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EPFO issued the notification dated 17-08-2022 regarding the settlement of pension claims of seasonal workers of seasonal factories/establishments. Fraction of service of the employee for six months or more shall be treated as one year and service of less than six months will be treated as zero.
In case of a seasonally employed employee worked in any establishment period of contributory service of less than one year will such service shall be treated as a full year .Download Notification
EPFO issued the notification dated 03-08-2022 regarding the framed of SOP (Standard Operational Procedure) for settling of the claims on the top priority in case of death of the member by Industrial Accident.Immediate process should be followed in case of Industrial Accident Death so that family members/nominee can avail the benefits from EPFO and delay in such action will be treated as violation under provision of EPF Act 1952 and shall be liable for action as per law.
EPFO issued the notification dated 22-07-2022 regarding the procedure of calculation and deduction of TDS while processing the claims.TDS deduction on basis of Applicability/Limit/Rate at which TDS calculated/Process flow at the level of Dealing Assistant.Download Notification
ESIC issued the notification mentioning to all the employers (Principal employers & Contractors) that it is mandatory to submit the contribution of all engaged employees including temporary/contractual/or enrollment through the contractor.
ESIC is receiving various complaints from employees regarding the non-submission of their contributions. It is the duty of contractors to register all employees on the portal and payment of contributions from the Employer. Non-compliance can land contractors and employers in trouble. Legal action can also be taken against them under ESIC Act 1948 for violation of the above provisions.Download Notification
Labour Department has issued the notification dated -18.05..2022 regarding the revised minimum wages for the territory from 01-04-2022 to 30.9.2022.Download Notification
EPFO issued the notification regarding all the corrections related to the Employee detail after the notification dated 12-02-2021. In this, the complete list of documents has been mentioned to correct or modify the registered Employee detail in PF Records.Download Notification
ESIC issued the notification dated 25-04-2022 regarding the settlement of medical re-imbursement of the insured persons. Competent Authority had given the financial power to the SRO to settle/pass the bill up to Rs-50,000/- and amount can be transferred to Insured person’s account.
The Authority directed SRO to sign on the document containing the list of bills only, there is no need to sign every page of list. This will help in reducing the patient’s problem and in improving the ESIC image.Download Notification
EPFO issued the notification on dated 27th April 2022 regarding the declaration of Contractors and Principal Employers on PF portal. Both have to registered the details of each other in their specified option on portal. Now, principal employers can manage the whole activity of contractors (nature of work//man power/challan submission). Separate license will issued to contractor in every contract including the Principal Employer details.
This will ease the work of compliances for both and as well as for the PF office also. EPFO issued the format also for Principal Employers regarding (disclosing the details of Contractors).Download Notification
EPFO issued the notification on 22nd April 2022 for making aware to employers as many employers are submitting the contribution of those employees also who have attained the 58 years of age which is not applicable as per EPF act. Due to this at time of applying for full and final settlement employees are facing problems as their claims are get rejecting and EPFO offices to put lot of effort to correct the same mistakes..
Employers need to be more cautious while uploading the ECR on portal as EPFO has already provided the option to verify the employees who has attained the 58 years of age before submitting the challan.Download Notification
ESIC issued notification dated 13/04/2022 regarding the extension of date from 15th April 2022 to 30 April 2022 for generating/submitting of ESIC challan for the month of Mar 2022.
And along with this last date for submitting of challans for the contribution period of Oct-Mar also extends to the 26th May 2022 instead of 11th May.Download Notification
ESIC issued the gazette notification dated 31-03-2022 for the implementation of the ESIC Act in the entire district of Nagapattinam in the state of Tamil Nadu will be effective from 01-04-2022.Download Notification
Govt of Gujarat has issued the notification dated 31-03-2022 regarding the revised minimum wages for the state from 01-04-2022 to 30.9.2022.Download Notification
Labour Department of MP has issued the notification regarding the revised minimum wages for the state from 01-04-2022 to 30.9.2022.Download Notification
Labour Department of UP has issued the notification dated -31.03.2022 regarding the revised minimum wages for the state from 01-04-2022 to 30.9.2022.Download Notification
EPFO issued the notification on dated 03-06-2022 declaring the credit interest @8.10% for the year of 2021-2022 to the account of each member of the EPF scheme .
The lowest interest since 1977-1978 when it was 8%. For the FY 2020-2021 it was the 8.5% as per the previous year 2019-2020.Download Notification
As per the new notification issued on 07.03.2022 that an insured woman who availed the maternity benefit, need not to pay 70 days of contribution to become eligible for sickness benefit in the mentioned benefit period.
Now, as per amendment she has to contribute only half number of days in the relevant contribution period.Download Notification
DDMA issued the notification dt.26.02.2022 regarding this, the decision taken in the meeting held on 25.2.2022 under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Lt. Governor on the basis of occupancy of covid beds in hospitals and on basis of vastly improvement in covid situation. All restrictions will be violated w.e.f 28th February 00.00hrs.
However, wearing of masks, maintaining of social distancing, and hand hygiene shall be continue at all places.Download Notification
As per the EPFO release payroll data dated 20th Feb 2022, it mentioned that 14.60lakhs employees joined the EPFO in the month of Dec 21 increase of 2.06lakhs as compared to previous year data. Out of 14.60lakhs employees 9.11lakhs new employees enrolled under EPF Act for first time and 5.49lakhs had rejoined EPFO. Establishments covered in Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat has employed around 61.44% of total payroll data.
EPFO provides benefits to the employees as well as for family members like pension benefit at time of retirement and insurance benefits in case of untimely death of a member.Download Notification
As per the EPFO data, it was noticed that out of total pensioners 66.76 lakhs only 54.84 lakhs have registered online on website of Digital Life Certificate (DLC) for availing pension. DLC have rejected the 0.28 lakhs pensioners application and 14.78 lakhs pensioners have not registered on website till date for pension whereas the procedure was introduced in September 2014 by the government.
So, EPFO has instructed all the regional offices to complete due registration of pensioners on website at earliest by coordinating with Banks, Enforcement Officers and Common Service Centers for the same.Download Notification
Earlier Pensioners were required to submit the Life Certificate at PF office in month of November every year so they can continue the pension which led to heavy workload at PF offices in November month. So, it has been decided that submission of Life certificate in November month of every year has replaced by it.Now, Pensioners can submit the Life certificate at any time which will be valid for every year from last date of submission.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Govt. Of India) is providing the free medical consultations services to employees/beneficiaries of ESIC through eSanjeevani App from anywhere in the country. As with this step ESIC beneficiaries will avail the benefits and will be able to take appointment from ESIC doctors for video consultation.
This aims to provide the safe medical healthcare services to patients from anywhere through this video based consultation platform.Download Notification
The Lieutenant Governor of National Territory of Delhi issued the circular for the declared gazette holidays of all Government Offices like (PF, ESIC , Labour Dept.) which comes under NCT for the year 2022.
List of additional holidays except than gazette holidays for employees in which from they can opt 2 holidays according to them.
ESIC has issued the notification regarding linking of ESIC numbers with their UAN numbers of employees on ESIC portal which is decided by the Ministry Of Labour and Employment. For this, provision has been done on ESIC portal where employers can enter UAN and same can be verified by EPFO also for linking. Hence, it is advised to employers to link the same on the ESIC portal.Download Notification
EPF has issued the notification regarding the mandatory compliance for contractual /daily wages employees to ensure the security and has directed to all agencies , contractors and principal employers to mandate the compliance for contractual /daily wages employees . EPF had earlier also issued the notice on this subject dated 08/06/2013.Download Notification
ESIC launches the Pilot Project for employees to provide the annual health check up for all of age up to 40 years and above in 4 ESIC Medical Colleges/Hospitals (Ahemdabad,Faridabad, Kolkata and Hyderabad.And relaxes the contributory benefits to ESIC Covid-19 Relief Scheme (days limit reduced from 70 to 35 days for eligibility criteria).
Expansion from 100 to 500 Bedded Hospitals at Gurugram, Manesar.Setting up of 100 beded hospital in Meerut, Acquisition of land for construction of 100 bedded hospital at Duburi, Odisha.
ESIC issued the notification for Employers who are not satisfied with the order referred to Section 45A can appeal to Appellate Authority after depositing twenty-five percent of the ordered contribution within 60 days of the date of such notice.
Apart from this same Authorized Officer of the case will not be remanded back for the appeal in Section 45A by the employer. It is published on dated 01-12-2021.Download Notification
ESIC issued the Notification for seeding of the UAN number with the active ESI number of the Employees. It is published dated 08-11-2021 and now the option is available on the ESI portal to act accordingly.Download Notification
EPFO has approved the development of centralised IT-enabled systems by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). This move will be beneficial for all the PF members as the PF account number will be the same after the change of job. So, after implementing of this decision, PF members no need to worry about the transfer claims.
EPFO has issued the notification dated 15-11-2021 regarding the seeding of Aadhaar number of employees with their UAN on portal till 30.11.2021, so their contribution can be submitted.
Hence, employers will not be able to submit the contribution of those employees whose Aadhaar is not linked with the UAN on portal.
The Rajasthan Labour Department issued the notification to ensure that all the establishment that all employees should receive the bonus before Diwali. However, As per the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, it should be paid within 8 months after completion of the financial year. It is published dated 18-10-2021.Download Notification
The Delhi Labour Department issued the Advisory notice to ensure that all contractual employees who worked in private establishments or state government organizations must be paid a bonus for the financial year as per the payment of bonus act, 1965. It is published dated 14-10-2021.Download Notification
The Delhi High Court has extended till 30th, November of 2021, the deadline for the seeding of the Aadhaar number along with the Universal Account Number (UAN) and its verification. The order has been given dated 23/09/2021. It is applicable to all the establishments and Employees are covered under EPF in all the states.Download Notification
ESIC issued the notification regarding the update of the Correct Bank account of the employee in ESI detail to get the benefit of ESI hassle-free on dated 03/09/2021.Download Notification
The EPFO issued the notification regarding the extension of the deadline for Seeding of UAN with Aadhar from the earlier date 1st September 2021 to 31st December 2021 for the North East Region comprising of States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura on dated 11/09/2021.
It is also extended for the Classes of establishments- Beedi making, Building and Construction and Plantation industries.
For areas and industries/class of establishments other than above, there is no relaxation however delay in filing of ECRs for wage months of August 2021 & September 2021 only in respect of EPF members due to non-seeding of Aadhaar in the UANs should not be presumed for levy of penal damages u/s 14B of the EPF & MP Act, 1952.
EPFO issued the notification regarding the change in the process for receiving the DSC/E-Sign letter to activate on dated 29-05-2021.
Now, the Employer needs to upload the soft copy of DSC/ESign on the portal instead of sending the same to EPFO by mail or submission in hard copy.
Finance Minister, Govt of India announced Economic Relief from Pandemic in Press Conference dated 28-06-2021.
The Main Highlights points of these Announcements on:
Health Sector: Rs.50, 000 crore
Other Sector: Rs.60, 000 crore
Reviving tourism: Financial support to more than 11,000 Registered Tourists Guides/Travel and Tourism Stakeholders
Free Tourist Visa to 5 Lakh Tourists
Extension of Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana
To know the complete announcement in all fields please download Complete Notification.Download Notification
Haryana Labor Welfare Board published the notification regarding the Financial Assistance and Funeral Expenses and other dependents benefit schemes in which providing Rs 2, 15,000 to the dependant and Widow of the deceased Employee.
It is applicable to the registered employee in the commercial or industrial establishment in Haryana who died due to any reason of death included Covid-19.
ESIC issued the guidelines to the ESIC Regional offices regarding ESIC Covid-19 Relief Scheme. This Scheme will provide help to the families of the IPs who died due to Covid-19. The eligible dependent family members of IP will be paid periodic payments directly to the Bank account.
The main highlighted points are below:-
• This Scheme is effective for a period of two years w.e.f 24-03-2020.
• Employee must be registered before on the ESIC portal at least three months prior to the date of diagnosis of Covid-19 disease resulting in his/her death.
• Contribution must be deposited for at least 70 days during a period of maximum 1 year immediately preceding the diagnosis of Covid-19 disease resulting in death.
• 90% of the average daily wages of the deceased IP will be considered for relief.
• The minimum relief under the scheme shall be Rs.1800/- per month.
• All claims will be settled within 15 days of receipt of the complete claim.
• The spouse of the deceased IP shall be eligible for medical care as provided to the widow of a deceased IP who died due to employment injury on depositing Rs.120/- lump-sum for one year.
EPFO allowed the PF members to avail second non-refundable Covid-19 Advance as per The Press Information Bureau Notification on dated 31-05-2021.
Under this provision, 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, is provided. Members can apply for a lesser amount also.
No relief to the Employee and Employer in seeding Aadhar with UAN as per EPF office order dated 01-06-2021.
Section 142 of the code on the Social Security, 2020 is applied to the EPF and ESIC also. ESIC has given relaxation till the update of the existing modules is done whereas EPF had uploaded the Notice on the PF portal to update the Aadhar of the employees to submit their contribution.
It was supposed that EPF would also give relaxation due to lockdown restriction in most states during Covid 19 second waves but EPFO issued the order to the Regional offices to make it apply completely and aware the Employer and Employee to update Aadhar KYC.
ESIC Published the Notification regarding the implementation of section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 on dated 20-05-2021.
ESIC made clear that Aadhar is not mandatory to avail services, seeking benefits and receiving payment in the existing ESIC Act 1948. No insured person shall be denied any benefit in absence of Aadhar.
Although, ESIC is working to change the existing modules as per the requirement of Section 142. Once the changes are completed, ESIC will issue a separate Circular/Notification in this regard and the collection of Aadhar data of Insured persons/beneficiaries will be started.
As per the circular of Labour Department, Govt. of Delhi on dated 14-05-2021.
All the Principal employers employing the workers through outsourcing are required to mandatory registration with the Labour Department through the e-district portal of Govt of Delhi.
(ISMW) The Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979 is applicable to every establishment in which five or more Inter-State workmen are employed.
ESIC provided relief to Employee and their Family members during Covid-19
ESIC took the Step to provide the relief of Medical and cash benefit to the Insured IP and their Family members During COVID-19 Pandemic.
In Medical grounds:-
1. The IP and their family can avail free of cost medical care in ESIC/ESIS hospitals declared as Covid-19 dedicated hospitals.
2. ESI Hospital to manage a minimum 20% of its bed capacity as dedicated Covid Beds.
3. Plasma therapy also available in ESIC medical college of Faridabad (Haryana) and Sanath Nagar (Telangana).
4. Option to choose tie-up hospital without referral in Emergency condition.
5. The reimbursement of expenditure may be claimed if treatment taken from private institutions due to infection of covid-19.
In Cash Benefit grounds:-
1. IP can claim sickness benefits for his period of abstention.
2. In unemployed condition, IP may submit the claim for ABVKY Scheme.
3. In unemployed condition due to closure or retrenchment, IP may submit a claim for the RGSKY scheme.
4. ESIC to give funeral expenses of Rs.15000/-, in the event of unfortunate demise of any IP.
However, some reliefs were already available subject to qualifying conditions under ESIC Act.
Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 has been made applicable w.e.f 03-05-2021.
are many sub-sections that have been included for the registration of all the
employees, organized or non-organized workers in any sector or field. It will
help to create a database of all on the Government portal to make them benefit
from all social security benefits under Government law and Acts.
Now, Aadhar has been made mandatory to avail benefits under all the social security schemes.
Amendment in Finance Bill, 2021 is
approved and Gazette was published on dated 28-03-2021.
The provisions of Finance Bill,
2021 relating to direct taxes amended the Income-tax Act, 1961. The amendment
in Section 36 and 43B of Income Tax Act, 1961 leads that if any Employer Pay
the Contribution Challan of PF, ESIC, LWF etc. after Due date. In this case,
The Employer will not be eligible to book the paid amount in Business Expenses.
The amendment in clause (11) and
Clause (12) under Section 10 of Income Tax Act, 1961. Tax will be counted on PF
Interest if Employee PF contribution is deposited exceeding Rupees Five Lakh
It will definitely affect the Employee contributing VPF above Five lakh Rupees.
The Delhi government declared to give medical assistance of Rs 10,000/- to the construction worker and their family member if found positive with the Covid-19 disease.
It will be disbursed at the rate of Rs.5,000/- ,
subject to a maximum of Rs.10,000/- per family. The process to claim this
disbursal is fair and simple, a member of the family would have to produce an
RT-PCR report, which will then be verified through the ICMR portal.
EPFO issued the Gazette Notification regarding the maximum assurance benefit payable under EDLI Scheme has been enhanced to Rs. 7 lakh from the earlier maximum benefit of Rs. 6 lakh.
The minimum assurance benefit has been fixed at Rs.2.50 lakh.
The Monetary fine payable has been enhanced to Rs.25000/-.Download Notification