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

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The Puducherry Factories (Amendment) Rules, 2020

The Government of Puducherry vide notification G.O. Ms. No. 03/2020/Lab has amended the Puducherry Factories Rules, 1964. As per the amendment, every licence granted or renewed in accordance with the rule will remain valid or be in force for a minimum period of ten years or more as applicable. The licence so granted or renewed will remain valid up to 31st December of the applied period. Furthermore, the application made will be automatically renewed for the applied period and an electronic certificate of registration/renewal will be auto-generated and issued after thirty days (30) from the date of submission of the application.

SOP For Obtaining Parivaar Pehchaan Patra For All The Workers Under Haryana Labour Welfare Board

The Government of Haryana vide notification no: HLWB/2664-2814 has framed SOP for obtaining Parivaar Pehchaan Patra for workers who come under the purview of the Haryana Labour Welfare Board. The benefits under various welfare schemes would be delivered only through this unique family ID under the Parivaar Pehchaan Patra (PPP). PPP will enable pro-active online delivery of certain Government services, schemes, and benefits. All establishments including factories and shop & establishment coming under the purview of the Haryana Labour Welfare Board have been segregated into 2 categories. The type one category consist of 500 workers and the type two contain workers less than 500. Every worker/employee who is currently residing in Haryana and has a residential address of Haryana irrespective of his status of domicile is required to get his/her PPP generated.

Introduction Of Third-Party Certification Scheme Under Various Labour Laws In Rajasthan

The Government of Rajasthan vide circular no.E.O.D.B/IR/Labour/Part-2/6280 has introduced a third-party certification scheme to simplify the business regulations under the ease of doing business reform. The third-party certification scheme is to be implemented under various labour laws such as, (1) The Beedi And Cigar Workers (Condition of Employment) Act, 1966, (2) The Rajasthan Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition)Rule,1971 (3) The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 (4) The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961 (5) The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (6) The Employee Compensation Act, 1923 (7) The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961 (8) The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (9) The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Act, 1986 (10) The Rajasthan Shops And Commercial Establishments Acts,1958 (11) The Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act, 1946 (12) The Building And Other Construction Worker’s Welfare Cess Act, 1996 (13)The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (14) The Sales Promotion Employee(Condition Of Service)Act, 1976 (15) The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (16) The Industrial Disputes Act 1947 (17) The Working Journalist and Other Newspaper Employees Act, 1955. Therefore, employers of any industrial establishments may adopt this third-party certification scheme. The Government may reject the Third-Party certification at any time on receiving any written complaint.

Paid Holiday For Employees Of Shops And Establishments In Andhra Pradesh On Account Of Urban Local Body Elections

The Chief Inspector under the Andhra Pradesh Shops And Establishments Act, 1988 and Special Commissioner of Labour, Vijayawada has declared 10th March 2021 as a paid holiday to all employees and workers employed in shops and establishments for enabling them to franchise/ caste their vote situated in areas of urban local bodies where elections are being conducted. Therefore, all Labour, Deputy Commissioners of Labour, Assistant Labour officers in the state are requested to ensure the paid holiday in respect of their Jurisdictions.

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Jan 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 January 2021 ascertained by the Director-General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Mandating The Use Of Central Inspection System In Karnataka

The Government Of Karnataka vide circular no. KUM/DD/EODB/SBRAP/31/2020-21 has introduced Central Inspection System (CIS) to synchronize all the compliance-based inspection services under one system. The Central Inspection System module is hosted on the State single-window – ebiz portal (http://kumcis.azurewebsites.net/) for the following four departments: (1) Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety, and Health (2) Labour Department (3) Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and (4) Legal Metrology Department. The above-mentioned departments will issue a separate GO/Notification, mandating all inspection procedures through Central Inspection System only. The Central Inspection System (CIS) will be operationalized from 22nd March 2021.

One Time Relaxation In Contributory Condition For Entitlement To Receive Medical Benefit Under ESIC

The Employees State Insurance Corporation vide notification no; F.No.V-14/11/6/2018/Med.I Misc has decided to grant one-time relaxation in entitlement criteria for ESI scheme contribution while assessing eligibility for medical benefits. Further, for all practical purpose, while processing entitlement for medical benefit including super-specialty treatment services of a pre-existing ESI beneficiary, it shall be assumed that contribution has been received during the contribution period with effect from 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2020 and there is no break in the contribution of fund towards ESI scheme during this period. 

Declaration Of Paid Holiday For Three Days In Assam On Account Of Legislative Assembly Election 2021

The Governor of Assam has declared 27th March 2021 (Saturday), 1st April 2021 (Thursday), 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) as a paid holiday on account of the first phase, second phase, third phase of the General Election to State Legislative Assembly, 2021. All Government/Non-Government Offices/PRIs/Urban Local Bodies/Educational Institutions and Business Establishments including Banks, Tea Garden and Industries within the specified jurisdiction shall remain closed on these days account of these public holidays.

Declaration Of Paid Holiday In Assam On Account Of Legislative Assembly Election 2021

The Governor of Assam vide notification no. GAG (A) 139-2015-243 has declared 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) as a paid holiday on account of the first phase of the General Election to State Legislative Assembly, 2021. All Government/Non Government Offices/PRIs/Urban Local Bodies/Educational Institutions and Business Establishments including Banks, Tea Garden and Industries within the specified jurisdiction shall remain closed on 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) on account of a public holiday. 

The Jharkhand Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2018

The Government of Jharkhand vide notification number No.-02/shrma. Ka.Ba. Shra.(Niyam-Sansho.)-01/2018 L&E/ 361 has amended the Jharkhand Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Rules, 1995. As per the amendment the State Government has included in the rules the measures for awareness on prohibition of employment of child and adolescents in contravention to Act to ensure that the children and adolescents are not employed or permitted to work in any occupation or process. Further, the amendment has also introduced new rules regarding persons who may file a complaint, manner of compounding offenses, duties of District Magistrate, Duties of Inspectors, Periodical inspection, and monitoring.

Amendment Under The Madhya Pradesh Factories Rules, 1962

The Government of Madhya Pradesh vide notification no. F.01-02-2020-A-xvi has amended the procedure for registration and grant of license under The Madhya Pradesh Factories Rules, 1962. As per the Amendment, registration for factories and licenses can be granted in Form no. 3 for a period up to ten years or more as prescribed by the State Government. 

Declaration Of Paid Holiday In Puducherry On Account Of General Elections

In connection with the General Election to Puducherry Legislative Assembly, 2021 scheduled to be held on 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) in the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Government of Puducherry vide notification no.169/AIL/Lab/G/2021 has informed that the occupiers/employers of all Factories, Industries, Shops, and other Establishments located in the entire Union territory are instructed to grant a paid holiday to all their employees on Tuesday, 6th April 2021. Furthermore, no deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted under the law and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.

Declaration Of Public Holiday In Tamil Nadu On Account Of General Elections

The Election Commission of India has notified 6th April 2021 as the poll day for the general elections to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 2021 and Bye-Election to Lok Sabha from 39 Kanniyakumari Parliamentary Constituency. The Governor of Tamil Nadu vide notification no: G.O.Ms.No.160 has declared 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) as a public holiday to enable the public to cast their vote situated in areas where elections are being conducted.

The Chhattisgarh Minimum Wages Revised Notification April 2021 (Factory)

The Government of Chhattisgarh vide notification no/08/2020/4502, has revised the VDA effective from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021

The Chhattisgarh Minimum Wages Revised Notification (April 2021)

The Government of Chhattisgarh vide notification no/08/2020/4502, has revised the VDA effective from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021

Declaration Of Paid Holiday In West Bengal On Account Of Legislative Assembly Election 2021

The Government of West Bengal has announced the schedule for General Elections to West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 2021 to be held in eight phases as per the following schedule : 27th March 2021 (Saturday), 1st April 2021 (Thursday), 06th April 2021 (Tuesday), 10th April 2021 (Saturday), 17th April 2021 (Saturday), 22nd April 2021 (Thursday), 26th April 2021 (Monday), 29th April 2021 (Thursday) respectively. Therefore, the Government has made it obligatory on the part of the employers of any business, trade, industrial undertaking, or any other establishment to grant a paid holiday to all categories of employees, workers who are entitled to cast vote in the election. 

The Rajasthan Third Party Building And Other Construction Workers Establishment Inspection Scheme

The Government of Rajasthan vide notification no F-8(1) EODB/IR/Shram/2020-PT-II has introduced a third party inspection scheme under the Building And Other Construction Workers (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act, 1996. As per the Scheme, any employer can apply online on the official RajFAB web application to get his/her establishment inspected by a third party and the employer can re-opt for the scheme only if the compliance of the inspection is submitted online. 

Amendment To The Tamil Nadu Factories Rules, 1950

The Government of Tamil Nadu vide notification number SRO A-9/2021 has introduced certain amendments to the Tamil Nadu factories rules 1950. As per the amendment under rule 103, regarding maintenance of muster roll and registers, the Manager of every factory is required to maintain a muster roll of all the workers employed in the factory in Form No. 25 and entries shall be made at the commencement of each period of work. The Manager shall make such muster roll readily available for inspection to the inspector at all times during working hours or when any work is being carried on in the factory and it shall be preserved for a period of three years after the last entry. The Register of adult workers and young persons in Form No. 12, Register of leave with wages in Form No. 15, and the muster roll and register of compensatory holidays in Form No. 25 shall be considered to serve the purposes of the Registers and muster roll. 

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Feb 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 February 2021 ascertained by the Director-General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Declaration Of Paid Holiday In Kerala On Account Of Legislative Assembly Election 2021

The Government of Kerala vide Order no EN(2) 5224/2021 has declared 6th April 2021 (Tuesday) as a public holiday in connection with the general election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly 2021 and Bye-Election in Malappuram Parliamentary Constituency. It is instructed that all the electors who are employees of private enterprises and private and public industrial undertaking, shops, and establishments including those which work on a shift basis shall be granted a paid holiday on the day of the poll in the constituency where the general elections/bye-elections are to be held. Further, it is clarified that even the electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday.

Declaration Of Public Holiday On Account Of Birthday Of Dr. B.R Ambedkar

The Government of India vide notification no.F.No. 12/04/2020-JCA has declared 14th April 2021 as a Public Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R Ambedkar for all central government offices including all Industrial Establishments throughout India. 

The Bihar Minimum Wage Notification (April 2021)

As per notification No-5/ M.W.- 40-16/2021 L&R- 1231, the Government of Bihar has released Minimum Wages for the state of Bihar effective from 1st April 2021

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