Government Of Punjab Extends Working Hours For Factories For Three Months

Factories Act

Government of Punjab, Labour department vide notification dated 20th April 2020, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 65 of the Factories Act 1948, has exempted factories for three months from certain provisions of the Act. As per the notification the regular working hours of Nine hours per day as per Section 54 of the Act and allow the working of maximum twelve hours per day for all factories permitted to operate in the State of Punjab. Spread over hours shall not exceed thirteen hours in one day instead of a maximum of ten and half hours as provided under Section 56 of the Act. The workers shall be provided wages at the rate of twice the ordinary rate of wages as provided for overtime under Section 59 of the Act. All precautionary measures advised by the Government for sanitization and principles of social distancing and less contact shall be strictly adhered to. Please refer to the notification for more details

Maharashtra Order for Commencement of Operations

In continuation to the MHA Orders regarding relaxation of Lockdown for certain industries, Maharashtra Government has issued the Notification with
Complete details.In case you qualify for the same, You are requested to approach the Municipal Commissioner or the District Collector for permission to commence operations.

Enclosed is the Notification copy for your reference.

EPFO Notifies PMK Scheme

Provident Fund

EPFO has finally issued the enclosed Notification regarding the guidelines and eligibility to avail benefit of FM announced 3 months PF Contribution by the Central Govt.

Though the Notification is issued, There is no provision yet made on the portal to avail the benefits for the month of March-2020.

Norms Relaxed for correction in DOB in EPFO

Provident Fund
EPFO vide circular no.WSU/37(1)2019/DOB in supersession of earlier circulars dated 12th December 2006 and 12th December 2017 has accepted certain documents as a valid proof of date of birth in case of any dispute in the date of birth. 
As per the notification, the following are the list of documents: 
(1) Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths 
(2) Any School/education-related Certificate 
(3) Certificate based on the service records of the Central/ State Government Organisations 
(4) Passport 
(5) In the absence of proof of date of birth as above, Medical Certificate issued by Civil Surgeon after examining the member medically and supported with an affidavit on oath by the member duly authenticated by a Competent Court 
(6) Aadhar/e-Aadhar: the change in date of birth shall be accepted as per Aadhar /e- Aadhar up to a maximum range of plus or minus three years of the date of birth recorded earlier with EPFO. 
Please refer to the notification for detailed information

BMC Circular regarding 50% Staff capacity

With reference to the News Article in the Newspapers today, Please find enclosed the BMC Circular pertaining to the guidelines issued by the BMC Commissioner for all establishments.
You may take an internal call regarding the modus operandi of implementation & for any clarification you may reach out to –
Disaster Management Unit & CCRS Department
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
2nd Floor, Annex Building,
Mahapalika Marg, C.S.T. Mumbai 400001
Tel: +91 22 22694725 / 27
Fax: +91 22 22694719
For Complaints, Helpline No. 1916

Maharashtra Profession Tax

Professional Tax

Kindly refer to Trade Circular no. 04T of 2020 dated 19/03/2020. By this circular the whole of the late fee payable by the registered employer in respect of monthly or annual returns pertaining to any period up to 31st March 2020 are exempted subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions on or before 30th April 2020. Kindly refer attached notification for more details