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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Gujarat Minimum wages 1st Apr 2021 to 30th Sep-2021

 Gujarat Minimum wages have been revised from 1st Apr 2021 to 30th Sep-2021


Notification:-Gujarat VDA 01.04.2021 to 30.09.2021


Detail Industry-wise Breakup:- Gujarat Minimum Wages 1st Apr-2021 to 30th Sep-2021

Monday, April 05, 2021

Maharashtra Mini Lockdown 2.0

 Here’s a look at the “stricter” curbs imposed by the Maharashtra government that are effective from Monday and will remain in place till April 30

-A night curfew will be imposed between 8pm and 7 am during which only essential services will be allowed to operate.

--Prohibitory orders issued under section 144 will be enforced during the daytime during the week.

-- Maharashtra will be under a complete lockdown on weekends from Friday 8pm to Monday 7am.

--Theatres and multiplexes have been ordered to remain closed while film and television shootings will continue if there is no crowding, Nawab Malik said, adding, parks and playgrounds will also be closed.

-- Shopping malls, bars, restaurants, small shops will be open only for take-aways and parcels

--While there are no restrictions on traveling in trains, buses, taxis, and autos, they will operate at 50% of their capacity.

--Government offices will be allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity while private offices will have to allow their employees to work from home. Essential services like banks and power supply offices will be allowed to operate.

-- All Private office to remain closed 

--Industries and production sector, vegetable markets will function with Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), and construction sites will operate if there is an accommodation facility for workers

Circular:- Break The Chain Order Date 04 April 2021-compressed



Friday, April 02, 2021

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) in the state of Maharashtra.-Madhya Pradesh-Karnataka-Chhattisgarh

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 33 districts of Maharashtra/50 District of Madhyapradesh/26 districts of Chattishgarh/Karnataka(Some 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

Monday, March 22, 2021

Madhya Pradesh Social Security Code Rules 2020

 The Government of Madhya Pradesh has issued the Draft (Madhya) Social Security Code Rules, 2006 in the suppression of the following Rules: 

• Madhya Pradesh Employees Insurance Court Rules, 1963. 

• Madhya Pradesh Employees State Insurance (Medical Benefits Services System) Rules, 1959. 

• Madhya Pradesh Supplies to the Hospitals established under the scheme of employees, estate insurance rules, 1981. 

• Madhya Pradesh workmen’s compensation rules, 1962. 

• Madhya Pradesh workmen’s compensation (Occupational diseases) rules, 1963. 

• Madhya Pradesh maternity benefit rules, 1965. 

• Payment of Gratuity (Madhya Pradesh) Rules, 1973

• Madhya Pradesh Building and other construction workers (regulation of employment and conditions of service) rule, 2002. 

The following are the objectives: 

• The Draft Rules provide for the registration of establishments required to pay provident funds, employees’ insurance benefits to workers, payment of various benefits such as insurance, gratuity, and maternity benefits.

• The Draft Rules also provide for Aadhaar-based registration of construction workers, unorganized workers, and gig and platform workers.  Migrant construction workers will be entitled to benefits in the state where they are working.

•• The Draft Rules provide that there shall be a crΓ¨che facility in every establishment with 50 or more women employees.  Further, it provides detailed procedures for the application and payment of gratuity. 

All persons likely to be affected thereby and the notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of 45 days. Objections and suggestions if any may be addressed to the labor commissioner of Madhya Pradesh at  dslabourmp@mp.gov.in and lcmpwelfare@mp.gov.in. 

Notification:- Madhya Pradesh Social Security Code Rules 2020


Thursday, March 11, 2021

ESIC One time relaxation in contributory conditions for entitlement to receive medical benefits including super specialty Treatment

 Good News from ESIC 

As You are aware that during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, ESI Corporation has taken a number of measures so that IPsibeneficiaries face no difficulty in availing vinous benefits under ESI Scheme

Since the start of nationwide lockdown in March 2020 last year, a number of ESI covered it were shut down resulting in non-payment of contribution towards ES! Scherrie. Such ESI beneficiaries may face difficulty in availing medical benefit/ reimbursement of medical claims due to non-contribution 

Considering the potential hardship which may be faced by such beneficiaries it has been decided by the Competent Authority to grant one-time relaxation in entitlement criteria for ESIC Scheme Contribution while assessing eligibility for Medical benefits including Super specialty Treatment 

For benefit, it will assume that contribution has also been received during the contributory benefit  1stApr 2020 to 30th Sep 2020 there is no break in the contribution of  fund towards ESIC Scheme during this period 

 Circular

 ESIC Covid Relaxation for the Period Apr-2020 to Sep-2020.pdf

Friday, March 05, 2021

Code On Wages Draft Rules Karnataka 2021

 The draft of the Code on Wages Karnataka Rules, 2021 which The government of Karnataka proposes to make in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 67 of the Code on Wages, 2019 (Central Act No. 29 of 2019) is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of said section, for the information of all the persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft will be taken into consideration after thirty days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

Any objection or suggestion, which may be received by the State Government from any person with respect to the said draft before the expiry of the period specified above will be considered by the State Government. Objections and suggestions may be addressed to the Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Department of Labour, Room No 414, Fourth Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Bengaluru


Thursday, March 04, 2021

THE HARYANA STATE EMPLOYMENT OF LOCAL CANDIDATES ACT, 2020

 The following Act of the Legislature of the State of Haryana received the assent of the Governor of Haryana on the 26th February 2021 and is hereby published for general information


  • This Act may be called the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020
  • It extends to the whole of the State of Haryana
  • It shall come into force on such date, as the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify
  • This Act applies to all the Companies, Societies, Trusts, Limited Liability Partnership firms, Partnership Firm and any person employing ten or more persons and an entity, as may be notified by the Government, from time to time
  • It shall cease to have an effect on the expiry of ten years from the date of its commencement, except as respect to the things to be done or omitted to be done before such cesser, and upon such cesser section 6 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (Central Act 10 of 1897), shall apply as if this Act had then been repealed by a Central or State Act, as the case may be.
  • Employer” means a Company registered under the Companies Act, 2013 (Central Act 18 of 2013) or a Society registered under the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012 (1 of 2012) or a Limited Liability Partnership Firm as defined under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (Central Act 6 of 2009) or a Trust as defined under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 (Central Act 2 of 1882) or a Partnership Firm as defined under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (Central Act 9 of 1932) or any person employing ten or more persons on salary, wages or other remuneration for the purpose of manufacturing or providing any service or such entity, as may be notified by the Government from time to time, but shall not include the Central Government or the State Government or any organization owned by the Central Government or the State Government; 
Compulsory registration
  • On and from the date of commencement of this Act, every employer shall, register such employees receiving a gross monthly salary or wages not more than fifty thousand rupees or as notified by the Government, from time to time, on the designated portal, within three months of coming into force of this Act
  • Provided that no person shall be employed or engaged by any employer till the registration of all such employees is completed on the designated portal
Recruitment of local candidates.

  • After the commencement of this Act, every employer shall employ seventy-five percent of the local candidates with respect to such posts where the gross monthly salary or wages are not more than fifty thousand rupees or as notified by the Government, from time to time

  • Provided that the local candidates may be from any district of the State, but the employer may, at his option, restrict the employment of local candidates from any district to ten percent of the total number of local candidates
  • Provided further that no local candidate shall be eligible to avail the benefits under this Act unless he registers himself on the designated portal
Exemption
(1) The employer may claim exemption from the requirement of section 4, where adequate number of local candidates of the desired skill, qualification or proficiency are not available by applying to the Designated Officer in such form and manner, as may be prescribed. 

 (2) The Designated Officer shall, after such inquiry, as he deems fit and after evaluating the attempt made by the employer to recruit local candidates of the desired skill, qualification or proficiency, may either- 
(i) accept the claim of the employer for exemption from the provisions of section 4; or 
(ii) reject the claim of the employer for an exemption for reasons to be recorded in writing; or 
(iii) direct the employer to train local candidates to achieve the desired skill, qualification or proficiency. 

 (3) Every order made by the Designated Officer under sub-section (2), shall be placed on the website of the Government.

Employer to furnish report

Every employer shall furnish a quarterly report, by such date, as may be notified by the government in the Official Gazette, of the local candidates, employed and appointed during that quarter on the designated portal in such form, as may be prescribed

Penalties

Section 3 (Compulsory registration)

 If any employer contravenes the provisions of section 3 of this Act or of any rules made thereunder or of any order in writing given thereunder, he shall be guilty of an offense punishable with the penalty which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees and if the contravention is still continued after conviction, with a further penalty which may extend to five hundred rupees for each day till the time contravention is so continued.

Section 4 (Recruitment of local candidates)

if any employer contravenes provisions of section 4 or of any rules made thereunder or of any order in writing given thereunder, he shall be guilty of an offense punishable with the penalty which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees and if the contravention is still continued after conviction, with a further penalty which may extend to one thousand rupees for each day till the time contravention is so continued. 

Section 5(Exemption)

 If any employer disobeys any order in writing made by the Designated Officer under section 5, he shall be guilty of an offense punishable with the penalty which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to fifty thousand rupees and if the contravention is still continued after conviction, with a further the penalty which may extend to one hundred rupees for each day till the time contravention is so continued.

Notification:- THE HARYANA STATE EMPLOYMENT OF LOCAL CANDIDATES ACT, 2020


Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Karnataka Minimum Wages 2021-2022

Karnata Govt has revised & Increase in Cost of Living Allowance (DA) payable in Scheduled Employment under Minimum Wage Notification for the period from 01/04/2021 to 31/03/2022


Industries/Category
Notification
Shop & Establishment πŸ‘‰
Karnataka MW 2021-2022-Shop & Establishment-compressed
Hotel & Restaurant πŸ‘‰
Security πŸ‘‰




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 


Circular:-πŸ‘‰karnataka-shops-amendment-act-2020


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 )


CircularπŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰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.