ESIC- CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE DOES NOT FORM A PART OF THE WAGES.

The Honorable Supreme Court has held that the payment of conveyance allowance does not fall under the definition of the term “wages” as defined in Sec 2(22) of ESI Act.

The Judgement of Honorable Supreme Court under the case M/s Texmo Industries Vs ESIC holds good w.e.f 08.03.2021

Bihar Minimum Wages- Revised Variable dearness Allowance w.e.f 1st October,2021

As per the latest notification dated on 1st October,2021. Government of Bihar has revised the variable dearness allowance of the employees in the state as follows:

Categories of workersBasic Minimum Wages Variable Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1/10/2021Total Wages Per day w.e.f 1/10/2021
Unskilled23769306/- Per Day
Semi Skilled24771318/- Per Day
Skilled30187388/- Per Day
Highly skilled367107474/- Per Day
Supervisory/Clerical679919728771/- Per Month

Madhya Pradesh Minimum Wages- Revision In Variable Dearness Allowance per day and for the month for period 1st October,2021 to 31st March,2022

As per the latest notification dated on 1st October,2021 .Government of Madhya Pradesh has revised the Daily and Monthly Variable Dearness allowance of the employees in the state.

Class of EmployeesBasic WagesBasic Wages per DayVDA Per MonthVDA Per DayTotal  wage Per MonthTotal Wage Per day
Unskilled6500250230088.468800338
Semi skilled7057271.4226001009657371
Skilled 8435324.42260010011035424
Highly Skilled9735374.42260010012335474

Tamil Nadu Minimum wages – Basic revision for Footwear Making Industry w.e.f. 7th July 2021

As per notification dated on 07th June,2021. Government of Tamil Nadu revised the minimum rate of basic wages of employees in employment in the footwear making industry in the state of Tamil Nadu .Below are the updated rates:

CLASS OF EMPLOYEESZONE AZONE B
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Highly Skilled63486258
Skilled59935904
Semi Skilled56405550
Unskilled49334843
TECHNICAL STAFF
Skilled56405550
Semi Skilled52865197
Unskilled49334843

Maharashtra Minimum wages for period 01 Jul 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Maharashtra Govt has revised the Minimum wages from 01.07.2021 to 31.12.2021 . Marathi Notification is uploaded here. Further we have created and uploaded the English version which has the Basic wages & Special Allowance industry and zone wise. Below are the rates for S&E and Factories Schedules.

Note – An additional 5 % HRA  is to be added along with the Minimum wages i.e. ( Basic +Special allowance) for establishments employing 50 or more employees

PROCESS FLOW FOR FILING OF ONLINE e-NOMINATION FORM BY MEMBER ON EPF PORTAL

The member can file the online nomination form through UAN member portal which is available on Member Home (epfindia.gov.in)

Filling of e nomination form by an employee is mandatory. The procedure profile e-nomination form is attached herewith.

PROCEDURE TO RESET EMPLOYEE’S UAN LOGIN PASSWORD

The EPF has provided separate login to each member (employee). The Link for same is Member Home (epfindia.gov.in). Many times the employees forget their password and are unable to login. Attached herewith is the procedure to reset the password of the member portal.

PROCEDURE TO MODIFY EMPLOYEE’S BASIC DETAILS IN EPF WEBSITE

In order to link Aadhar with EPF the employee’s basic details like name and date of birth in the EPF website should be same as per his Aadhar Card. In case the basic details are different the employee must update the same through his member portal login. Attached file shows step by step procedure to modify basic details in EPF website.