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

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Enforcement Of Provisions Towards ESIC In Erode Districts Of Tamil Nadu

ESIC vide notification S.O. 2068(E) has implemented the provisions of Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication Of Disputes and Claims) in the entire area of Erode District in the State of Tamil Nadu, in addition to the already implemented area in the said District.

EPFO Allows Its Members To Avail Second COVID-19 Advance

The Ministry of Labour and Employments vide a Press Release dated 31st May 2021 has allowed members of EPFO to avail second non-refundable COVID-19 advance to support it’s subscribers amidst second wave of the pandemic. The provision for special withdrawal to meet the financial need of members during pandemic was introduced in March 2020, under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) which provided non-refundable withdrawal to the extent of the basic wages and dearness allowances for three months or up to 75% of the amount standing to member’s credit in the EPF account, whichever is less. Further, EPFO has deployed a system driven auto claim settlement process in respect of all such members whose KYC requirements is complete in all respect. Auto-mode settlement enables EPFO to reduce the claim cycle to three days as against the statutory requirement to settle the claims within twenty days.

Order On Further Extension Of Payment Of Enrolment Tax Under The Karnataka Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Act,1976

The Government of Karnataka vide notification no. FD 02 CPT 2021 dated 31st May 2021, with reference to earlier notification dated 26th April 2021 has further extended the due date of payment of enrolment tax from 30th May 2021 to 30th June 2021 due to the continuation of tough measures regarding Covid-19. 

Centre Issues Advisory To State Governments/UTs To Encourage Work From Home For Nursing Mothers

The Ministry of Labour and Employments vide a Press Release dated 1st June 2021 has issued an advisory to all state government and union territories to encourage work from home for nursing mothers. The provision for working from home said that where the nature of work is such that she may work from home, the employer may allow her to do so on mutual agreement. It also further requested to allow more nursing mothers to work from home under Sec 5(5) of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 to prevent deepening of crisis amidst the pandemic.

Notification On Mandatory Seeding Of Aadhaar Number For Filing Of ECR

Employees’ Provident Fund Organization vide notification no. BKG-27/7/2020-G/Pt. file, has directed that the employers shall be allowed to file the ECR only for the UANs seeded with Aadhaar w.e.f. 1st June 2021. The Employers are asked to ensure the Aadhaar seeding in respect of all the contributory members to enable them to avail uninterrupted services of the EPFO and to avoid any inconvenience.

ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme

The ESIC vide notification no. P-11/14/11/ COVID-19 Relief Scheme/2021-Bft- II has approved ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme to provide help to the families of the Insured Persons who died due to Covid-19. The dependent of insured person are entitled to receive 90% of the Average Daily Wages of the Insured persons during their life and will be paid periodically. For the dependents to receive the benefits, the insured person should have been registered on the ESIC portal at least 3 months prior to diagnosis of COVID resulting in death. Also, the Insured person must have been employed for wages and contribution for 78 days should have been paid or payable in respect of deceased insured person during a period of one year preceding the death. The scheme shall be effective for a period of two years w.e.f. 24.03.2020. 

Maintenance Of Common Display Under Various Labour Laws For Establishments In Delhi

Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi vide notification no. F.No.15(30yLab/2021/93/7 has allowed the establishments to adopt a common display for compliance under existing labour laws as mentioned in the annexure attached to the notification.

Extension Of Medical Benefits To The Family Members Of Insured Persons In The State Of West Bengal

The ESIC vide notification no.N-16/1/WB/2017 has extended medical benefits to the family of Insured persons in the entire area of Alipurduar, South Dinajpur, Purulia, North Dinajpur, Kalimpong and Cooch Behar in addition to the already notified areas in the districts of West Bengal.

Exemption Of Certain Compliances Under The Building And Other Construction Workers (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act,1996 In Delhi

The Government of Delhi vide notification no.F.N.17(889)/DBOCWWB/2020/1275-1281 has exempted certain compliances under the Building And Other Construction Workers (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act,1996 for the next three month from the date of issue of this order such as annual contribution, late fees, penalty towards registration and renewal of construction worker. Therefore, existing eligibility condition for registration and renewal of construction workers shall remain the same. 

Financial Assistance To The Dependent Of Deceased PersonGurugram

Deputy Labour Commissioner (Welfare) Gurugram, Government of Haryana vide circular no. No/DLCW/2021/459 has instructed all establishments located in Gurugram circle to utilize financial scheme of Rs.2,15,000 provided under labour welfare fund for widows and dependents of deceased employees and funeral expenses. The Mukhya Mantri Shramik Suraksha Yojna also provides Rs.5,00,000 in the event of the death of an employee at workplace. Hence, dependents of the concerned employees can avail these benefits by applying through online website https://saralharyana.gov.in/.

The Haryana Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 2021)

The Government of Haryana vide Notification I.R- 2/2021/2771-916 has released the variable dearness allowance towards Minimum Wages effective from 1st January 2021

Extension Of Timeline For Mandatory Seeding Of Aadhaar Number For Filing Of ECR

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation vide notification No: WSU/15(1)2019/ATR/529, has amended the previous circular dated 1st June 2021. As per the amendment, the filing of ECR for UAN to seed with Aadhaar has extended till 1st September 2021. The concerned field officers shall advise employers for implementation after the period of deferment. 

Extension Of Due Date For Filing Annual Returns Under The Maharashtra State Tax On Professions, Trade, Callings And Employments Act, 1975

Government of Maharashtra, Finance Department in exercise of power conferred under Section 6(3) of the The Maharashtra State Tax On Professions, Trade, Callings And Employments Act, 1975 amends the Government Notification Finance Department, No. PFT-2014/C.R.-38/Taxation-3 dated 21st August 2014 ,to include Entry 8 which requires that returns for the month of March 2021, April 2021, May 2021 can be filed on or before 30th June 2021 on the website of the Maharashtra Goods and Service Tax Department. Therefore, Tax and interest shall be paid before filing of return for the month March 2021, April 2021, May 2021.

The Delhi Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

The Government Of National Capital Territory of Delhi vide notification number No. F. 12(142)/02/MW/VII/Partfile/2044-2055 has released minimum wages including variable dearness allowance for the National Capital Territory of Delhi effective 1st April 2021.

Tripura Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

Government of Tripura vide notification No.F.87(30)-LAB/ENF/MW/SHOPS/2002(A)/1388-98, has released minimum wage for the State of Tripura effective from 1st April 2021

The Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Government of India vide notification No.G.S.R. 436(E ) has amended Schedule – I(List of Designated Trades) of The Apprenticeship Rules, 1992. As per the amendment, the entries relating to Spinning Technician, Textile Wet Processing Technician, Weaving Technician has been included under Group No.16 (Textile Trades Group) and Solar Technician (Electrical), Wind Power Plant Technician (Electrical) has also been included under Group No.40 (Green Jobs Trades Group) of The Apprenticeship Rules, 1992.

The Telangana Security Services Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

Government of Telangana vide notification no. G.O Ms. No. 21 dated 25th June, 2021 has revised minimum wages for security services under the list of Schedule Employments. The notification shall come into force from the date of publication of notification in the Official Gazette

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

The Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. As per the Notification No.DES/859/2021-P3(1), the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of April 2021 ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act.

Order On Further Extension Of Due Date For Filing Annual Returns Under The West Bengal State Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings, And Employments Act, 1979

Government of West Bengal, Directorate of Commercial Taxes vide Memo No: 140 CT/PRO suppressing the earlier Memo. No. 119 CT/PRO, dated 21st April 2021 has further extended the last date of filing Annual return in Form-III for the financial year ending 31st March 2021 to 31st August 2021. The last date for furnishing the paper form of that return also has been extended to 7th September 2021.

Special Campaign For License And Registration Under Inter-State Migrant Workmen Enactment In Madhya Pradesh

Government of Madhya Pradesh has issued a circular to all jurisdictional officers in Madhya Pradesh under The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 . As per the circular, the labour department has directed all jurisdictional officers to run a special campaign from 1st July 2021 to 31st July 2021 for registration of major employers and license to the contractor and make all the employers or institutions and labour organizations of their jurisdiction aware of instructions as mentioned in the circular.

The West Bengal Minimum Wages Notification (July 2021)

The government of West Bengal as per notification No.21/703/Stat/2RW/29/2016/LCS/JLC, has released the minimum rates of wages effective from 1st July 2021 to 31st December 2021

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