January 2018

2018

Notification on Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central (Second Amendment)

Via this notification, The Central Government, has amended Rule 17, 82 in the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules 1971, for rule 17 and 82, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

Rule 17 – The words and figure ‘in Form I’, the words and figures ‘in Form XIII annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” shall be substituted

Rule 82 - Every principal employer and contractor shall file a unified annual return in form XIV (annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017) on Shram Suvidha Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Employment on or before 1st day of the February every year. Filing of form XXV is omitted.

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Notification on Employer Contribution to EPF Need Not Mandatorily Exceed Statutory Wage Ceiling Limit

As per EPFO circular dated 03rd January 2018, EPFO has reiterated (the Supreme Court Judgment in the matter of Marathawada Gramin Bank Karamchari Sangathan and another Vs. Management of Marathawada Gramin Bank) and has directed that employers cannot be forced to contribute over and above the statutory wage ceiling in respect of their employees. However, option is available for the employees to contribute beyond the statutory wage ceiling if they so desire subject to the conditions enumerated under Para 26 (6) of the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952.

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