Labour Laws Services

●Apprentices Act, 1961

The Apprentices Act, 1961 makes it obligatory for employers to engage apprentices in designated trades and in optional trades. Directorate General of Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship monitors the implementation of the scheme of apprenticeship training. For CPSUs and establishment operating business in 4 or more States, it is done through six Regional Directorates of Apprenticeship Training. State Apprenticeship Advisers monitor the Scheme in State Government Undertakings and Private Establishments.


-Registers, Returns and Compliance –

*Registration under Apprentices Act, 1961.

     -Non-National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (Non-NAPS)
     - Non-National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (Non-NAPS)

*Progress Reports

*Half Yearly Return.

* Form giving personal details of Apprentices.

* Form Giving Record of Practical Training & Related Instructions.

* Report in respect of Trade apprentices receiving training in the establishment.

* Form giving particulars of trade apprentices who satisfy the minimum conditions .of eligibility to appear in the trade test in March or September.

* Form submitted on engagement of an apprentice.

* Record Of Progress of Apprentices engaged in an establishment.


●Building & Other Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996

An Act as enacted to regulate the employment and condition of service of building and other construction workers and provide for them safety, health and welfare measures and or other matters connected therewith. Act applies every establishment witch employees or employed on any day of the processing 12 months, ten or more building construction workers in any building or other construction works. This Act is applicable to every construction work costing more than Rs 10 lakh (excluding land cost)

• Registration of Establishment
• Notice of Commencement of Construction Work
• Other Compliances


● Employee State Insurance Corporation Act, 1948

- Services,Registers, & Returns

     *Registration under Act

     * Muster Roll

     * Wage Register

     * Inspection Book

     * Accident Register

     * Cash Books, Vouchers & Ledgers

     * Paid Challans , RDF and Declarations

     * Register of Employees

     * Half Yearly Return –

     *Monthly Remittance of Contributions.


● Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

This Act provides for the payment of equal pay for equal work for both man and woman. It also provides for the prevention of discrimination in payment of wages on the ground of sex against women in the matter of employment and for the matter commented therewith or incidental thereto.

     • Form of complaint under clause (a) of sub section (1) of section 7 of the act

     • Claim form under Section 7(1) of the act

     • Form Of Authority in favor of legal practitioner or any official of a registered Trade Union

     • Register to be maintained by the Employer



●Factories Act, 1948●

●General Compliance

Registration Application for registration and notice of occupation .
Declaration Declaration for Grant of License.
Renewal Renewal of license of the factory.
Factory Closure Closure Notice.
Overtime Exemption Exemption under Section 51, 54, & 56 of the Factories Act, 1948.
Female OT Exemption Exemption under Section 66 1 B of the Factories Act, 1948.
Trailer Pump Exemption Exemption under Section 71 B of the Factories Act, 1948.

●Registers, Return & Abstracts.

   * Register of Compensatory Holidays

   * Register of Adult Workers

   * Register of Leave with Wage Register

   * Muster Roll

   * Register of Accident & Dangerous Occurrences

   * Inspection Book

   * Half yearly Returns (Before 15th of July (& 15th of January )of every year in duplicate)

   * Accident & Dangerous Occurrences –

   * Combined Annual Returns

   ;* Notice of Adult workers .


● Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

The Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 makes provision for the investigation and settlement of Industrial Disputes, and for certain other purposes. Where as it is expedient to make provision for the investigation and settlement of industrial disputes.


Under this Act, the parties themselves can file join applications (to be signed by the Employer and the Union representing the majority of workmen or legally Recognized Union) to refer any dispute to adjudication under section 10(2) of the Act or to opt for voluntary arbitration under section 10-A of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 by following the procedure laid down therein.

• Individual Dispute
• Collective Dispute
• Layoff
• Retrenchment
• Factory Closure


●Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946


The provisions of the Act are applicable in Maharashtra State on Industrial Establishment, as Defined in the Act and employing 50 or more employees. The Employer of such an Industrial Establishment is under an obligation to follow the Model Standing Orders under the Act, till he obtains Certified Standing Order under the Act from the Competent Authority (Deputy Commissioner of Labour) to suit the local requirements of his Establishment. For this he has to follow the procedure laid down under the Act. Such Standing Orders are also settled under the Bombay Industrial Relations Act, 1946, pending which the Model Standing Orders framed for the industry are discipline in an Industrial establishment, which help in eliminating many industrial disputes.

• Application for Approval

• Service Card Performa



●Minimum Wages Act, 1936



-Returns & Registers

     * Wage Register

     * Over Time Register

     * Annual Return

     * Abstract of Minimum Wages

     * Minimum rate of Wages fixed

     * Name Address of Inspector



●Services :

     • Approval of site, building Plan and Machinery Layout

     • Registration and Grant of License

     • License Renewal

     • License Amendments

     • License Suspension

     • Closure of Factory

     • Exemptions of Provisions of Acts & Rules

     • Notice of Accidents & Dangerous Occurrence

     • Enrollment of Welfare Officers


●Payment of Bonus Act, 1965


-Registers & Returns

     * Register of Bonus

     * Annual Returns

     * Payment of Bonus Abstract

     * Approval of Extension of Bonus


●Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

-Registers & Returns

     * Notice of opening -

     * Declaration

     * Payment of Gratuity Act, Abstract


● Payment of Wages Act, 1936


Registers, Returns & Abstracts

     * Register of Fines

     * Register of Advance

     * Register of Deductions

     * Register of Wages

     * Annual Return –

     * Payment of Wages Abstract -

     * Notice of rates of wages

     * Notice of Date of Payment


●The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970


-Registers & Returns

     * Registration Certificate (Before appointing contractor)

     * Register of Contractor

     * Register of Employees employed by Contractor

     * Muster Roll, Wage Register, Over Time Register, Fine Register, Deduction Register, Advance Register ( contractor)

     * Notice regarding rates of wages

     * Display of the Act & Rules both in English & Marathi

     * Half yearly return by contractor

     * Annual Return by Principle Employer



A) Return For Exempted Establishments -

1) Consolidated Return of employees who are entitled and required to become members of the Pension Fund on the date the Pension comes into force. Within 15 days of coverage.

2) Consolidated Return of employees who are entitled and required to become members of the Insurance Fund on the date the Scheme comes into force. Within 15 days of coverage.

3 ) Monthly Return.

4) Return of Members Leaving Service During the Month.

5) Return of Employees entitled for membership of Insurance Fund. Within 15 days of close of every month.

6) Return of Members of Insurance Fund leaving service during the month. Within 15 days of close of every month.

7) Consolidated Annual Contribution Statement: This form provides annual contributions of each member of the establishment. A vital form for compiling the annual PS statement of a subscriber to be submitted by 30th April of the following years.


B) UNEXEMPTED ESTABLISHMENTS -

1 ) Return of employees who are entitled and required to become members of the Employees' Provident Fund and Pension Fund. (Within 15 Days of coverage).

2) Return of ownership to be sent to the Regional Commissioner. (in duplicate) Within 15 Days of coverage.

3) Consolidated Statement of dues and remittance by 25th of the following month to which the Dues relate.

4) Return of Employees qualifying for membership to the Employees' Provident Fund for the First time during every month. Within 15 Days of the following month.

5) Return of members leaving service during the month.

6) Consolidated Annual Contribution Statement: This form provides annual contributions of each Member of the establishment. A vital form for compiling the annual PS statement of a Subscriber to be submitted by 30th April of the following years


● Services –

1) Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme –

   To be preferred by the person eligible to receive the Employees' Provident Fund dues of the deceased member who died while in services.

2) Employees' Pension Scheme -

   Claiming: Refund of Employer share. Withdrawal benefit. Scheme certificate for retention of membership.

3) Employees' Provident Funds Scheme -

   -Transferring the Provident Fund account of a member from one stablishment to another establishment covered under the act / scheme.

   -Financing a life insurance policy out of Provident Fund account.

   -Withdraw Provident Fund dues on leaving service/ retirement/ termination.

   -To avail advances / withdrawals as provided in the scheme.



●The Employment Exchanges ( CNV )Act,1959 & Rules


-Returns Registers and Compliances

   *Registration

   * Quarterly Returns

   *Occupational Return to be submitted to the local employment exchange

   *Requisition form to be used when calling for applicants from Employment Exchanges



The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979




● The Maternity Benefit 1961

   -Annual Returns and details



The Trade Unions Act, 1926


The Trade Union Act, 1926 provides for registration and cancellation of unions. It also defines law relating to registered trade Union.

Any seven members of Trade Union can apply for registration of the union under the Trade Union Act, 1926, provided total no. of members in union shall be 10% or 100 of workman whichever is less engaged/employed in establishment or industry and form a Trade Union. The employers can also form their own Association/Unions under the Act, which can be registered by the Registrar for the purpose mentioned above. The registration of a Trade Union may be cancelled by the Registrar, among other, if he is satisfied that any trade union has contravened the provisions of the Trade Union Act, including submission of Returns, prescribed there under.

     • Application For Registration

     • Trade Union Complaint

     • Change of Name Trade Union

     • Change of Address Trade Union

     • Amendment of Trade Union

     • Amalgamation of Trade Union

     • Dissolution of Trade Union

     • Cancellation of Trade Union

     • Annual Return for Trade Union





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