A notification of the Government of Manipur vide even number dated 29‘“ December 2020, the State Government in consultation with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation and with the approval of the Central Government gave notice to is the intention to extend the provisions of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948) to Municipal Corporation, Municipal Board, Municipal Council, and other Local bodies controlled by the State Government.
And whereas, no objections and suggestions have been received within the said period of 1 (one) the month of the said notification.
In the exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (5) of Section-l of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), and in supersession of all previous notification issued In this regard, the State Government of Manipur, and in consultation with the Employees State Insurance Corporation and with the approval of the Central Government, hereby extends the provisions of the said Act to the classes of establishment specified in Column (1) and situated within the areas specified in Column (2) of the Schedule in the State of Manipur as detailed below with immediate effect.
Whereas, the Governor, Himachal Pradesh is of the opinion that the minimum rates of wages in respect of category of workers in the Scheduled employment may be revised with effect from 01-04-2021
And whereas, as per provisions of (Act No. 11 of 1948) clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 5 read with section 9 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, a Minimum Wages Advisory Committee was constituted vide Notification No: Shram (A) 4-2/2018-L, dated 30-07-2020. And whereas, a meeting of the said Committee was held on 14-07-2021 wherein increase in Minimum wages payable to all the categories of workers in all the 19 scheduled employments were approved and recommednded w.e.f. 01-04-2021
As per the provision of Social security code section 142 of the code on social security code which mandates aadhar number seeding to the UAN which was implemented from 1st June 2021 and due to this provision as implemented in the EPFO portal many employees & employer had to face many challenges for seeding the same against the respective uan.
However, considering the challenges faced by the employers & employees in expeditious seeding of Aadhaar in UANs particularly in view of corrections required in Aadhaar data of employees in aftermath of the second wave of Pandemic, the EPFO with prior approval of the Central Government extended the time for mandatory seeding of Aadhaar in UAN for filing ECR up to 01.09.2021 which was communicated vide reference. EPFO Head Office Circular No.WSU/15(1 )2019/ATR/529 dated 15.06.2021
The representations for extension of time beyond 01.09.2021 have been considered and it is noted that overall about 94% of contributory EPF members’ UAN have Aadhaar seeding but there is less percentage of Aadhaar seeding in UANs of contributory members in EPFO’s administrative Zone of North Eastern Region and in a certain class of establishments I industries such as Beedi making, Building & Construction, and Plantation. Since Aadhaar seeding is mandatory for any withdrawals, receipt of contributions in Aadhaar seeded UANs helps members to file online claims to avail withdrawals & file e-nominations without employer’s intervention & avoids delay in withdrawals due to non-seeding of Aadhaar in UAN.
E-Nomination Video Link:-
In regards to many obstacles as a face by the Employee & employer the revised date of extension has been revised to 31st Dec 2021, to some of the North East Zone wherein the special category of industries are mentioned like Beedi making, Building & Construction, and Plantation
Now, therefore, considering the foregoing, it is hereby decided as under
Considering the low Aadhaar penetration in the EPFO’s administrative Zone of North East Region comprising of States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura, time for mandatory seeding of Aadhaar in UAN for filing ECR is extended till 31.12.2021
2. Considering the concentration of establishments in remote localities & in areas affected by insurgency, frequent change in worksites of the workers and other attendant constraints in the Classes of establishments- Beedi making, Building and Construction and Plantation industries (Tea, Coffee, Cardamom, Pepper, Jute, Rubber, Cinchona. Cashewnuts etc.) time for mandatory seeding of Aadhaar in UAN for filing ECR is extended till 31.12.2021.
3. For areas and industries I class of establishments other than above, delay in filing of ECRs for wage months of August 2021 & September 2021 only in respect of EPF members due to non-seeding of Aadhaar in the UANs should not be presumed as employer’s default for levy of penal damages u/s 148 of the EPF & MP Act, 1952.
The 3rd category relates to other than sr No 1 & 2 wherein if any aadhar Pending task is to be complete before 15th October 2021 and we have hardly 35 days to complete the same. For October 2021 ECR we might not be able to file ECR where in UAN are not verified
Pls refer to the link of the video on how to modify the basic details & link the UAN with the Aadhar
The government of Haryana has declared 12th September 2021 as a close day on the occasion of bye-election, for the employees of Shops and Commercial Establishments falling within the jurisdiction of Municipal Committee, Dharuhera, District Rewari, Ward Nos. 3.4,7,8,9 of Municipal Committee, Ateli Mandi, District Mahendergarh.
The Labour Welfare and Skill Development Department, Tamil Nadu on August 16, 2021, issued the draft of the revised minimum rate of wages for employment in various categories of industries
Any objection and suggestion for the draft notification will be taken into consideration on or after the expiry of two months from August 16, 2021, which should be addressed to the secretary to the government, Labour welfare and skill development department, secretariat, Chennai – 600009 through the commissioner of Labour Chennai.
Leather goods manufacturing
Polythene Manufacturing, Processing foam items and plastic manufactory
Plantation, growing cinchona, rubber, tea, coffee or cardamom
Good News from EPFO & relief to the Employers from levy of Damages for the delay in deposit of challan for the month of May 2021 due to Non-seeding of Aadhar in UANs should not be presumed as employers default and have to appreciate each case in its own facts under the respective sections of 14B