Posted by & filed under Punjab -Shop & Establishment.

Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017 Department of Industries  and Commerce Government of Punjab

The Governor of Punjab vide notification dated 3rd March 2022 formulates a scheme for the shops and establishments in the state by which exemption from Section 30 (conditions of employment of women) of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment Act 1958 is granted. The exemption will be given on a case-to-case basis on receipt of applications from the establishments on the following terms and conditions:-

  1. The Establishment must be registered/ renewed under the Punjab Shops and Commercial
  2. Establishment Act, 1958.
  3. The total no. of hours of work of an employee in the establishment shall not exceed nine hours on any one day and 48 hours in a week.
  4. The spread over inclusive of interval for rest in the establishment shall not exceed twelve hours on any one day.
  5. The total no. of hours of overtime work shall not exceed fifty in any one quarter and the person employed for over time shall be paid remuneration at double the rate of normal wages payable to him calculated by the hour.
  6. The Management will ensure –
    1. Protection of women from Sexual Harassment at workplace.
    2. Adequate Security and proper Transport facility to the women workers including women employees of contractors during the evening/night shifts. Ln case the management is not providing transport facility or security through employees directly recruited by him and proposes to provide through service providers then the Management shall execute the Security and Transport Facility Contract with an appropriately licensed/registered Security Agency.
    3. Women employees will board the vehicle in the presence of security guards on duty.
    4. Security ln-charge/Management have maintained the Boarding Register or computerized record consisting of the Date, Name of the Model & Manufacturer of the Vehicle, Vehicle Registration No., Name of the Driver, Address of the Driver, Phone/ Contact No. Of the Driver and Time of Pickup of women employees from the residence to establishment and vice versa.
    5. Attendance Register of the security guard is maintained by the security in-charge/management.
    6. Transport vehicle in-charge /security in-charge/management maintains a movement register.
    7. No employee of any establishment shall knowingly employ a woman and no woman shall engage in employment in any establishment during six weeks following the day of her confinement or miscarriage.
    8. Vehicle does not have black or tinted glasses and also ensure that there are no curtains in the vehicle and occupants of vehicle are clearly visible from all sides.
    9. Emergency call nos. Are prominently displayed inside the vehicle.
    10. Driver will not pick up any women employee first for workplace and will not drop her last at home/ her accommodation.
    11. Driver will not leave the dropping point before the women employee enters into her accommodation.
    12. There is an annual self defense workshop/training for women employees.
    13. In the night shift, minimum of five women employees shall be employed.
  7. The manager of the establishment will be required to abide by the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, prohibition and Redressal) Act. 2013

Posted by & filed under Minimum Wages-Karnataka.

Karnataka Government has amended the Minimum Wages for  various schedules for the period 1st Apr 2022 to 31st Mar 2023

Posted by & filed under Contract Labour Act- Himachal Pradesh.

Helpline | District Mandi, Government of Himachal Pradesh | India

The Government of Himachal Pradesh on February 02, 2022, has issued the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Himachal Pradesh Amendment Act, 2020 to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, its applicability to Himachal Pradesh.

The following amendments have been made:

• In section 1, which specifies short title and commencement, sub-section (4) which specifies applicability, the threshold limit which was 20 or more employees earlier has been revised to 30 or more employees.

Posted by & filed under Minimum Wages-WestBengal.

Welcome to Labour Commissionerate | Government Of West Bengal

The government of West Bengal as per notification No.15/703/Stat/2RW/29/2016/LCS/JLC, has released the minimum rates of wages effective from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022

Posted by & filed under Jharkhand-Labour.

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(1) This Act may be called “The Jharkhand State Employment of Local Candidates in Private Sector Act, 2021”.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Jharkhand. This Act applies to such Shops, Establishments, Mines, Enterprises, Industries, Companies, Societies, Trusts, Limited Liability Partnership Firms, Partnership Firm and any person employing ten or more persons in the private sector and an entity, as may be notified by the Government, from time to time

Highlights of the act .

  1. Compulsory registration
    Every employer shall, register such employees receiving gross monthly salary or wages not more than Rs. 40,000/- (Forty Thousand Rupees) or as the limit notified by the Government, from time to time, on the designated portal, within three months of coming into force of this Act Provided that once designated portal is developed and notified, no person shall be employed or engaged by any employer unless the registration process of all such employees is completed on the designated portal.
  2. Explanation– For the purpose of section 3 and section 4 of this Act, process of registration on designated portal shall be such as may be prescribed under the rules notified by the Government, from time to time.
  3. Recruitment of local candidates
    (i) Every employer shall fill up seventy-five percent of the total existing vacancies on the date of notification of this Act and subsequent thereto by local candidates with respect to such posts where the gross monthly salary or wages are not more than Rs. 40,000/-(Forty Thousand Rupees) or as the limit notified by the Government, from time to time.
    (ii) During the process of employment of Local Candidates attention will be given to the representation of the displaced due to the establishment of the concerned institution,Local Candidates of the concerned district and all classes of the society.
    (iii) Provided that no local candidate shall be eligible to avail the benefits under this Act unless he/she registers himself/herself on the designated portal.
  4. Exemption
    (1) The employer may claim exemption from section 4, where adequate number of local candidates of the desired skill, qualification or proficiency are not available by applying to the Designated Officer in such form and manner as may be prescribed.
    (2) An inquiry committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the Designated Officer consisting of:-
    (i) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of that area, where the concerned institution is established or his nominated representative.
    (ii) Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC).
    (iii) Circle Officer (CO) of the Circle where the institution is established.
    (iv) Labour Superintendent of the concerned district.
    (v) District Employment Officer of the concerned district.
    (3) On the basis of the inquiry report of the district level inquiry committee and after valuating the attempt made by the employer to recruit local candidates of the desired skill, qualification or proficiency the Designated Officer may either accept or reject the claim of the employer or direct the employer to train & employ local candid ate in such manner as may be prescribed from time to time. Every order made by the Designated Officer under this sub-section, shall be placed on the designated portal of the Government

General penalty
Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, if there is any contravention by the employer of the provisions of this Act or rules made there under or of any order in writing given under this Act,he shall be liable to a penalty which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees, which may extended up to fifty thousand rupees, and if the contravention continues even after the order of penalty, then further penalty shall be imposed which shall be one thousand rupees for each day till the time contravention is so continued.

Posted by & filed under Esic-Circulars.

In continuation to previous Circular of even no. dated 04.10.2021 uploaded on ESIC website www.esic.nic.in link no. 8589/2021 on 05.10.2021., the present status of notified districts of the ESI Scheme is as under:-

(a) State-wise status of notified districts as of 01.01.2022 is as under:-

  1. No. of States/UT’s whose entire area is notified – 13
  2. No. of States/UT’s where the Scheme is partially notified – 22
  3. Non-Implemented State/UT’s – 1 (Lakshdweep)

The consolidated status of district wise notification in respect of the above is enclosed as Annexure-A

(b) The Summary of Notified Districts is as under Fully Notified Districts 441
Partially Notified Districts 154

Total 595

Targets have been fixed for implementation of the ESI Scheme under vision-2022 in entire areas of 154 partially notified districts and 148 non-notified districts by 31.03.2022

Posted by & filed under Esic Benefits.

eSanjeevaniOPD -SAFE HOME OPD National Teleconsultation Service-MoHFW

ESIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, is providing free of cost medical consultation services to the beneficiaries of ESIC through the e-Sanjeevani App, from anywhere. E – Sanjeevani (OPD – Safe Home OPD) Tele – Counseling System is a citizen-friendly web-based app of MoHFW. It aims to provide healthcare services to patients through secure and structured video-based clinical consultations between a doctor in the hospital and a patient at home or from anywhere.

Now, ESI beneficiaries will be able to avail of benefits and get appointments with ESI doctors for video consultation. ESIC-eSanjeevani will also help the elderly or others to avail of follow-up teleconsultation services if the situation does not permit them to visit the ESI health center in person. In the current situation of COVID, this tool will also prove to be highly beneficial for the beneficiary to seek health advice without the need to personally visit an ESI health center.

Therefore, it is requested to disseminate this information to all the employees to avail the facility of online OPD teleconsultation from home/office

Salient features of this citizen friendly National OnlineOPD service (eSanjeevaniOPD) are:
  1. Patient Registration
  2. Token Generation
  3. Queue Management
  4. Audio-Video Consultation with a Doctor
  5. ePrescription
  6. SMS/Email Notifications
  7. Serviced by State’s Doctors
  8. Free Service
  9. Fully Configurable (no. of daily slots, no. of doctors/clinics, waiting room slots, consultation time limit etc.)
Flow:
  1. Registration
  2. Token
  3. Login
  4. Wait
  5. Consultation
  6. ePrescription
  1. Registration:
    1. User verifies his/her mobile no. using OTP
    2. Fills Patient Registration Form
    3. eSanjeevaniOPD assigns a Patient ID
  2. Token:
    1. User requests a token for consultation
    2. Uploads health records, if any
    3. User receives Patient ID & Token through SMS
  3. Login:
    1. Closer to the turn eSanjeevaniOPD sends a SMS notification asking user to login
    2. User logs in using Patient ID
    3. Patient enters the clinic and is placed at the end of the existing queue. If there is no queue you will be placed at serial no. 1
  4. Wait:
    1. eSanjeevaniOPD assigns a doctor to the patient (time interval depends on the length of the queue)
    2. As the doctor is assigned to the patient “CALL NOW” button gets activated
    3. User is required to click “CALL NOW” button within 120 seconds*
    4. Upon clicking “CALL NOW” within 10 seconds the doctor shows up in video
  5. Consultation:
    1. Patient consults the doctor
    2. During the consultation doctor has an access to the patient’s health records (if uploaded at v)
  6. ePrescription:
    1. During the consultation, doctor prepares an electronic prescription (ePrescription)
    2. At the end of the consultation doctor sends the ePrescription and closes the call
    3. ePrescription shows up on patient’s end.
    4. Patient logs out after saving/printing the received ePrescription
    5. After the call eSanjeevaniOPD sends SMS notification to the patient with a link to download ePrescription
Other provisions:
  1. eSanjeevaniOPD is yet a web-application, however, it’s development has been based on responsive web design approach. Hence eSanjeevaniOPD is expected to respond to the user’s behaviour and environment based on screen-size, platform and orientation. It is possible to use eSanjeevaniOPD on large screen tablets and smartphones.
  2. For a smooth full-motion video consultation experience internet speed of at least 1Mbps is recommended.
  3. Once registered patient’s name, age, gender, patient ID cannot be altered, however, patient can update email / mobile number and address
  4. Every patient is assigned a unique 16 digit patient ID, it is generated using Luhn Algorithm (mod 10 algorithm).
  5. Every consultation will be assigned a unique consultation number.
  6. Patients residing in a particular State will get connected with one of doctors on the panel of doctors set up by the corresponding State’s health department.
  7. If (at xi) patient misses to click “CALL NOW” in 120 seconds, eSanjeevaniOPD will move this patient few slots lower in waiting room queue and the patient next in queue will take the turn.
  8. All tokens (used & unused) will expire at the end of the day.
  9. For using the system again the user will need to follow same steps, registration form will show up auto filled with details existing in eSanjeevaniOPD, hence the user will upload health records if any and then generate token.
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Link for app and online consultation

https://esanjeevaniopd.in/