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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Introduction Of Self-Declaration Form For Insured Woman Relating To Maternity Benefit Under ESI Scheme

As per ESIC circular dated 18th July 2017, the ESIC has introduced a Self-declaration Form for the Insured Woman. The ESIC had noticed some instances, that the family particulars of IP/IW vary from those available in the IP portal which lead to undue benefit. In order to obviate this issue, it has been decided to obtain a self declaration from the Insured Woman for number of her surviving children as on date of presenting the maternity benefit claim. If there is an inconsistency between the declaration and the particulars on the portal, then 12 week of maternity benefit would be paid immediately from the ESIC Branch. Remaining payment, if any, will be made to Insured woman within 14 days subject to verification. Thus, Insured woman shall now submit self-declaration Form along with claim form No. 19 for the settlement of Maternity Benefit Claim

Any False statement or representation for the purpose of obtaining benefit will be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with a fine of Rs  2000/- or with both.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Minimum Wages of West Bengal 1.July-2017 to 31st Dec 2017

West Bengal Minimum wages has been revised from 1st July 2017 to 31st Dec 2017

Shop-Establishment :- WB-MW-Shop-Establishment 1st July 2017-31st Dec 2017

Hotel & Restaurant :- WB-MW-hotel-and-restaurant 1st Jul 2017 to 31-dec 2017

Hotel Restaurant Lodging:- hotels-and-restaurants-including-boarding-houses--canteens-clubs-and-guest-houses

Security :- WB-MW-Security-services 1st Jul-2017-31st Dec 2017

ECR Rejection - Revision In Pre And Post Unified Portal -Provident Fund act

As per recent EPFO circular dated 11th July 2017, the EPFO has provided solution to certain challenges that the employers were facing viz. 

(1) Issue of Incorrect Month/ Year was mentioned in ECR - In the EPFO application the provision for ECR Revision (Month/Year) has been provided to revise ECRs where month and year needs to be changed, provided no settlement is made and no PMRPY beneficiary exists. 

(2) Incorrect UAN mentioned in ECR/Double TRRN for the same month - the EPFO has provided Application Version 5.36 for the field offices to reject ECRs or adjust amount or refund the amount to the employer. 

(3) Double Payment made by employer for same month using different TRRN/ Double Payment paid by employer against same TRRN and wants to get refund - the EPFO has stated that the Unified portal has already taken steps to refund the amount to the employer directly to their bank account. 

(4) To refund the amount against amount paid in misc. option - the EPFO has stated that currently misc. payments and receipts are being managed by field office manually. Hence field offices may refund the amount to the employer after verifying the details by preparing a cheque manually. Against this cheque, misc. payment entry in the application software may be made. In the future, Field office may also opt to adjust the amount against the future TRRN using Establishment VDR

Thursday, July 06, 2017

EPFO signs MoU with HUDCO under new Housing Scheme of EPF & MP Act-1952

Dr. V.P. Joy, Central Provident Fund Commissioner and Dr. M. Ravi Kanth, CMD HUDCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the august presence of Hon’ble Minister, HUPA, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu and Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour & Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya for facilitating “Housing for All by 2022” at Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, New Delhi.
By taking one step forward to achieve Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Housing for all by 2022, EPFO has amended EPF Scheme 1952 vide Gazette notification No. G.S.R. 351(E) dated 12th April, 2017 to provide assistance in acquiring affordable houses to the EPF members by allowing withdrawal from the provident fund to the extent of 90% of the total PF accumulation and also facilitating payment of installment of housing loan. The major objective of this scheme is to assist in building houses for workers integrating with housing programmes of the Central and State Governments.

The salient features of this scheme are:-

1.        Bringing together all stake holders namely, workers, employers, financial institutions & housing agencies to provide workers' need for Housing.

2.         Forming Housing societies for collective action, ten or more members can register a society. Society will arrange housing units from public/private housing providers, apply to the concerned PF office through the society for getting Certificate of Fund & Contribution.

3.         Channelizing the corpus of EPF savings to build affordable housing for the working class, withdrawal of up to 90% of accumulations in members Provident Fund Accounts is allowed.

4.  Banks/Financing Agencies can make use of certificate issued by Commissioner to arrive EMI for withdrawal under Para 68 BD (3) of EPF Scheme.

5.          Full/ Part repayment of loans out of monthly P.F. Contributions.

6.        Eligibility condition relaxed for such withdrawal, now membership period of EPF reduced from 5 years to 3 years. 

7.        Members can av ail interest subsidy up to 2.20 lakh in Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) through Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation through its Nodal Agency HUDCO and National Housing Bank for those members whose annual income is less that the amount specified in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.

8.        Individual housing loan repayment can be done by authorizing EPFO to pay installments directly to the lending agency.     

Notification:-👉  EPF-Hudco Agreement 22-06-2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

New Certificate of Coverage Form in regards to Indian Worker Going to SSA Country

EPFO has revised the certificate of coverage form in respect of Indian Worker 
( having Indian Passport)  going to work in SSA country 

This revised form will be applicable to all Indian Worker going for work in SSA 
(Social Security Agreement) .

In this Form a Joint Undertaking has been introduce with the EPF Member & Employer that when they are deputed to any SSA  Country Employer will continue to contribute during the posting of this employee while working in SSA country.

Employer's responsibility will be to inform all employment status time to time. Employer & Employee will be jointly & separately responsible for any kind of misuse of the revised COC 

Monday, July 03, 2017

ESIC due date changed from 21st to 15th

The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), the Employees' State Insurance Corporation, hereby makes the following Regulations further to amend the

Employees' State Insurance (General) Regulations, 1950, namely;

1. This Regulation may be called Employees' State Insurance (General) Amendment Regulation, 2017.

2. In Regulation 31, for the words within “21 days” as they Occur, the words within “15 days” shall be substituted.

3. They shall come into force with effect from the contribution payable for the month of June, 2017 i.e. by 15th July, 2017.

Notification_ESI_Amend_Payment Date_15th_1 July 2017