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Initiatives of Central Government

Legislative Initiatives

  • Under Payment of Bonus Amendment Act, eligibility limit for payment of bonus enhanced from Rs 10000/- to Rs. 21000/- per month and the Calculation Ceiling from Rs. 3500/- to Rs. 7000/- or the minimum wages.

Governance Reforms

  • A Model Shops and Establishments (RE&CS) Bill, 2016 has been circulated to all States/UTs for adoption with appropriate modification. The said Bill inter alia provides for freedom to operate an Establishment for 365 days in a year without any restriction on opening/closing time and enables employment of women during night shifts if adequate safety provisions exist.
  • A category i.e. Fixed Term Employment has been introduced under Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 to impart flexibility to an establishment to employ people in case of Apparel Manufacturing Sector to meet the fluctuating demands of the sector due to its seasonal nature.

Initiatives of EPFO

  • Notification for reduction of administrative charges under EPF Scheme, 1952 and EDLI Scheme, 1976
  • Notifications for amendment under EPF, EPS and EDLI Schemes for e-Payment
  • Notification for insertion of para 68BD (group housing provisions for EPF subscribers) in EPF Scheme, 1952
  • Notificaiton for allowing private banks for collection of EPFO funds - 04.01.2017
  • Employees Enrolment Campaign
  • Notifications for extension of enrolment campaign, 2017 upto 30th June, 2017
  • Notification for enhancement of benefit to Rs. Six Lakh under EDLI, 1976 - 24.05.2016