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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund Ammedment 6th Apr 2017

Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund has been revised w.e.f from 1st Apr 2017 

Old Rate Employee
Old Rate Employer

New Rate Employee
New Rate Employer

Notification 👉Notification_Kar_LWF_Contri_Amendment_6 April 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Chandigarh Minimum Wages 1st Apr 2017 to 30th Sep-2017

The following are the minimum rates of wages payable for monthly and
daily rated employees for the period starting from 1.04.2017 to 30.09.2017 (both
days inclusive).

Notes: -
(1) The points for the months from October, 2016 to March, 2017 Base Year 2001=100 are 272, 273, 271, 273, 271 and 273 which have been calculated by the linking factor at 5.26 with regard to Chandigarh Centre as desired by the Director, Labour Bureau, Shimla vide their letter dated 09.03.2006 for compliance.

(2) The categories of employees as per notification dated 25.11.2010 are
given below:

(3) (i) The change due to rise or fall in the Cost of Living Index Number will be adjusted in the ratio of 07:01 i.e. 07 parts in cash and 1 part for two meals and two Tea.

(ii) Where an employer provides living accommodation to an employee then he may charge maximum of Rs.50 p.m. from the wage of an employee. 1. Unskilled: -means an employee engaged to do manual work by any part of his body like lifting, pushing, pulling, shifting of loads or digging, excavating, removing of earth, water etc. or who assist another employee in a schedule employment or who does any work of cleaning, sweeping, gardening or mali, guarding, washing, packing, wrapping, filling, washing etc. or who works as a waterman, masalchi, gateman, peon, kneedar, watchman, chowkidar, rickshaw puller, rehri wala, beldar, mazdoor, khalasi, poster paster, boardboy, oilman, as an aya or as cleaner on a vehicle or polisher on a vehicle etc. or any other person who does similar nature of jobs.

2. Semi-Skilled-II: means an employee who has not passed his intermediate or equivalent examination and have learnt by experience to work on a machine and operate or work on such machine or who has acquired some skill in any technical/professional trades and work on a machine or on the job of that trade or profession or who without having any special training from any Govt. recognized institution or school or board works as a plumber, rein forcer,
spinner, stitcher, tailor, embroider, barber, mochi, pump attendant, mixerman, deffedar, mate,tarcol / paint sprayer or other sprayer or bazri spreader, quarry operator, jamperman, hammer man, sole cutter, upper-fitter, backer, securer, stiffer, skiver, heel builder, boatman, floor polisher, mistry, whitewasher, carpenter, distemperer, air conditioner operator or its repairer, moulder, compositor, rangaiwala, Roller man, saw man, plainer man cutterman,soaker,
hanger man, drillman, leach houseman, lime yardman, drum man, tan yardman, book binder, wireman, buffer, grusher, waiter, , deliveryman, khatai wala, achaar/muraba maker, weighing man, lineman, bill collector, assistant cook, painteryman, stock boy, canvasser, glassfitter,cyclefitter or repairer, furniture polisher, type repairer, kantiwala, lohar, toka man, planer, light vehicle driver or a chauffeur, conductor or who works as a welder, sheet metal
worker ,fitter, turner, machine man, grinder man or as machinist grinder radio/TV wireless repairer, blacksmith, motor mechanic, diesel engine operator or other machines operator, diesel mechanic, meter reader etc. or any other person who does any work similar to any of the above.

3. Semi-Skilled-I :-means an employee who has passed his intermediate or equivalent examination and have learnt by experience to work on a machine and operate such machine or who worked at least for five years on any of the work/job falling under the semi-skilled-II category or who is a driver of medium/heavy/special vehicle or who is a head mate, massion, glass cutter, bakery mistry, halwai, rafugar, dry cleaner, pressman, steward, head bearer,
head waiter, film repairer, guide, cook, tandooriya, coffee-man, photographer, video camera operator, dispenser, analyst, checker, computer operator, Inspector, weaver, shaver, electroplater, glassblower, decorator, scudder, dyer, flesher, finisher, setter, splitter, laboratory assistant chemist, attendant, die maker, refrigerator mechanic, ginisher, luster, candle man, spinning master, printing master, screening master, artist etc. or who does any work similar to
any of the above.

4. Skilled-II: -means an employee, who has passed a certificate examination in technical or other professional trade from a Govt. recognized institution, board or a university and who does work in that trade or profession and include a grinder man, machinist grinder man, line man, welder, turner, machinist, wireman, electrician, shaper man, painter, blacksmith, goldsmith, sheet metal worker, fitter, radio/TV/wireless mechanic, die maker, air conditioner operator
or mechanic, laboratory attendant, chemist, compounder, printing man/printer, craftsman, smith, lithographer, compositor, moulder, rangaiwala, watch repairer or watch assembler, computer mechanic, software developer, motor mechanic or motor binder, refrigeration mechanic, blower man, senior machine operator, computerize machine operator, etc. or who does any similar nature of jobs on having obtained a similar certificate.

5. Skilled-I: - means an employee who passed his diploma or equivalent examination in any discipline from any Govt. recognized institution, Board or a university and does work in that discipline or who is at least a graduate and does any of the work falling under skilled-II category and includes a medical representative, advertiser, marketing professional or a chef or technical
supervisor etc. or who does any similar nature of jobs. 

6. Highly Skilled: - means an employee who is a graduate in engineering or in any other special or other professional trade from a Govt. recognized institution, board or a university and employed to do work in that discipline or who is employed as a foreman, manager, executive, or an officer, having no power of managerial functions or who does any work similar in nature.

7. Class –III [Staff]: - means an employee who has passed his matriculation or equivalent examination and employed as a clerk, time keeper, munshi, store assistant, store keeper, accounts assistant, typist, steno-typist, receptionist,personal assistant, cashier, draftsman, telephone operator, computer applicator, counterman, ticket checker, ticket collector, legal assistant, supplier, nurse or nursing assistant, compounder, technologist, radiologist or employed to do similar nature of work in an office or at other place or any other employee who
is employed to do similar nature of work.

8. Class –II [Staff]: - means an employee who has passed his graduation in any discipline except technical and who does any work specified for class-III [Staff] whether designated with the same or similar nomenclature or by a senior nomenclature but below the nomenclature specified for Class-I [Staff] or who is accountant, stenographer, work incharge, office supervisor, salesman, purchase man, store incharge, architect, artesian etc. or any other person doing similar nature of jobs. 

9. Class –I [Staff]: - means an employee employed as assistant manager, foreman, executive, engineer, officer, office supervisor, medical officer, doctor, dentist, surgeon, pharmist, vaid, hakim, homeopath or in any other similar position etc. and who does not have any authority or power to exercise managerial functions or who does any office work or work related to his
nomenclature during the maximum time of his duty, the work may include the work specified for Class-II or III [Staff].

Daman Minimum Wages 1st Apr 2017 to 30th Sep-2017

Minimum Wages of Daman 1st Apr 2017

👉MINIMUM WAGES RATES_01_04_17 To _30_09_17

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ESIC Launch Of One Insured Person - Two Dispensaries Scheme

ESIC Corporation has given a gift to the  ESIC Insured person on the labour day as per Press Information Bureau release dated 1st May 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has launched One Insured Person - Two Dispensaries Scheme. 

Under One IP- Two Dispensaries scheme there is an option given to an Insured Person (IP) to choose two dispensaries, one for self and another for family through an employer. 

Earlier Insured person had to choose one dispensary for either self or for family. This will benefit all Insured persons, especially migrant workers who are working in other than home State, while their families are living in their native States, because of non-availability of option of second dispensary, the dependant members of family are often deprived of medical benefits

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Employer cannot force employees to open salary accounts with official bank: Kerala HC

An employer cannot insist that all employees open a salary account with its official banking firm, says the Kerala high court.
A single bench of the court issued the ruling after considering a petition (WP-C No. 37894/2016) filed by TM Dinesh Kumar and seven other employees of Malabar Cancer Centre (MCC) at Thalassery. They had challenged a circular issued by the governing body of Malabar Cancer Centre Society asking all employees to open salary accounts with its official banking partner, IDBI Bank.
The petitioners had accounts with State Bank of India (SBI) and didn't want to shift their accounts. Their petition said they haven't received salaries from August last year and were also deprived of festival allowances such as Onam Advance.
Ruling that denial of salary for not opening account with IDBI Bank is illegal, the court said in the judgment, "As far as the withdrawal of salary through a bank account is concerned, it will not be necessary that each of the employees should have the salary account with official bank itself. The official bank can very well transfer the salary of the petitioners to their accounts existing in SBI, on a request/standing instruction from the accounts wing of the 1st respondent (MCC). For such transfers, the 1st respondent need not compel the petitioners to open zero balance account or salary account with IDBI, in case they do not want to have any transaction with the IDBI."
Further, the court said the issue, which arose on the ground that no discussion was held with employees regarding the account change, could have been resolved at the end of MCC's governing body itself. The matter reached the high court as a result of the ego which played between the petitioners and those at the helm of affairs at MCC, the court criticized. The court ordered MCC to transfer the salaries and allowances, including arrears, of the petitioners to their accounts with SBI without any further delay.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Compliance for Startup Companies

As per EPFO Circular dated 16 May 2017, the EPFO has cited letter received from Ministry of Labour and Employment dated 6th April 2017, the letter has stated that the Ministry had earlier directed Central Labour Enforcement Agencies to allow Start-Up to self-certify compliance under nine labour laws mentioned for a period of three years, the Ministry has now extended this self-certify compliance regime to five years. 

The State/UT Governments/Central Labour Enforcement Agencies are advised that for the first year of the Start-ups, such establishments may not be inspected under 6 labour laws (viz. 
The Building and Other Constriction Workers Act, 
The Inter State Migrant Worker  Act, 
The Payment of Gratuity Act, 
The Contract Labour Act, 
The Employees Provident Funds Act and 
The Employees State Insurance Act) 
whereas, they may submit online self-declaration instead. 

Further, Start-ups may be allowed to submit self-certified returns for all nine labour laws mentioned (as is being done under Shram Suvidha portal for Central Sphere). Inspection may be allowed only after second year, post credible complaint of violation has been filed and approval is obtained from at least one level senior inspecting officer or from the Central Analysis and Intelligence Unit (CAIU)

@courtesy Simpliance

Saturday, May 13, 2017

How to withdraw EPF and EPS online?

On 1st May 2017, EPFO announced the launch of the facility to withdraw EPF and EPS online. Let us see the procedure and conditions of online EPF withdrawal facility in detail

As of now, it is a tedious task to apply for withdrawal. The process involved physical application to move from one authority to another authority. Usually, this whole process used to take around 30 days of time.

However, EPFO since long planning to do this facility. Now EPFO released the press note on the same.

You can complete the whole process online and you neither needs to interact with the employer and nor with EPFO field office to submit the online claim. The claim submitted by the you would flow in soft form to EPFO database where it will be processed and the member’s bank account credited.

You are not required to give any supporting document while preferring online EPF Part Withdrawal case. If you are applying online will be taken as his self-declaration for preferring the advance claim.

Who can withdraw EPF and EPS online?

There are certain conditions for utilizing this facility to withdraw EPF and EPS online. They are as below.
# You must have activated UAN Card.
# You must be linked Aadhaar with EPF.
# You must be using the same mobile number which is linked with your Aadhaar. Because EPFO will send you OTP (One Time Password) for authenticating the claim process online.
# Your bank account along with IFSC code should be linked in EPFO database.
# Permanent Account Number (PAN) should also be linked in EPFO database for EPF Final settlement claims in case his/her service is less than 5 years.
If these two conditions are satisfied, then you can withdraw EPF and EPS online.

What types of EPF claims can be withdrawn online?

# You can withdraw your EPF amount online.
# You can withdraw your EPS (Employee’s Pension Scheme) amount online.
# You can use this online platform for partial or advance withdrawal of EPF  .
How to withdraw EPF and EPS online?

Below are the steps involved of how to withdraw EPF and EPS online.

As of now, the information is limited. Hence, I will be sharing the information which is available at this time. I will update the same, once it is live on EPFO portal.
1. Login to UAN portal.
2. Check that KYC and service shown against your UAN are correct.
3. Select which option of withdrawal you want to select like EPF Withdrawal, EPS     Withdrawal or Partial or Advance EPF withdrawal.

Once you submit the request, then for authentication purpose, OTP will be sent to your Aadhaar based registered mobile number.

1.Authenticate the same by entering OTP.
2. Then submit for withdrawal.

 The process of withdraw EPF and EPS online is now available and the process is explained as below

Step 2
Then on the homepage of Unified Portal, select the option “Online Services” tab. Here, you can withdraw EPF and EPS online and also can check the claim status online

Also enclosed is the FAQ &  detail Process flow

👉Faq on Online Claim


👉Eligibility Check
@courtesy Basunivesh