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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Karnataka Shops And Commercial Establishments (Second Amendment) Act, 2020

Karnataka Govt has made some changes in the leave rules vide notification no. 08 Of 2021 has amended the provision for annual leave with wage under Section 15(7) of Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961. As per the amendment, the total number of days of leave that may be carried forward towards a succeeding year is increased to forty-five days for all employees. Please refer to the notification for more details

Earlier the limit of carrying forward was 30days which has increase to 45days 


Monday, February 22, 2021

Approval for allowing ESI beneficiaries to seek medical services from nearby empaneled hospital directly without referral, in case of non• availability of ESI health care system i.e. Hospital/Dispensary/IMP etc. within a radius of 10 KM of his/her residence.

 Dear all,

A very Good move is made by ESIC Dept has given approval for allowing  ESI beneficiaries to seek medical services from the nearby empaneled hospital directly without a referral,  in case of Non-availability of ESIC Health care i.e. Hospital/Dispensary/IMP, etc. within a radius of 10 KM of his/her residence  

1. ESIC   empanelled   hospitals   as   per   following   operational guidelines :-

2. ESI  beneficiaries of those areas (newly as well as already implemented) where no    ESIC/ESIS health  care delivery  facility i.e. hospital,  dispensary, IMP, etc. exists within the     radius of 10 KMs of IPs residence, shall be eligible

3. ESI  beneficiaries  of  such   areas  may  approach  nearest  ESIC impaneled hospital with    ESI card or print out of online Health  Passbook or "ePehchaan The letter" issued by the         employer for availing the required  medical consultation

4.  Once the  ESI  beneficiary  attends  the impaneled hospital,  the  prima   face       verification regarding the identity  of the  beneficiary in  terms of genuineness shall be ascertained by the impaneled  Hospital after cross verifying with Aadhaar card  or any  Govt. issued  photo  I  Card.  Additionally,  the eligibility shall be verified through the UTI  application by feeding in the  IP Number.  UTI  portal has been integrated with the Panchdeep  Module of  ESIC. This verification shall be done by the person authorized by impanelled hospital for such purpose.

5. Once  OPD consultation   of  the  beneficiary  is  carried  out,   the impanelled hospital  shall   upload the  photo  of IP / beneficiary and photocopy of Aadhaar on  UTI  portal along with bill raised at  CGHS  rate.  Further,  as  and  when Aadhaar is  implemented,  an   Aadhaar based online verification  system  shall be devised and incorporated into the system

Such    Beneficiarie may   see reimbursemen o purchase medicines prescribed 
during  OPD consultation  through  nearest  DCBO or Regional office where DCBO is  not available. Further,  an online system  shall be developed in due course for processing and settlement of such reimbursement claims

( This means Once u take the  treatment from the nearest nearby empaneled hospital and as the medicines & the treatment cost which is spent will be reimbursed at the CGHS rate as defined )

Circular👉👉esic Benefites 10kms.pdf

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Maharashtra State Tax On Professions, (Second Amendment) Rules, 2021

 The Government of Maharashtra vides notification no.PFT-1221/C.R.3/Taxation-3 has amended the Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Rules, 1975.

As per the notification, for providing permanent account number or tax deduction and collection account number under rule 4A, it is added that when a company applies for a certificate of registration or enrolment, it shall provide the Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) under the Income Tax Act, 1961 of all the directors and authorized signatory of the Company. If Pan number is not available then passport Number
This is a permanent requirement while applying the PTRC & PTEC Number for New Company
Furthermore, the provision for the exhibition of certificates under rule 8 has been deleted. Please refer to the notification for more details

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ESIC join hands with the National Health Authority

 In a big leap taken by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to ensure better accessibility of medical facilities for its beneficiaries, the corporation has joined hands with the National Health Authority (NHA) to leverage the medical infrastructure available under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) in the state of Maharashtra.

The tie-up with PM-JAY was initially implemented on a pilot basis in Maharashtra in the district of Ahmednagar and now has been extended to the entire state sans the south Mumbai region, Pune and Kolhapur districts
Key Benefits of AB PM-JAY and ESIS convergence:
ESIC beneficiaries will get access to healthcare providers under AB PM-JAY
  • AB PM-JAY beneficiaries will be able to avail themselves of services in ESIC impaneled hospitals.
  • Beneficiaries of ESIC can use their ESIS card to access free treatment at AB PM-JAY impaneled hospitals.
  • Similarly, beneficiaries of AB PM-JAY can use their PM-JAY card to access free treatment at ESIC impaneled hospitals.
  • For more information, beneficiaries can call ESIC tollfree number: 1800 112 526/ 1800 113 839
Pls refer to the attached List of empaneled hospitals under PMJAY under SRO Pune
We will be updating the same time to time as we receive the list
Pls inform the ESIC beneficiaries of the same

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Maharashtra Minimum wages 1st Jan 2021 t0 30.06.2021

Maharashtra Govt has revised the Minimum wages from 1st Jan 2021 to 30.06.201 necessary Marathi Notification has been uploaded Further we have uploaded the English version which has the Basic wages & Special Allowance and Monthly payout of the same

A brief description of the respective zone also is given below
  • "Zone shall comprise of the areas falling within the limits of all Municipal Corporations, Cantonment areas and Industrial areas within 20 Kilometers radius from all Municipal Corporations limit;
  • Zone II shall comprise of the areas falling within the limits "A" and "B" grade Municipal Councils;
  • Zone III shall comprise of all other areas the State, which are not included in Zone and II."

Marathi Version:- Marathi Circular

English Version:- Maharashtra Minimum Wages 1st Jan 2021 to 30th June 2021

An additional 5 % HRA  is to be added along with the Minimum wages i.e. ( Basic +Special allowance) 

Monday, February 01, 2021

Deployment Of Electronic Facility At Employer Interface Of EPFO’s Unified Portal For Principal Employers To View EPF Compliances Of Their Contractors And Contract Workers

The EPF & MP Act, 1952 defines employee u/s 2 (f) as any person who is employed for wages in any kind of work, manual or otherwise, in or in connection with the work of an establishment, and who gets his wages directly or indirectly from the employer and includes any person employed by or through a contractor in or in connection with the work of the establishment. 

Many employers outsource business processes of their establishment to contractors and also engage workers in or in connection with the work of the establishment by or through contractors and in such cases employer’s liability under EPF & MP Act, 1952 is payable by the Principal employers. The contractors are registered independently as an establishment with EPFO and they are required to report EPF compliance in r/o workers provided to their Principal Employers through ECRs. The UANs of the workers and the attendance/wage payment records are verified by the Principal employers to settle the claims.

EPFO has introduced a new facility in its unified portal enabling the employers to declare their contractors and the period of the contract so that they may view and monitor the compliances in respect of their contract employees reported in the ECR. Through this facility, the principal employers can also view whether the employer’s share of EPF contributions paid by the principal employer has been remitted by the contractor for all contract workers or not. Please refer to the notification for more details

Circular:- Deployment of the electronic facility at Employer Interface of EPFO’s Unified Portal for Principal Employers to view EPF compliances of their Contractors & contract Workers