NEWS & EVENTS

EPF Admin Charges Reduce from 0.85% to 0.65 % from 1st Apr 2017

Good News from EPFO the administrative charges payable by the employer for the purposes of paragraph 30 and sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 38 of the said Scheme with effect from 1st April, 2017 at 0.65 per cent (zero point six five per cent.) of the pay as referred to in the said paragraphs subject to a minimum sum of seventy-five rupees per month for every non-functional
establishment having no contributory member and five hundred rupees per month per establishment for other establishments.

Further the Central Government hereby determines that no sum shall be payable for the time being by the employer in relation to his employees as the further sum payable by the employer every month to the Deposit-Linked Insurance Fund for the meeting the expenses in connection with the administration of the Employees Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 other than the expenses towards the cost of any benefits provided by or under that scheme.
No Admin No EDLI 1st Apr 2017

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in the Parliament

The Lok Sabha has passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 today. The Bill had already been passed by the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session. With this, the Bill stands passed in the Parliament. 

The Bill seeks to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 to provide for the following:- 
(i) Maternity leave available to the working women to be increased from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for the first two children. 
(ii) Maternity leave for children beyond the first two will continue to be 12 weeks. 
(iii) Maternity leave of 12 weeks to be available to mothers adopting a child below the age of three months as well as to the “commissioning mothers”. The commissioning mother has been defined as biological mother who uses her egg to create an embryo planted in any other woman. 
(iv) Every establishment with more than 50 employees to provide for crèche facilities for working mothers and such mothers will be permitted to make four visits during working hours to look after and feed the child in the crèche. 
(v) The employer may permit a woman to work from home if it is possible to do so. 
(vi) Every establishment will be required to make these benefits available to the women from the time of her appointment. 
The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Gandhi thanked the Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya for taking up the demand of lakhs of women across the country and for having steered the Bill through Rajya Sabha as well as the Lok Sabha. In her message to the working women, Smt. Gandhi congratulated the women who are planning to have a child and has stated that the Ministry of Women and Child Development will continue to work for the empowerment of women. 

The amendments in the Bill were taken up following the request by the WCD Minister to the Hon’ble Labour Minister to bring about these changes so that a working woman gets time to exclusively breast-feed her child for 6 months after the birth. This period also enables the working mother to recuperate herself before she goes to back to work. In her communication to the Labour Ministry, the WCD Minister had also highlighted the concerns of commissioning and adopting mothers who also require maternity leave.

Gazzeted Copy Awaited

No AAdhar copy required for 10-C Settlemen

Now No AAdhar copy required for 10-C Settlemen Pension_Aadhaar_JeevanPramaan_32049

Minimum Wages Wesr Bengal 1st Jan 2017 to 30th June 2017

Minimum Wages West Bengal 1st Jan 2017 to 30th June 2017 West Bengal MW 1st Jan 2017

ESIC New Distric Covvered under Assam W.E.F from 1st Feb 2017

 ESIC New district has been covered from 1st Feb 2017 ESIC New District covered in Assam

New Year Gift to Female Employees from ESIC in regards to Maternity Benefit Act from 20th Jan 2017

G.S.R. 62(E).—Whereas draft rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 958(E), dated the 6th October, 2016, as required under sub-section (1) of section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act,

 

1948(34 of 1948), inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of a period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette containing the said notification was published were made available to the public;

And whereas, copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 6th October, 2016;

 And whereas, no objections and suggestions were received from persons in respect of the said rules; Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act,1948(34 of 1948), the Central Government after consultation with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, namely:-

 (b) in rule 56, in sub-rule (2),--

(i) for the words “ twelve weeks of which not more than six weeks”, the words “twenty-six weeks of which not more than eight weeks” shall be substituted;

 (ii) after the first proviso, the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:--

Provided further that the insured woman shall be entitled to twelve weeks of maternity benefit from the date the child is handed over to the commissioning mother after birth or adopting mother, as the case maybe: 

 Provided also that the insured woman having two or more than two surviving children shall be entitled to receive maternity benefits during a period of twelve weeks of which not more than six weeks shall precede the expected date of confinement.


ESIC Maternity Benefit Act Ammedment 2017

EPF dues solely on the basis of balance sheet without identification of beneficiaries is not sustainable

Assessment of EPF dues solely on the basis of balance sheet without identification of beneficiaries is not sustainable

An appeal was filed by the appellant before the Employees' Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal, challenging the order dated 23.09.2011, passed by the EPF Authority, under section 7-A of the Act.
Brief Facts:
Dues were assessed on the basis of balance sheet without identification of beneficiaries on EO's report. Appellant's contention is that employees were engaged through different registered contractors from time to time. EPF Authority submitted that the appellant neither produced list of contractors nor list of employees and in such circumstances there was no option with the department, except to pass the impugned order.
Reasons & Decision:
The entire case of assessment of EPF dues is for the period April 2005 to March 2011. Neither EO nor the EPF Authority is known to the beneficiaries till date. Dues, if collected, would not give any benefit to any of the employees. Hence, impugned order is sets aside. Matter is remanded back to the EPF Authority for passing a speaking order by getting joined the alleged contractors, having identified the beneficiaries and only on the basis of balance sheet, in accordance with law. Appellant is supposed to furnish complete list of contractors and employees within 2 months from the date of this order to the EPF Authority. Any amount deposited shall not be disbursed till further order.
Food Corporation of India vs. APFC, Jabalpur
ATA No. 09 (8) 2012 decided on 7.11.2016 

EPFO gives 5 Days Grace period for Payment of Dec-2016

Dear all,

In  regards to the New ECR 2.0 version  unified portal was not responding due to connectivity issues etc in regards to the same  the Competent Authority has decided that, as a special case, concession of grace period of 5 days is allowed for the employers to deposit the contribution and other dues for the month of December,2016  by 20th January,2017. DOC-20170112-WA0004

The Payment Of Wages (Amendment) Ordinance 2016

As per The Payment Of Wages (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016, all wages must be paid in current coin or in currency notes or by cheque or by crediting the wages in the bank account of the employee. Provided that the appropriate government may, by notification in the official gazette, specify the industrial or other establishment, where the employer shall pay to every person employed the wages only by cheque or by crediting the wages in his bank account


The Payment Of Wages (Amendment) Ordinance 2016

ESIC Limit increase from Rs 15000 to Rs 21000 W.E.F from 1st Jan 2017

ESIC limit has been increased from 1st Jan 2017 from Rs 15000 to Rs 21000 


Draft rules were published on 6th October 2016 and whereas, objections and suggestions received from persons likely to be affected thereby have been considered by the Central Government 


Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 95 of the said Act, the Central Government, after

consultation with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, namely:-


1. (1) These rules may be called the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Third Amendment Rules, 2016.


(2) They shall come into force from 1st day of January, 2017.


2. In the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, in rule 50, for the words “fifteen thousand rupees” occurring at both the places, the words ‘twenty one thousand rupees” shall be substituted.


ESIC Notification on 21K limit

Gujarat Labour Welfare Indrease from Dec-2016

Dear All,

Gujarat Labour Welfare Fund has been increased from Dec-2016 the New Rate are as under
     
gujarat labour welfare

New UAN ECR to be implmented-

New Version of UAN is going to be implemented-
Key features  of next version  of UAN

UAN would  be the key field  in Electronic  Challan cum Return  (ECR).
For a member  joining  EPF for the first  time,  the UAN would  be obtained  by the employer  or member  prior  to filing  of ECR by the employer  for that  member
The employer   would  furnish   the  member's   details  on  the  basis of  KYC documents   i.e. Aadhaar,  PAN, Bank Account  etc. to  avoid  future   issues about  member's  name,  name  of father/spouse,   date of birth  etc.

The UAN would  be allotted   upfront   on the  portal  and would  be validated   in the  ECR file  of the employer  at the time  of its submission.

Also  for   a  member   who   was  earlier   a  member   of EPF prior   to  joining   the   present establishment,   the linking of the existing  UAN of the member  should necessarily be done by the employer  before filing  of UAN based ECR.

The member's  details  as available  in the  provided  UAN i.e. name of member,  date of birth, father's/   Husband's name would  be used in the ECR of the present employment.

The generation/linking    of UAN can be done through  an online  functionality    on UAN portal.

This would be mandatory   for the employer to include the new members  in the ECR.
Next Version of UAN

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