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The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Aug 2018)

Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Sector. As per the Notification No. P3.Pdl.1/2018/DES, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of August 2018 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act.

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Online Application, Registration, Amendment Of License Under Central CLRA And ISMW

As per notification published in the official gazette dated 4th September, 2018, the Government of India by powers conferred by Section 31 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 and Section 31 of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 has directed that:

(i) any application for registration or license may be submitted online on Shram Suvidha Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (;

Gupta slams AAP govt over minimum wage

Minimum wages determined by the Union government are higher than those notified by the Delhi government, Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly Vijender Gupta alleged on Friday.

The Delhi government had, Mr. Gupta alleged, issued a notification to revise minimum wages of workers in Delhi without “following the law and the principle of natural justice” for “cheap publicity” leading these to get struck down by the Delhi High Court.

Emails being sent out by PF for seeding of Aadhar with UAN - for your information purpose

Dear Employer,

It is observed from the EPFO Portal that Seeding of Aadhar with Universal Account No. (UAN) is not 100% achieved by many of the establishments. A list of establishments with details of Activation of each KYC with UAN is enclosed herewith. It is requested to achieve 100% seeding of Aadhar with Universal Account No. (UAN) immediately alongwith updation of other KYC with UAN (Bank and PAN). Progress regarding same achieved by the establishments may please be informed to the undersigned as per the following format on daily basis:-

Licensing of contractors and holding of a valid contract without which workman would be presumed to be the workman of the principal employer

Section 12 of the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970.

Licensing of contractors – a license be issued in that behalf by the licensing officer.

Without valid contract as contemplated by section 12 of the Act, the Workman would be presumed to be the workman of the Principal Employer.


Kerala CPI for July 2018

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Industrial Workers for the month of July 2018


Vide G.O.(MS) No.103/2013/LBR. dated 31-8-2013 of Labour and Skills (E) Department , Government of Kerala and the G.O.(MS) No. 34/2015/LBR. dated 26-03-2015 published in the Kerala Gazette extra ordinary No.19 ( Vol.IV ) dated 12-05-2015.

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Delhi Government Moves Top Court Against Judgement Quashing Minimum Wages

The Delhi High Court had quashed two notifications, issued by the Delhi Government, relating to revision of minimum wages for all classes of workmen


The Delhi government on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against the High Court judgement quashing a notification on the Minimum Wages Advisory Committee and another on enhancement of minimum wages in the capital.