HIGHLIGHTS

OCTOBER 2020

  • The Central Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2020)
  • Telangana Government Declares Holiday On 14th And 15th October 2020 On Account Of Incessant Rains
  • Re-notification of Manisana Wage Board Recommendations in compliance of order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi
  • Revised VDA (Minimum Wages) effective from 1 October 2020
  • Gazette Notification of Rule 5 of ESI (Central) Rules, 1950
  • The Union Territory of Jammu And Kashmir Reorganization (Adaptation Of Central Laws) Second Order, 2020
  • The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 No. 37 of 2020
  • The Code on Social Security, 2020 No. 36 of 2020
  • The Industrial Relations Code, 2020 No. 35 of 2020
  • Forwarding of details required for assessment and timely declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2019-20
  • Submission of Revised Estimates for the year 2020-21 and Budget Estimates for the year 2021-22 in respect of Employees Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 (including Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995) and Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 from Zonal Offices/H.O./PDNASS
  • CBDT issues Notification on Extension of time limit for filing of AY 2019-20 under the Income Tax Act, 1961
  • Implementation Of Auto-Renewal System Under Ease Of Doing Business In Karnataka
  • The Andhra Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2020)

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • CBDT Notifies Faceless Appeal Scheme
  • Further Extension of Time Limit to Deposit Labour Welfare Fund in Maharashtra
  • The Bihar Minimum Wages Notification (Oct 2020)
  • Inter-state transfer of social security assistance
  • Online Renewal Of License Under Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Act, 1970 In Telangana
  • Extension of Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana
  • Extension of Period for Renewal of Registration of Workers Under Various Boards in Tamil Nadu
  • Further Extension of Due Date for Filing Annual Returns Under The Maharashtra State Tax On Professions, Trade, Callings, And Employments Act, 1975
  • Advisory Guidelines to States Governments for the welfare of Migrant Workers returning to destination states in the backdrop of COVID-19
  • Public Holidays 2021
  • Relaxation in Eligibility Criteria and Enhancement in the Payment of Unemployment Benefit Under Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana of ESIC
  • Further Extension of Time Limit To Deposit Labour Welfare Fund In Maharashtra

AUGUST 2020

  • The Maharashtra Minimum Wages VDA Notification
  • In Line with the Circular Number 13/2020, e-Verification of Return Data of AY 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 Has Been Re-enabled up to 30-September-2020
  • The Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings, And Employments (Amendment) Rules, 2020
  • The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification
  • Extension of Last Date for Receipt of Applications to Fill Up The Post of Chief Labour Commissioner on Deputation Basis

JULY 2020

  • PAN-Aadhaar, Tax saving, Form 16, belated ITR filing deadlines extended again
  • Indian Computer Emergency response Team (CERT-In) has advised all citizens to stay alert and avoid Phishing emails/SMS
  • Extension of Due Date For Filing Returns Under The Maharashtra State Tax On Professions, Trade, Callings And Employments Act, 1975
  • Exercising options for deduction of TDS under old and new rates of Income Tax for the Financial Year 2020-21
  • Further Relaxation for Employers on Filing of ESI Contribution for the Period October 2019 To March 2020
  • Mandatory Submission of Mobile Number and Bank Account Details for Registration Under ESIC
  • Processing of Returns with Refund Claims Under Section 143(1) of The Income-Tax Act, 1961 Beyond the Prescribed Time Limits in Non-Scrutiny Cases
  • Relaxation/ permission for extension of delivery time and exemption of penalty during lockdown period
  • CBDT provides Utility to ascertain TDS applicability rates on cash withdrawals
  • Extension of Time Limit To Deposit Labour Welfare Fund In Maharashtra
  • Gazette Notification for Draft Code on Wages(central) Rules, 2020
  • Extension Of Validity Period Of Scheme For Implementation Of PMGKY Package To Twenty Four Percent Contribution For Employer And Employee
  • Settlement of death claims on priority basis in events of industrial accidents etc
  • Order u/s 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for sharing of information through NATGRID platform
  • Order under section 138(1)(a) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for sharing of Information between CBDT and FIU-IND for effective processing of Cash Transaction Reports
  • The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification
  • The Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings, And Employments (Amendment) Ordinance 2020
  • Karnataka Defers Payment of VDA Payable Effective 1st April 2020
  • Extension of Earlier Order Declaring Paid Holidays for Shops and Establishment in Telangana till 31st July 2020
  • EPFO Circular Towards Settlement of Death Claims on Priority Basis in Events of Industrial Accident Claim
  • EPFO payroll data: enrolment rates increase; 3.18 lakh net new subscribers registered in May 2020 against about 1 lakh in April (PRESS RELEASE)

JUNE 2020

  • Clarifications on provisions of the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020
  • Withdrawal of Order on Extension of Working Hours In Factories In Rajasthan
  • Free Online Career Skills Training on National Career Service Portal in Partnership with TCS ION
  • Region preference of candidates, nominated as Tax Assistant in CBDT, through CGLE, 2017
  • Further Extension Of Renewal Of License For Various Acts Under Central Sphere
  • Guidelines on preventive Measures to contain the Spread of COVID-19
  • Clarification in Respect of Levy of GST on Director’s Remuneration
  • Withdrawal of Order on Extension of Working Hours in Factories in Karnataka
  • Releasing of Funds for The Year 2020-21 Towards Welfare Activities
  • Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 sensitization of Staff

MAY 2020

  • EPFO Enables Filing of ECR By an Employer Without Simultaneous Payment of PF Contributions
  • Exemption from Payment of Late Fee Under Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1975
  • The Central Minimum Wages Notification (April 2020)
  • Union Labour and Employment Ministry Will Take All Possible Steps to Help Mitigate Problems Faced by The Industry and The Workers Due to Lockdown Announced to Curb Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Filing of ECR And Payment of Contributions Under EPF
  • EPFO Releases Rs.764 Crores to Its Pensioners
  • Submission of certificate for claiming deduction u/s 80G of Income Tax Act 1961 in respect of donation made by an employee to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARE FUND)
  • Relief to establishments and factories covered under EPF and MP Act 1952 from levy of penal damages for delay in deposit of dues during Lockdown to prevent COVID-19
  • Changes in Provident Fund Contribution on account of COVID 19 Relief package announced by the Government
  • Reduction in rate of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) & Tax Collection at Source (TCS)
  • Extension of Working Hours for Factories in Karnataka
  • Relaxation of time limit for filing and depositing ESI contribution for the month of February, 2020 and March, 2020
  • Payment of salary/wages to contractual manpower for the period lockdown
  • Specific Process to Claim Provident Fund Advances Under EPFO
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Reduction in Statutory Rate of EPF Contribution from Twelve Percent to Ten Percent

APRIL 2020

  • Several relief measures relating to Statutory and Regulatory compliance
  • Labour Ministry Issues Advisory to all States/UTs to use Cess fund for Welfare of Construction Workers
  • Offices in 75 districts to be locked down
  • Extension of Non Refundable Advance To Members Under EPF Scheme
  • Karnataka Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments (Removal Of Difficulties) Order, 2020
  • Extension Of Renewal Of License For Various Acts Under Central Sphere
  • Date of Filing Electronic Challan Cum Return (ECR) for Wage Month March, 2020 Extended Up to 15.05.2020 from 15.04.2020
  • ESI Contribution Due Date Extended For The Month Of February 2020
  • Further Extension Of Time In Filing February 2020 ESI Contribution During The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • EPF Contribution Due Date Extended For The Month Of March 2020
  • EPF Scheme Guidelines for Implementation of PMGKY Credit Of Employers And Employee Contribution By Government Of India
  • Labour Officers Directed to Ensure Employers In Andhra Pradesh Make Payment Of Wages To Their Workers During Lockdown
  • Payment of salary/wages to manpower engaged through contractor
  • Measures to be Taken in the Offices to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

MARCH 2020

  • Introduction Of Online Payment Gateway for the Payment Of Labour Welfare Fund In Maharashtra
  • The Kerala Minimum Wages (price index) Notification
  • The Government of Karnataka has implemented the closure order in some of the districts

FEBRUARY 2020

  • Changes in Income Tax Rate Slab for Individual FY 2020-2021
  • Provision of knock off auto calculated 14B/7Q challans through miscellaneous challans

JANUARY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates