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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mandatory registration of Digital Signature Certificate (Class 2 and above) of the authorized signatories of the establishments (having more than 100 ECR members) with EPFO.

Dear All

Enclosed is the Circular in regards to Mandatory registration of Digital Signature Certificate (Class 2 and above) of the authorized signatories of the establishments (having more than 100 ECR members) with EPFO.

Mandatory registration of Digital Signature Certificate

Friday, March 21, 2014

Gujarat New Minimum wages effective from 25th Feb 2014

Dear All,

Pls refer to the draft Notification in regards to the New Minimum  wages effective from 25th Feb-2014 . Earlier the Minimum wages were revised on 11th Feb 2009 

In the present Notification the Rate of Wages is Fixed in three categories 




Sr No
Classes of Employees.
Rates     Payable per day(Rs.).
Rates     Payable per day(Rs.).


Zone( 1)
Zone-(2)
1
Skilled
293.00
284.00
2
Semi Skilled
284.00
276.00
3.
Un-skilled
276.00
268.00

Note:Please refer Annexure annexed herewith for details of employees belongs to particular class (i.e.Skilled, Semi-skilled and Un-skilled) of particular Schedule employment.)

(a) The basic rates of wages as set out in column 3 of the Schedule appended here to in
respect of zones specified in the said column for the employees employed in the said
scheduled employments in the State of Gujarat as the basic rates payable by the day
respectively in suchzones to the classes of the employees mentioned against them in
column2 thereof ;and

(b) a special allowance, and directs that so long as this notification is in force, the rates of
such special allowance shall be adjusted by the competent authority, at the interval of every six months commencing from the 1st October and the 1st April on the basis of the
averagecost of Living Index Number for the preceding period for six months ending on the
30th June and 31st December, respectively in such manner that:-



Explanation for the purpose of this notification :

(1) (a)Zone-I shall comprise the area in the State of Gujarat within the limits of the Municipal Corporation as constituted under the Gujarat Provincial Municipal Corporation Act, 1949 and the areas within the limits of the Municipality as constituted under the Gujarat Municipalities Act,1963
and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of concerned Urban Development Authority.

(b) Zone-II shall comprise all the areas in the State of Gujarat other than those included in Zone-I.

(2) In case of an employee employed on piecerate basis, the minimum rate of wages shall be so fixed that the minimum rates of wages plus special allowance payable to him, for the number of hours of work which constituted normal working day, shall not be less than the daily wages fixed for the class of employees to which he belongs.

(3) The UniversityCampus, the Agricultural University Campus and the CantonmentArea shall pay the minimum rates of wages of the scheduled employment of the nearest Zone.

(4) An employee employed on part-time basis shall be paid 50% of the minimum rates of wages and special allowance, if the works up to four hours and if he works more than four hours, he shall be paid full minimum rates of wages plus special allowance.

(5) An employee employed by contractor or other agencies shall not be paid less than the wages plus special allowance payable to the category of the employees to which they belong.

(6) The perquisites or facilities given to an employee shall not be withdrawn and no deduction shall be made in respect of such perquisites or facilities given to an employee after fixation of minimum rates of wages plus special allowance.

(7) Male and female employees should be given equal wages for equal work.

(8) The minimum rates of wages payable to an apprentice employed on skilled or semiskilled work shall be 75 per cent. of the minimum rates of wages and special allowance fixed for the class of employees to which he belongs for the first three months. After three months he shall be paid in full.

(9) The amendment made for computation of cash value vide Government Notification ,Labour and Employment Department,No.KHR/217/2001/MWA/1097-833-M(2) dated 15th December,
2001 is applicable to employment in any residential hotel, restaurant or eating house as defined in the Gujarat Shops and Establishments Act, 1948.

Draft Notification Enclosed 


Friday, March 07, 2014

Principal employer liable if contractor fails to pay wages to workers Delhi High Court Judgement

Dear All,

Appended below is the DELHI HIGH COURT Judgment  in regards to

Principal employer is liable for payment of wages to the workmen as per section 21(4) of the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act when the immediate employer i.e . contractor fails to discharge his obligation.

Even it is categorically stated in section 34 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 that in the event of the contractor failing to pay wages, the principal employer should be liable to pay the wages to the workmen.

The Centre has approved payment of 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF



Dear All

The Centre has approved payment of 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits in 2013-14 for over 5 crore subscribers of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation.

“The Finance Ministry has given its concurrence to the EPFO trustees’ decision to provide 8.75 per cent rate of interest to its members for the current fiscal,” an official said.

EPFO’s apex decision making body, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) headed by Labour Minister had decided to raise interest rate for the current fiscal to 8.75 per cent from 8.5 per cent paid in 2012-13, in its meeting held on January 13, 2014.

 


The Centre has approved payment of 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF