In a move towards ensuring Ease of Doing Business, Maharashtra Government directs online filing of Single Integrated Annual Return under various Labour Laws

In a move towards ensuring Ease of Doing Business, Maharashtra Government directs online filing of Single Integrated Annual Return under various Labour Laws

November 23, 2018 Industries, LAB, Maharashtra 0

The Industries, Energy and Labour Department, Maharashtra in accordance with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s (“DIPP”) proposal to develop a single integrated annual return under various labour laws has directed all users to avail services online through e-payment and submit the single integrated annual return digitally on the Learning Management System Portal [LMS Portal]. Along with the annual return, the services that are deployed on the LMS Portal include obtaining Registration, License and making amendment to the Registration Certificate or the License under various labour laws.

Background:

Previously, DIPP, as a part of Business Reforms Action Plan (“BRAP”) 2015-16 had suggested some inspection reforms based on the principles of transparency, streamline risk- based regulation and automation which includes uploading procedures, mandating time lines, risk rating of business automating process. Pursuant to BRAP 2015-16, and in line with it, BRAP 2018-19 proposal came into being for developing a single integrated annual return and its online submission with all relevant payments under sundry labour laws.

The list of the labour laws under which the online processes have been made active are as follows:

  1. The Shops & Establishment Act,1948
  2. The Boilers Act, 1923
  3. The Factories Act, 1948
  4. The Contracts Labour (Regulation and Abolition Act), 1970
  5. The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,1996
  6. The Inter State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979
  7. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  8. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
  9. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  10. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
  11. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  12. The Payment of Gratuity Act,1972
  13. The Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act,1996

SourceIndustries, Energy and Labour Department, Maharashtra

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