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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Universal Number Compulsory for EPF withdrawal from 1st Jan 2016

Dear employers,

1.Universal account number(uan) has been made compulsory  to avail all services like settlement of claims, filing of complaints etc. W.e.f. 1st January 2016.

2.Any claim, complaint, grievances, correspondence will be entertained only if uan is mentioned.

3.Those who are not having uan may obtain it from the internet portal of Epfo
  www.epfindia.gov.in at the home page menu “ for citizens “. Pls see the link       http://epfindia.com/site_en/CitizensServices.php?id=sm16_index

4.The employers shall not forward any claim without an uan to avoid any penal action.


Respective circular is self-explanatory

Universal Account Number Compulsory from 1st Jan 2016

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bonus Amendment Bill (2015) as passed in Loksabha

Dear all,

The Lok Sabha today passed a bill allowing doubling of wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers with establishments with 20 or more workers, with the benefits being applicable retrospectively from April 2014.


The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015, was passed by a voice vote, with some members objecting to the raising of eligibility limit for payment of bonus from a salary of Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000.

Pls refer to the link & bill

Bonus amendment as passed in Lok Sabha 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Launch of Upfront Allotment of UAN to employees


Dear all,

Good News from EPF 

A. Any citizen, even if not a member of EPF, can obtain UAN through online
    mode. 
B. To register for UAN, an Online facility has been made available in public     
     domain as a single page form. 

C. There is no need to submit any physical documents. 

D. The citizen is required to provide only few information like KYC, contact and        Bank details. 
E.  UAN would be sent on the mobile number of the applicant through SMS.

http://epfindia.com/site_en/CitizensServices.php?id=sm16_index













Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Simple steps to change your EPF nomination in UAN online portal

Dear all,

As almost one year has been over in regards to generation of Universal Account Number ( UAN) it was launch on 16th Oct 2014 after that many changes and upgradation have been come across in the respective UAN portal 

Good News for EPF Subscriber  now then can  update the family information online by simple steps wherein in case of death /old age pension the respective nominee can get the benefit  the respective steps in this regards is appended below

Simple steps to change your EPF nomination in UAN online portal.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Factories (Maharashtra Amendment) Act 2015

The amendment bill amends Section 66(1) (c) of Factories Act, 1948 to ease provisions related to working of women in night shifts in the state. 

Key facts 

* The amendment of 67-year old Act also makes mandatory for factory managements to ensure security of women working in night shifts. 

* Prior to amendment, the section 66(1) (c) of parent Act did not allowed women employees to work in the factories in night shift between from 7 PM and 6 AM. 

* Apart from this, the amendment bill also enables workers to be eligible for paid leave after working for 90 days in a year instead of the current 240 days or more. 

* Besides this, the amendment also does not make mandatory for workers to take the management’s permission for working overtime. In this regard, the amendment bill has increased the working limit to 115 hours from the current 75 in 3 months. 

With this, Maharashtra has joined the list of 6 Indian states that already have allowed women to work in night shifts or are in the process of doing so. They are Rajasthan, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.



Sunday, December 06, 2015

Principal employer can be liable for EPF contribution of contractor when the latter does not have code number. and Principal employer not liable for provident fund dues of contractor with independent code number.

Dear all

As per the recent judgement as passed by the PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT  Principal employer can be liable for EPF contribution of contractor when the latter does not have code number. and Principal employer not liable for provident fund dues of contractor with independent code number.

IMPORTANT POINTS
  • When code No. is allotted to a contractor under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, it becomes an establishment under section 2(e) of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 making it liable to pay EPF contributions of its employees.
  • When the contractor has not been allotted code No., the contributions in respect of contractor's employees shall have to be paid at the first instance by the principal employer and
    recover the same later on from the contractor.
  • The Contractor having an independent code No. under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, he is liable to pay EPF contributions in respect of employees whose salary is paid by it.
  • Principal employer is not liable to pay EPF contributions in respect of employees engaged through independent contractor who has been having an independent code No. under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.
Copy of the judgement is appended below

Friday, December 04, 2015

Labour Welfare Fund Goa New Changes W.E.F from 1st Aug 2015

Dear All,

Enclosed is the New Amendment in Labour welfare fund of Goa  now the New rate is as follow

“(1) Every employee shall contribute rupees one hundred and twenty per year to the Fund and every employer and the Government shall, in respect of each such employee, contribute rupees three hundred and sixty and rupees two hundred and forty, respectively, per year to the Fund.”

Accordingly  in month of June & December salary every year, Employee Contribution  will be Rs 60 & Employer Contribution will be Rs 180

Notification Pls Refer Page No 762

Goa Labour Welfare Fund Amendment 2015

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

New Online EPF Registration Process W.E.F 1st Dec 2015

Dear All,

From 1st Dec 2015 EPF has launch a new process in regards to  registration of Company EPF No , where in Now before registration we have to upload the Digital Signature, on specific uploading of Digital signature we can register for New EPF Number 

Further now in new registration no submission of digital signature will be required on successful uploading of the same it will be active.

Pls click the below link for the detail process of the same 

New Online EPF Registration Process W E F 1st Dec 2015