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
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:

Highly Skilled63486258
Semi Skilled56405550
Semi Skilled52865197

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

Maharashtra Lockdown 2.0

Effective from 5th April 8:00 PM onwards till 30th April 11:59 PM
-A night curfew will be imposed between 8pm and 7 am during which only essential services will be allowed to operate.

-Prohibitory orders issued under section 144 will be enforced during the daytime during the week.

– Maharashtra will be under a complete lockdown on weekends from Friday 8pm to Monday 7am.

-Theatres and multiplexes have been ordered to remain closed while film and television shootings will continue if there is no crowding, Nawab Malik said, adding, parks and playgrounds will also be closed.

– Shopping malls, bars, restaurants, small shops will be open only for take-aways and parcels

-While there are no restrictions on traveling in trains, buses, taxis, and autos, they will operate at 50% of their capacity.

-Government offices will be allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity while private offices will have to allow their employees to work from home. Essential services like banks and power supply offices will be allowed to operate.

– All Private office to remain closed

-Industries and production sector, vegetable markets will function with Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), and construction sites will operate if there is an accommodation facility for workers.

Benefits of ESIC

Hi all

We all know that 4% of the eligible employee’s gross salary goes to ESIC but do we know the benefits?

The 5 key benefits are as

  • Medical benefit
  • Sickness benefit
  • Maternity benefit
  • Disablement benefit &
  • Dependent benefit

A few other benefits are

  • ESIC – Ayushman Bharat Convergence
  • Funeral expense
  • Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Old age medical care
  • Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana

I am attaching a Presentation that informs about benefits of ESIC in simplified manner. Please do share your feedback about the article and also inform if you have any query related to ESIC.

Draft Of The Occupational Safety, Health & Working condition (Madhya Pradesh) Rules, 2021

Attached is the draft of the Rules proposed by the state of Madhya Pradesh under the Code for The Occupational Safety, Health & Working condition 2020 for objection and suggestion. Objection or suggestion, if any, may be addressed to Deputy Secretary to the Government of Madhya Pradesh, Ministry of Labour Vallabh Bhavan, Bhopal or by email to and