Objections and suggestions on the amendment in the Contract labour (R&A) Act, 1970

 

Dear Members,

 

GOI has proposed certain amendments to the Contract labour (R&A) Act, 1970. The draft is being studied in details at SIA, and as usual we will have rounds of workshops to form and consolidate views of the Industries of the UT.

 

Prime facie, the amendment seeks following changes:

1.       Now contractor’s regular workers deployed at site of PE in connection with work of PE’s establishment will not be treated as contract labour. It will have major implications. On the prohibited category, it seems that only casual kind of workers of the contractor will be prohibited. After, this amendment, DNH Administration should not have objections in working of contractors regular workers on machines of PE.

2.       Mere supply of the labour will not be treated as a bad contract....now it further clarifies that supply of labour as mere human resources will also be within the scope of the word ‘contractor’.

3.       The wage limit for supervisors to be a workman under the Act, which at present is Rs 500/-, will be removed. Instead, Government is seeking powers to notify it time to time. It will not affect industries much.

4.       For securing licence, Contractors will be able to go for bank guarantee instead of cash deposits. This is a welcome change.

5.       After the amendment, licences can be issued for three years. It means government in principle accept the existence of contract labour for long durations.

6.       Copy of work order will have to forward to appropriate government by the contractor.

7.       In the canteen, rest room and other facilities of PE, same facilities for contract labour will be made available. 

8.       No certification of PE on payment of wages to the contract labour by the contractor would be mandatory, where wages are paid through electronic media.

9.       Penalty for contraventions has been increased, but, compounding has been provided.

We request members to study it further and if they notice any significant provision is being amendment, please report it to SIA for consolidating objections and suggestions at SIA level.        

For more information, queries are welcome to Mr. P K Jadia, Executive Secretary, SIA, 09687625260

 

Regards

 

Atul R  Shah

 

 

Observance of 2 Minutes Silence on 30 Jan 17

Dear Members,

You are aware that nation observes every year 30th Jan as martyrs day...in the memories of those laid their lives for the cause of nation.

The Fire Brigade Silvassa will sound siren at 11:00 o'clock. Whosoever, wherever, he is will stand and observe two read more.

 

Atul R Shah

Secretary

Silvassa Industries Associations

Add: 202, Radhakrishna Tower, Near IDBI Bank, Silvassa – 396230 U.T. Of Dadra & Nagar Haveli,

Tel.: (0260) 6452921

Website : silvassaindustries.com

E-mail : silvassa.sia@gmail.com

 

Payment of Labour Cess to be paid to DNH Building and other constrution workers Welfare Board.

 

Dear Members,

 

SIA brings to your notice that henceforth, no occupancy certificate will be granted unless labour cess under the building and other construction workers (RE & CS) Act, 1996 and the building and other construction workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996 has been paid.

The secretary, (Urban Development) has issued an order (copy can be downloaded by clicking here) asking SMC and DNHPCL to put a condition to that effect in the construction premises itself.

The said order further requires contractor, employees, builders to get the construction worker register with the labour welfare based, Silvassa under the said act.

 

Thanking You.

Regards

 

Atul R Shah

Secretary

 

 

Trade Notice No- 06/2017-18 dtd 16.08.17 issued by Honl. Commissioner, CGST Commissionerate, Daman

 

Dear Members,

SIA has received a trade notice from Smt. Reshma Lakhani,  Hon’ble Commissioner, Central GST Commissionerate, Daman. The scanned copy of the  Trade Notice No. 06/2017-18, Vapi, dtd. 16.08.2017 is attached here with the mail for your reference.

Vide the said notice a copy of the Circular No. 5/5/2017 - GST dtd. 11.08.2017 issued vide F.No. 349/82/2017-GST issued by Govt. of India,  Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Custom, GST Policy Wing, New Delhi regarding Clarification on issues related to furnishing of Bond/ Letter of Undertaking  for Export is  forwarded herewith.

It is also requested to refer Trade Notice No. 01/2017-18 dtd 05.07.2017 and Trade Notice No. 03/2017-18 dtd 12.08.2017 on the above said context.

For more details please go through the attachment.

Thanking you,

With regards,

 

 

Atul R Shah

Secretary

Silvassa Industries Associations

Add: 202, Radhakrishna Tower, Near IDBI Bank, Silvassa – 396230 U.T. Of Dadra & Nagar Haveli,

Tel.: (0260) 6452921

Website : silvassaindustries.com

E-mail : silvassa.sia@gmail.com