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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Minimum Wages (Karnataka Amendment) Act, 2017

New Amendment under Minimum wages act 1948 of Karnataka 

Government of Karnataka has released the Minimum Wages (Karnataka Amendment) Act, 2017, as per the Amendment Act the Karnataka Government has increased the penalties under the Section 22 and Section 22A of The Minimum Wages Act, 1948

1. Short title and commencement.
2. Amendment of section 20.
3. Amendment of section 22.
4. Amendment of section 22A

2. Amendment of section 20.- In section 20 of the Minimum Wages Act,
1948 (Central Act XI of 1948), (herein after referred to as the Principal Act,-
(i) in sub-section (1), for the words “not below the rank of Labour Commissioner”, the words “not below the rank of Assistant Labour Commissioner” shall be substituted. (ii) in sub-section (4), for the words “fifty rupees” the words “one thousand rupees” shall be substituted.

3. Amendment of section 22.- In section 22 of the Principal Act for the
words “ which may extend to five hundred rupees” the words “which shall not be
less than five thousand rupees but which may extend to ten thousand rupees” shall be substituted.

4. Amendment of section 22 A.- In section 22A of the Principal Act, for the
words “five hundred rupees” the words “ten thousand rupees” shall be substituted


Implementation/ Extension of ESI Scheme in the Municipality and Notified Area Council (NAC) of the (3) Districts of Gajapati, Kendrapara and Nayagarh in the State of Odisha (District Hqrs)

Additional  district are covered from 1st Nov 2017 (Implementation/ Extension of ESI Scheme in the Municipality and Notified Area Council (NAC) of the (3) Districts of Gajapati, Kendrapara and Nayagarh in the State of Odisha (District Hqrs)

Circular:- Extension of ESI Scheme in the Municipality in the State of Odisha District Hqrs

Instructions for Profession Tax Registration Certificate (PTRC) TIN holder, regarding selection of period while making the payment

Instructions for Profession Tax Registration Certificate (PTRC) TIN holder, regarding selection of period while making the payment.
 a)            In the SAP-TRM based system PTRC e-returns are linked with the e-payment of respective period. MGSTD is receiving many complaints in respect of the problems faced by the employers while filling PTRC e-return. Major complaints mention that even though the payments are made, the same are not being reflecting in the return.  It is noticed that many employers are making mistake while selecting period at the time of making payment. In this regard it is necessary to clarify provisions of Rule 11 of PT Rules 1975.As per Rule 11 of the Profession Tax Rules 1975; everyemployer whose Annual tax liability for the previous year or part thereof was
i)              below Rs 50,000 shall file annual return for current year.  Such return shall contain details of salary, wages and arrears paid in respect of March of Previous financial year to Feb of current financial year
ii)           Rs 50,000 or above shall file monthly return.  Such return shall contain details of salary and wages including any arrears paid in respect of the month immediately preceding the month to which the return relates.
Example: This illustration is given on the web-site >> Acts & Rules >> Rules >> Maharashtra State …….. Employments Act 1975 >> Rule 11.
An employer pays salary or wages for the month of April on a date during the same month or the succeeding month i.e. May. This payment shall be shown in the return for May to be furnished on or before the 31st May.
Considering the above example, the employer should select / enter period as 1st May to 31st May while making the payments of PTRC for depositing PT deducted from the salary / wages of April of that year.
b)         As per Section 6(2) of the PT Act 1975, every return shall be accompanied by a treasury challan as the proof of payment of full amount of tax due according to the return and a return without such proof of payment shall not be deemed to have been duly filed. Therefore, the PTRC e-returns, where the balance payable is more than zero are not accepted by the system.
Selecting proper period while making payment will resolve the issue of balance payable shown in the draft PTRC e-return.
Please find attached circular specifying the procedure of e-payment under SAP system

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

EPF Online Request in regards to Correction of Name Date of Birth and Gender

Currently if employee wants to correct his/her basic details against UAN the employee and employer are required to submit a joint request to the concerned EPFO filed office for correction of above mentioned basic details of employee.

In order to reduce the paper work and time delay  a new function has been introduce in the member interface in the unified portal for correction of basic details 

Once the member make the request the employer has to verify the same once it is approved & verified the respective changes will reflect in the UAN 

The respective circular & Process Flow is appended below 




Process Flow 


Process flow for Name correction

Monday, November 20, 2017

Auto transfer of EPF account on change of job

Automatic transfer of employees' provident fund (EPF) while changing jobs will be initiated once first payment in respect of the new employee is received from present employer against the UAN flagged for auto-transfer, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), said in a circular.

👇 Circular

The EPFO also mentioned the other necessary functionalities required to carry out auto transfer of EPF on change of job. Here are they

1) Members, whose UAN and aadhaar number is entered and matched by the present employer against the existing details as available against the UAN would be marked for auto transfer

2) The Aadhaar number of the employee must have been seeded and verified against the UAN at the previous establishment level.
3) Member's details like date of joining, date of exit and reAson of exit should be available in respect of previous employment.
4) Member's UAN must have been activated and mobile number must be available.
5) SMS and e-mail will be sent to the member once the auto transfer is initiated.
6) The member can request to stop the auto initiated transfer either online using the "stop auto initiated claim cases" functionality provided in the "track claim status" link under "online services" tab in the member portal or through present employer or by approaching the nearest EPFO Office within a limit of 10 days of receipt of SMS informing the member of auto initiation of transfer request at unified portal
7) If the request to stop the auto initiated transfer against a given UAN is not received within the stipulated 10 days from either of the member, field office or employer interface under unified portal and the member contribution is deposited by the present employer and the same is reconciled, then the actual claim will be generated and made available in concerned field office for further processing

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

ESIC Update Implement & Non Implemented area as on 1st Oct 2017

Dear all,

ESIC has issued a list of Implemented & Non implemented area under ESIC 2.0 as on 1st Oct 2017 it also include the effective date of the respective state/District. 


Esic Implementation Status as on 1st Oct 2017