Category - Labour Laws


MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 16th February, 2017/Magha 27, 1938 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 15th February, 2017, and is hereby published for general information:— THE PAYMENT OF WAGES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2017 NO. 1 OF 2017 [15th February, 2017] An Act… Read More

EPFO Circular on responsibility of Principal Employer for deposit of PF of contracted employee

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour, Govt. Of India) Head Office Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110066 (CENTRAL ANALYSIS & INTELLIGENCE UNIT) No.CAIU/011(33)2015/HQ/Vol.II/28445                                                    … Read More

Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 20th January, 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… Read More

Ministry of Labour and Employment notifies Minimum rates of wages for Scheduled Industry.

  MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 19th January, 2017 S.O. 186(E).—Whereas the draft proposal to revise the minimum rates of wages per day payable to the Schedule mentioned categories of employees engaged in the employment of Agriculture was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii),… Read More

Note on Employees Enrolment Campaign, 2017 under EPF

NOTE ON EMPLOYEES ENROLLMENT CAMPAIGN, 2017 UNDER EPF 1. The Central Government has amended paragraph 82 of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 and inserted paragraph “82A. Special Provision in respect of Employees’ Enrolment Campaign, 2017” vide notification No. G.S.R. 1190(E) dated 30th December, 2016 to be called as the Employees’ Provident Funds (Seventh Amendment)… Read More

The Ministry of Labour and Employment plans merging all labour laws under 5 Legislations

The Central Government with an intent to overhaul the existing legislative framework has deliberated on the idea of reducing the number of legislations to just 5. The Government seeks to reduce the hardships that companies currently face under the current system, wherein they have to ensure compliances of a mammoth 44 labour laws. The Ministry… Read More

Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourer Scheme – 2016

Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourer Scheme – 2016 to be Made Central Sector Scheme Revised Scheme Proposes Increase in Quantum of Financial Assistance Annual Budget Raised from Rs.5 Crore to Rs.47 Crore; Cash Assistance from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. One Lakh Cash Assistance may extend to Rs Two Lakh in Special Cases and to Rs.Three Lakh… Read More

Concessions to startups regarding Labour Laws

In order to promote the Start-Up ecosystem in the country and incentivizing the entrepreneurs in setting up new start-up ventures and thus catalyze the creation of employment opportunities through them, the Ministry of Labour & Employment has issued an advisory to the States/UTs/Central Labour Enforcement Agencies for a compliance regime based on self-certification and regulating… Read More

Labour Reforms

Reforms in labour laws are an ongoing process to update legislative system to address the need of the hour and to make them more effective and contemporary to the emerging economic and industrial scenario. The Second National Commission on Labour has recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five… Read More

Ministry of Labour and Employment Launches the Start Your Business Page on NCS Portal

Following the MoU signed with Uber in February 2016, the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Friday, 11 March 2016, announced the official launch of the “Start Your Own business” page on the National Career Services Portal. Gracing his presence at the event, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shri Shankar Agarwal, said “Participation from… Read More

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