Labour Law Gazette Notifications (Updates) Of January-2021: “One Clik”

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One Time Relaxation Towards Filing Return Of ESI Contribution For The Period April 2020 To September 2020

The Employees State Insurance Corporation vide notification no: P-11/12/Misc./SST Misuse/2019-Rev.II has extended time of filing return of contribution for the contribution period April 2020 to September 2020 under Employees State Insurance (General) Regulations, 1950 up to 15th January 2021.

Karnataka Shops And Establishment Permitted To Remain Open 24×7 days For Next Three Years

Government of Karnataka vide notification No. E-LD 4 LET 2019(P) permits all Shops and Commercial Establishments in the state employing ten or more persons to be open on 24 X 7 basis on all days of the year for a period of three years from the date of publication of this notification in the official gazette subject to the conditions mentioned in the notification.

Relaxation Of Procedure For Filing Claim For Relief Under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

ESIC vide notification No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D. has notified relaxation of the condition of submitting a claim for relief under the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana scheme. As per the amendment claims through affidavit forms are no longer required under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY) of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). 

Declaration Of PF Rate Of Interest For EPF Members Account For The Year 2019-20

As per EPFO Circular No. INV-11/1/2020-INV/2025 Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India conveyed the approval of Central Government to credit interest at 8.50% for the year 2019 -20, to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per provisions under Para 60(1) of EPF Scheme, 1952

Paid Holiday For Employees In Maharashtra Eligible To Vote In Gram Panchayat Elections

The Maharashtra State Election Commission has notified the schedule for Gram Panchayath elections in the State. The Polling for 14,234 Gram Panchayats in 34 districts of the State except for Mumbai city and Mumbai suburbs will be held on 15th January 2021 (Friday). Further, polling will be held in Chamorshi, Mulchera, Aheri, Etapalli, Bhamragad, and Sironcha talukas of Gadchiroli districts on 20th January 2021 (Wednesday). Now the Maharashtra State Election Commission, vide notification dated 5th January 2021, has directed employers to declare Paid Holiday on the Polling Day i.e 15th January and 20th January 2021 to allow Employees to cast their vote for the Gram Panchayat elections in the State of Maharashtra. The notification further states as follows, (1) Workers/officers/employees who are eligible voters in the electoral polling constituency should be given a holiday to claim their voting rights on Polling Day, even if they are working outside the Constituency in which election is being held. (2) This holiday will be applicable to all shops, establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, trade, industrial enterprises, or other establishments in the electoral polling constituency concerned. (3) There is no need to close shops/companies/commercial establishments in urban areas or non-election areas. Employers in Maharashtra advised to take note of the above and ensure that these directions are fully complied with. If there is a complaint about voters not getting the right holiday or concession for voting, appropriate action will be taken against them

Introduction Of A Single Form For Trade License And Registration For Shops And Commercial Establishments In Haryana

The Government of Haryana vide Notification No EoDB/LW/2021/ has introduced a scheme for receiving the online applications for registration of shop and commercial establishment under Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 and Trade License under the local municipal laws through the online portal of HEPC (Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre) in a single form. 

Clarification Regarding Payment Of Claims Under ABVKY In Cases Where Employers Show Zero Contribution

ESIC vide circular no P-11/14/11/ABVKY/2019-Bft II has issued a clarification regarding payment of claims under ABVKY in cases where employers show “0” contribution for employees for some time after termination of their service and removal from the system at a later stage. In cases where the employee had indeed become unemployed in the month where “0” contribution has been filed shall also be allowed after due verification. However, it should be ensured that only beneficiaries who have been exited from the rolls of an employer, even at a later stage, are considered for payments under ABVKY subject to fulfillment of other eligibility conditions. Therefore, Employers are advised to exit those employees whose services have been terminated by them from their rolls/system immediately so that the payment of relief under ABVKY be made to such eligible claimants. 

The Andaman And Nicobar Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2021)

The Administrator of Andaman and Nicobar Island vide notification no 16/1/MW/2019-20/LC&DET/23, has declared the minimum rate of wages in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar with effect from 1st January 2021

Introduction Of Central Inspection System Under Various Labour Laws In Uttar Pradesh

The Government of Uttar Pradesh vide circular no 1788/36-03-2020 has introduced a central inspection system applicable to various labour laws. As per the Central Inspection Procedure, (1) the inspection officer will upload the inspection report in the portal within forty-eight hours of inspection whereby establishments and departments can view it, (2) The establishments will be informed through the portal before inspection, (3) The central inspection portal is equipped with the facility to view and download the report for three years. 

Auto-Renewal Of Registration, License Under Various Labour Laws In Assam

The Labour Department of Assam vide notification no. GLR. 65/2019/47 has introduced an auto-renewal scheme for certificates of registration and licenses with regard to the following acts : (1) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (2) The Assam Shops And Establishments Act 1971 (3) The Inter-state Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act 1979 (4) The Factories Act, 1948. Auto-renewal will be done for online renewal applications upon submission of a copy of the registered license, renewal fees, and self-declaration along with the application to intimate and apply for any amendment or change that may occur in the subsequent year.

Amendment To The Tamil Nadu Maternity Benefits Rules 1967

The Government of Tamil Nadu vide notification no.SRO A-1/2021 has amended the Tamil Nadu Maternity Benefit Rules, 1967. As per the amendment, for every establishment having fifty or more employees, the employer should provide and maintain the facility of creche for the use of children of woman employees. There shall be one creche for every thirty children who are below the age of six years.

Lakshadweep Union Territory List Of Holidays 2021

The Administration of Union Territory of Lakshadweep vide notification no F.No.35/02/2018-Genl/125 has declared the List of Holidays in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep for the calendar year 2021

Extension Of Time Limit To Deposit Labour Welfare Fund Contribution In Karnataka

The Government of Karnataka through the department notification has extended the last date for payment of contribution to the Labour welfare fund from 15th January 2021 to 31st January 2021 due to technical difficulties in the online portal

Paid Leave During COVID-19 Quarantine Period In Karnataka

The Government of Karnataka vide order no. Kae 572 TNR 2020, dated 18th January 2021 has directed that workers who are down with the Covid-19 virus, as well as those who are their primary contacts, are entitled to paid leave for the entire duration of being quarantined. This order is deemed to be effective right from the day the state went under lockdown, this stays effective for workers of both sectors, organized as well as unorganized. 

Introduction Of A Single Portal For Registration Of All Enterprises In Haryana

The Government of Haryana vide notification no. 25/02/2020-4IB-I has notified the creation of a single portal, “Haryana Udhyam Memorandum (HUM)”, for registration of all types of enterprises and businesses operating in the State of Haryana. The portal aims to create and maintain a centralized consolidated repository of all enterprises and businesses operating in Haryana. Enterprises and businesses operating in Haryana, irrespective of their size and type, may register and obtain Haryana Udhyam Portal ID. An E-certificate, namely, “Haryana Udhyam Memorandum (HUM)” shall be issued on completion of the registration process.

The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification (April 2020)

The Union Territory of Chandigarh vide Notification No. ST/ (CPI)/2020-21/108 has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2020

Tripura Factories (Tenth Amendment) Rules 2021

The Government of Tripura vide notification no. F.7(121)-FB/AM(Vol.-II)/2007/2199-07 has amended certain rules of the Tripura Factories Rules 2007. The notification provides for the following amendment (i)updated measures in the temperature to be recorded at each hygrometer, (ii) it further mandates the employer to provide personal protective equipment such as safety helmets, protective footwear, safety goggles, and spectacles, equipment for eye and face protection during welding, gloves and protective clothing, ear protection when exposed to noise, respiratory protection, etc to all workers and the said equipment shall also conform to the relevant national standards. 

Certain Provisions Of ESI Act To Be Implemented In Dharmapuri And Ranipet Districts Of Tamil Nadu

Ministry of Labour and Employment vide Gazette notification No. S.O.373(E), has appointed 1st February 2021 as the date on which the following provisions of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 shall come into force in the areas of, Dharmapuri district and Ranipet district in the state of Tamilnadu, namely:- (i) Section 38 (All employees to be insured), Section 39 (Contributions), Section 40 (Principal employer to pay contributions in the first instance), Section 41 (Recovery of contributions from immediate employer), Section 42 (General provisions as to payment of contributions), Section 43 (Method of payment of contribution) and Sections 45A to 45H (Determination of contributions in certain cases, Appellate Authority, Recovery of contributions, Issue of certificate to the Recovery Officer, Recovery officer to whom certificate is to be forwarded, Validity of certificate and amendment thereof, Stay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof, Other modes of recovery, Application of certain provisions of the Income-Tax Act) of Chapter IV and certain other provisions of Chapter V and VI.

Introduction To Online Process For Registration And License Approval Under Various Labour Laws In Haryana

The Government of Haryana vide notification no. Endst. No. 422-24 has introduced an online department portal (https://hrylabour.gov.in/) for registration, renewal of licenses under (a) The Factories Act, 1948 (b) The Contracts Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act,1970 (c) The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) Act, 1996 (d) The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act, 1979 (e) The Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Act, 1958. 

Tripura Shops And Establishments (Fifth Amendment) Ordinance 2021

The Government of Tripura vide notification no.F.8(3)-Law/Leg-I/2021 has introduced Tripura Shops And Establishments (Fifth Amendment) Ordinance 2021. As per the ordinance, the existing provision of registration of shops and establishments has been removed as there exists a parallel provision to obtain trade license for pursuing business from the competent local authority through the swaagat portal (swaagat.tripura.gov.in).

Further Extension Of Time Limit To Deposit Labour Welfare Fund Contribution In Karnataka

The Government of Karnataka, vide. Press Note dt. 30th January 2021 has informed that, due to technical difficulties in the online portal, the Karnataka Labour Welfare Board gives further relaxation to all establishments for Karnataka LWF contribution payment on http://klwb.karnataka.gov.in/for the calendar year 2020. The last date for acceptance of the online LWF contribution payment has now been extended till 20th February 2021. Therefore, employers of Karnataka who are yet to make the online payment of the LWF contribution for their establishments may avail of this benefit of the extended due date and are advised to make the LWF contribution payment within 20th February 2021 on the portal

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