the company would not get the benefit

5) Base reference of employees' strength shall be taken as reflecting during the month of September. The employee strength should not fall below this level.

6) In case if an employee becomes eligible under the Scheme and the company opts for the same, the employer should not deduct the employee's share of 12%

7) For companies having less than 1,000 employees, both employees' share and employer share to be borne by Govt. For more than 1000 employees, only employees share of 12% shall be provided. All the benefits are subject to conditions as prescribed in the guidelines.

For any other query, feel free to revert

Youtube Link:- YouTube webinar

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Haryana Minimum Wages Notification effective 1st July 2020


The Government of Haryana vide Notification I.R- 2/2020/11083-11109 has released the variable dearness allowance towards Minimum Wages effective from 1st July 2020 declared on 11th Nov 2020 

Notification:- 👉 The Haryana Minimum Wages Notification 1st July 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

Introduction Of Auto Renewal System In The State Of Haryana


The State Government of Haryana vide Order no 9439 has introduced the auto-renewal of the licenses under rule 29 of The Haryana Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Rules,1975 read with section 13 (31 of The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 and under rule 14 of The Haryana Inter-State Migrant Workmen Rules, 1981 read with section 9 (3), 35 (2) (d) of The inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,1979. 

As per the notification, the auto-renewal has been approved subject to the following conditions:- 

(1) The duration of renewal of licenses procured via auto-renewal online system would remain the same as being provided at present as per the Act, which is one year. 

(2) The provision of auto-renewal will be applicable only in cases where there is no change in the desired fields i.e. name of occupier, name, and address of the factory or establishment, maximum no. of workers except the year/years, etc. from the previous licenses. Whenever there is a change in any condition or the requirement in the previous license then in such case the process of online application for renewal will be followed. 

(3) The fees for auto-renewal have to be deposited by e-GRAS through the website of the Labour Department i.e. If the requisite fees are not deposited via e-GRAS and any other method like treasury challan or e-challan is adopted then the usual method of online renewal will be followed



Introduction Of Auto Renewal System In The State Of Haryana.pdf

Telangana Government introduces new online platform for ease of compliance of factories

 The State Government of Telangana has introduced the approval of new factory plans and existing factory revised plans through online mode and sending messages to the Factory Management on the status of approvals. 

1. Approval of new Factory plans and existing factory revised plans through online and sending messages to the Factory Management on the status of approvals.

2. Grant of Licence, Amendment, and Transfer of factory Licenses through online and sending messages to the Managements on the status of the grant of Licenses.

3. Payment of Annual Licence fees up to 10 years made through online and sending messages to the factory management for making payments of Licence fees.

4. Filing of single Integrated annual return by Factories managements shall be applicable for both Factories and Labour departments. No need to submit separately for Factories and Labour departments.

5. Sending Messages to the factory's management regarding Inspections, Communication of Inspection reports, Inspections Orders/Notice, and Show cause notices through online and submission of Compliance by the factory's Managements through online.

Statutory Alert ! Paid Holiday On 3rd November 2020 For Employees Eligible To Vote In Karnataka Bye-Elections

The Election Commission Of India has notified 3rd November 2020 as the date on which bye-election to the Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) and Sira Constituencies in the State Of Karnataka is scheduled to be held. Now, the Government of Karnataka, Labour Department vide. its circular dated 9th October 2020 has directed employers of Shops, commercial establishments, Factories, and other Establishments to declare for every employee working therein whose name is included in the electoral roll of the two assembly constituencies where the bye-election is to be held on 3rd November 2020, to be allowed on the polling day, a day's paid holiday to enable them to exercise their franchise. 

This circular has been issued under Section 3A of the Karnataka Industrial Establishments National Festival Holidays Act, 1963 inter alia covers shops, commercial establishments, factories, etc. 

The circular further states that employers found in violation of the above said provision, shall be penalized under the Act. Further, vide. Circular dated 16th October 2020, the Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety And Health Department has also issued similar directions declaring paid holiday for workers of factories in the State who are enrolled as the voters in the above said constituency. 

Therefore, Employers of Shops, Commercial Establishments, Factories and other establishments in Karnataka are highly advised to comply with these directions issued by the Labour Commissioner and to declare paid holiday to their employees who are registered voters in the said bye-election to the two assembly constituencies in the state



Saturday, October 03, 2020

Bonus Payable Guidelines ( West Bengal ) for the Year 2020

 The Government of West Bengal vide circular No. Labr./210/(LC-IR)/3C-01/18 has issued guidelines to be followed by all employers and employees of the state covered under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (''Act'') while settling the legitimate dues of the workers in respect of bonus for the year 2020 in terms of the said Act in the interest of maintenance of Industrial peace and harmony,:-                                                                                       

(1) It is expected that the employers would adopt a flexible attitude on the issue of the payment of bonus                            

(2) All establishments where the bonus was paid in the previous year are requested to see that the rate of bonus payable this year is not lower than that of last year. Employers are also requested to consider payment of an amount of exgratia in lieu of bonus as is admissible at the maximum stage to those employees who have crossed the eligibility limit as per the Act                                                                   

(3) All employees, whether in casual employment/re-employment after retirement/employed through contractors and have worked for not less than 30 days during the year should be paid a bonus                                                         

(4) The employers in default towards payment of bonus for the previous year are requested to make such payments this year along with the bonus for the current year.                                                                                                            

(5) The Government appeals to all trade unions and employers' organization to extend their cooperation in peaceful and effective settlement of industrial disputes concerning bonus without any disruption of work                                     

(6) The Government has noted that in many cases, in previous years, employees of the IT sector, Hotel and Restaurants, Shops & Establishments, Security Workers, and some workers in jute mills did not get any bonus. It is hoped that the situation will not be similar this year.                                                                                                                 

(7) All payments of bonus should be made before the commencement of Durga Puja, 2020.                                        

Even employers in an unorganized sector where most employees are not covered under the Act are expected to pay bonus/ex-gratia to their workers before the commencement of Durga Puja, 2020. 

Hence, all employers having their establishments in West Bengal may make note of the above guideline and comply accordingly

Notification:- 👉 Guidelines To Settle The Legitimate Dues Of Workers Under The Payment Of Bonus Act, 1965 In West Bengal

Chhattisgarh Minimum wages from 1st Oct 2020 to 31st Mar 2021


Chattisgarh Minimum Wages have been revised from 1st Oct 2020 to 31st Mar 2021

Friday, October 02, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Minimum Wages from 1st Oct 2020 to 31st Mar 2021


The Labour Department of Madhya Pradesh State has revised the minimum wages of several categories, which is valid from 1st October 2020 to 31st March 2021.


Class of Employment

Basic Per Day

Basic Per Month

VDA Per Day

VDA Per Month

Total Per Day

Total Per Month

Highly Skilled