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Friday, April 29, 2016

Government plans to reduce EPF & MP act threshold 20 to 10 employees


25th Apr 2016

Government reducing EPF & MP act threshold 20 to 10 employees

Government plans to amend the existing law to bring firms with minimum ten employees under the Provident Fund coverage, the Lok Sabha was informed today.(25th Apr 2016)
Currently, companies with less than 20 employees are excluded from PF coverage. 

“A proposal for comprehensive amendment to the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 is under consideration of the Government which, inter alia, includes 20 to 10
 The same was mentioned by Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya (ministry of labour and employment) in written reply to a question in Loksabha today.

Government Raises EPF Interest Rate to 8.8 Percent for 2015-16

 In the third roll-back in two months, the government today raised interest rate on employee provident fund (EPF) contributions to 8.8 per cent for 2015-16 against 8.7 per cent approved by the Finance Ministry last week.
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya announced the decision to raise interest rate on a day employee unions had called nationwide protests against fixing interest rates lower than 8.8 per cent decided by the retirement fund body EPFO as well as 8.75 per cent paid for the previous fiscal.
"I am happy that finance ministry has agreed to 8.8 per cent for 2015-16," he told reporters here.
This is the third rollback on EPF. Last month the government was forced to withdraw the Budget proposal to tax a certain portion of withdrawals. Subsequently, it withdrew tighter withdrawal norms.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Interest on delayed payment of ESI contribution



Interest on delayed payment of ESI contribution As per new Memorandum/Instruction issued on 08.04.2016 by ESI Corpn, it has been decided that the interest on ESI contribution payable on omitted wages, shall be calculated calendar month-wise.

Prior to above instructions, the Interest on left-out wages/omitted wages reported by the Social Security Officer or Test Inspecting Officer where the number of employees, employee-wise details of wages paid and period of engagement of such employees was not available, is to be claimed after allowing a grace period of 21 days from the date of demand letter/C-18 notice from the Regional/Sub-Regional Office.

Henceforth, the interest is payable on such omitted wages from the day the ESI contribution on said omitted wages was payable.











Saturday, April 16, 2016

Implementation of ESI Scheme in new geographical areas of 12 revenue village of Kasauli Tehsil, Solan District in the State of Himachal Pradesh

NOTIFICATION
In exerc ise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 1 of Employees' State nsurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948) the Central Government hereby appoints the 1st April, 2016 as the date on which the provisions of Chapter IV except Sections 44 a nd 45 which have already been brought into force) and chapter -V and VI (exce pt Sub-Section (1) of Section 76 and Sections 77,78,79 and which have already been brought into force) of the said Act shall come into force he following areas in the State of Himachal Pradesh namely the respective notification is enclsoed for the same 

Implementation of AAdhar Based authentication of Beneficiaries under ESIC Act

Dear all,


Pls refer to the the respective circular as issued by  ESIC Central office where in all ESIC covered employees AAdhar Card Number is to be Link with the ESIC Number along with the ESIC Pechan card this will serve as Permanent Identity card in lieu of Biometric Pechan Card.

In case the Biometric Pechan Card is not fed the E-pechan card will only be temporary & the IP and the his/her family will not be entitled for treatment beyond 30 days of registration.

In case AAdhar number is not fed in then IP has to carry any govt issued photo identity card along with the  E-pechan card for getting the treatment.In case of family members if AAdhar number id not fed in then they also have to carry any govt issued photo identity  to avail the treatment.

ESIC AADHAR circular

Thursday, April 14, 2016

ESIC Challan Can Be file in One Consolidated template having multiple branches

Dear all,

Now Employers having multiple branches & having multiple sub codes can file the monthly contribution in One template from this Month i.e. from Mar-2016 (if they have already filed & generated the challan then they can file from Next Month)  

The creation of this facility is the result of almost 3 years of persistent follow up and efforts of Mr. Surendra Kumar Suri who retired from the Corporation as Assistant Director and is very active in assisting the stakeholders in the Corporation with his suggestions and advice, his efforts in this matter were strengthened when the Retail Association of India understood the benefit of his idea and joined hands with him to make representation to the Corporation.


This Facility is available in the Main code login in the Monthly contribution menu on the very down side pls select "
File Monthly Consolidate Contribution"



After selecting the same the respective screen shot will be available as shown below please select the respective month for which is to be filed 




After selecting the Month all the respective sub code as applied will be appearing here and we can select multiple Sub code and can generate the challan.
  


This is a very good move by the ESIC dept.





Tamil Nadu State Election Holiday on 16 May 2016

There will be a public holiday in Tamil Nadu on 16th May 2016 on account of General Elections of Legislative Assembly

Respective circular enclsoed TN State Election Holiday on 16 May 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

MINIMUM WAGES REVISED IN HARYANA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 declared on 5th Apr 2016


MINIMUM WAGES REVISED IN HARYANA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 declared on 5th Apr 2016
The Haryana government on 05th Apr 2016  revised the legal minimum wage in the state Earlier it was declared in the Month  of Nov-2015  effective date was from 25th Sep-2015 & now the effective date is from 1st Jan 2016 

Category of Workers
Current Wages (Rs.)
Revised wages per month (Rs.)
Revised wages per day (Rs.)
Unskilled
7600.00
7621.00
293.11
Semi skilled A
7980.00
 8002.34
307.78
Semi skilled B
8379.00
8402.00
323.15
Skilled A
8797.95
 8822.58
339.33
Skilled B
9237.85
 9263.71
356.29
Highly skilled
9699.74
 9726.89
356.29


Detail Notification enclosed 


Thursday, April 07, 2016

Bihar Minimum Wags 1st Apr 2016

Dear All,

Bihar Minimum Wags have been hiked from 1st Apr 2016 necessary Notification is enclosed for your ready reference 



Bihar Minimum wages april 2016

Gujarat High Court Stay on Bonus Act 2015

Dear All,

Pls Find enclosed is the Stay order on Bonus Act 2015 in regards to Gujarat State the respective stay order is for the F,Y 2014-2015

Honble-Gujarat-High-Court-Stay Order on bonus act 2015

Gujarat Stay Order Verdict -Details

Monday, April 04, 2016

Time to go viral and get the EPF withdrawal rules rolled back permanently

4 Apr 2016 — No news on permanent roll back of withdrawal rules after the CBT meeting held on Mar 29, 2016 during which one of the trustees questioned the merits of the new rules.

Unfortunately, it looks the recent temporary hold is to make necessary changes in the EPFO systems for implementing these rules and is not the outcome of discussions during the CBT meeting. Read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Confusion-in-EPFO-over-new-rules-payment-of-interest/articleshow/51433608.cms

The garment industry workers in Tamil nadu are on strike demanding withdrawal of these rules. While this is a good starting point, we need to create more pressure on EPFO and Govt. to roll back these rules permanently at the earliest.

Honestly, so far, we could not create any pressure on EPFO through this petition. So friends, let us use all possible means to spread this to media and opposition parties to bring pressure on EPFO and Govt. to roll back the withdrawal rules.

Till then, share the petition and say #NoEPFWithdrawalLimits

Madhya Pradesh Minimum wages from 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016

Madhya Pradesh Minimum wages from 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016 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





Necessary Notification is enclsoed for your kind perusal  

Centre to bring uniformity in wages across India: Dattatraya

Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatraya informed that the Central Government was proposing to bring uniformity in wages of labourers across the country.
Addressing a press conference at Provident Fund office at Barkatpura here on Saturday, Dattatraya said that the minimum wages for labourers were different in all States. Therefore, by raising the minimum wages, the Centre proposes to make them uniform across the country. He said that the Central Government was taking several steps for the welfare of labourers.
Dattatraya said that the NDA Government has brought transparency in the functioning of Employees’ Provident Fund while the process to withdraw PF amount has been simplified.
The Union Minister informed that 85.17 lakh workers are employed by 39,864 industries across Telangana State. He said nearly 36 lakh employees have PG accounts. He said that the Centre would make it compulsory for all units with 10 employees to register for Provident Fund and a new legislation would be soon introduced in this regard.
Dattatraya said that the children of Beedi workers were not getting scholarships for the last four years. He said that the Centre has recently released Rs. 10.43 crore to provide scholarships to 1.30 lakh students
@courtesy http://www.siasat.com/news/

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Chattisgarh Minimum wages Hiked from 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016

Chhattisgarh Minimum wages Hiked from 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016 the rate of the following industry is mentioned below:-

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 
Forest and Forestry
Fuel Coke 
Handloom Industry
Katha Industry
Khandsari Industry
Kosa Industry
Lime Kiln
Murra Peha Industry
Oil Mills
Plastic Industry
Potteries
Power Loom
Printing Press
Public Motor Transport
Ramraj or Geru
Rice Mill, Flour Mill, or Dal Mill
Road Construction, maintenance operation 
Saw Mill
Shop Commercial establishment, Hotels and Restaurants
Slate Pencil Manufactory
Stone breaking or stone crushing
Tobacco (including Beedi making) Manufactory
Tiles Manufacturer




Friday, April 01, 2016

Gujarat Minimum wages 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016



Dear all,


Gujarat Minimum wages  1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016


Employment Category
DA Per Day
Sweeping/Cleaning work
Rs 25.10
Brick Manufacturing/ Jari Work/
Ready made garment/Tailoring/Salt work/
Tobacco/Cigarette Manufacturing
Rs 107.30
Beside above Category & Agarbatti Manufacturing & other category i.e. Shop & Establishment /Hotel & Restaurant Etc.
Rs 19.80


The respective notification is enclosed for your ready reference 

A detail in English Breakup is also Enclosed pls click below






Delhi Minimum wages 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep 2016

Dear all,

Enclosed is the Minimum wages of Delhi W.E.F  1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016

The rates in respect of un-skilled, semi-skilled and skilled categories

Un-Skilled :Rs.9568/- per month and Rs.368/- per day.
Semi-Skilled :Rs.10582/- per month and Rs.407/- per day.
Skilled :Rs.11622/- per month and Rs.447/- per day.

The rates in respect of Clerical and Supervisory Staff.

Non Matriculates :Rs.10582/- per month and Rs.407/- per day.
Matriculates but not Graduates :Rs.11622/- per month and Rs.447/- per day.

Graduates and above :Rs.12622/- per month and Rs.487/- per day.



Delhi Minimum Wages 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep 2016

Central VDA from 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016

Pls find enclosed the Central VDA as declared yesterday for  the period 1st Apr 2016 to 30th Sep-2016