It was noticed by the Labour Department, that some industrial establishment/contractors in UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are still not paying bonus to the workers in accordance with the provision of the Payment of Bonus Act,1965/ - Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 despite issuing instruction vide Circular No. LEO/ Bonus -1141/2016 dated 28/10/2016 thereby depriving the workers from their legitimate right,various complaints were often received that workers are paid less than they are statutorily entitled to get. The act of employers paying less bonus or not paying bonus amounts to blatant violation of the provisions of the Payment of Bonus Act. 1965 / Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 and the employers are liable for action.
In this regards, to the same Deputy Labour Commissioner, Dadra & Nagar Haveli has instructed to all Industrial establishment and contractors to pay the bonus to their employees /workers as per the Payment of Bonus Act 1965/Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act 2015. The instructions should be followed scrupulously. Non compliance of the provision of the Act would invite penal action. The employers shall also submit Annual Return in Form “D” under the Payment of Bonus Rules, 1975 immediately after making payment of bonus.
Hence, all the factories and establishments including contractors to which the above Acts applies are requested to ensure that they pay bonus to their eligible workers in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
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